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5 More Fascinating Facts about Planet Earth

November 14, 2014 |

As the Earth rotates on its axis and orbits the Sun, the Sun orbits the center of the Milky Way at a rate of 800,000 kilometers (500,000 mi) per hour. It’s dizzying how remarkable the universe has remained since its inception. Earth is a tiny piece of a much larger puzzle, and yet, its composition and inner workings are still extraordinary. Read More

Dangerous Asteroid Rapidly Approaching Earth?

November 2, 2014 | 4

A large asteroid named 2014 UR116 is moving into an orbit, most likely involving a collision with Earth. Asteroid flies inside the solar system.

His route is similar to the trajectory of the Chelyabinsk meteorite. He flies by planet, Venus and Mars, and is a real danger for the inhabitants of the earth.

The asteroid was recorded robotic telescope “Master” at a time when he flew past the planet Earth at a distance of approximately 1.496 million kilometers.

Scientists have brought it to the list of potentially dangerous for mankind celestial bodies.

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5 Mysteries of Time Perception

October 30, 2014 |

Defining time seems like a simple task: It’s hours and minutes, and the passage of one day to the next. But the ultimate nature of time is still a mystery, as revealed by all the quirks and ambiguities it presents us throughout a seemingly normal day. Read More


5 Surprising Discoveries about Earth’s Past

October 28, 2014 | 1

Modern science has learned a lot about Earth’s past, and researchers have uncovered some surprising details that go against everything we take for granted. Details like . . . Read More

Future of the Earth: 500 Years From Now

October 21, 2014 | 2

If you could travel back in time five centuries, you’d encounter a thriving Aztec empire in Central Mexico, a freshly painted “Mona Lisa” in Renaissance Europe and cooler temperatures across the Northern Hemisphere.

This was a world in the midst of the Little Ice Age (A.D. 1300 to 1850) and a period of vast European exploration now known as the Age of Discovery. Read More

The Most Amazing Facts About Earth

October 11, 2014 | 1

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and is the largest of the terrestrial planets. Unlike the other planets in the solar system that are named after classic deities the Earth’s name comes from the Anglo-Saxon word erda which means ground or soil. Read More


5 Sea Creatures That Belong On Another Planet

October 9, 2014 |

If you were a movie producer and somebody pitched a film about a tentacled alien that could shape-shift, become invisible, and shoot a blinding cloud of chemicals at its enemies, you’d just sigh and say “No, that’s an octopus.” Read More


Interesting Facts About Islands

October 5, 2014 | 1

There are over 100,000 islands on earth. Many are tropical and many are covered in ice. The number of islands on earth is constantly changing due to the rise and fall of sea levels. When the sea levels are high, many small islands disappear. There are several different ways for islands to form. You can even have an island made. Here are 25 interesting facts about islands. Read More

Earth In 200 Million Years

September 27, 2014 |

Find out about a new supercontinent in the making, called Pangaea Ultima. Previously, there was Ur, then Kenorland, Protopangaea, Nuna, Rodinia, Pannotia, and Pangaea. Read More


5 Breathtaking Places You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

September 26, 2014 |

The Earth is a miraculous place and with the advent of technology, places that were remote and hidden have been finding their way into the eyes of the world. Read More


Top 5 False Conceptions About Earth

September 24, 2014 |

Ever since Apollo 8 showed us a big blue marble rising above the lunar horizon, people have wanted to know all they could about Earth. Today, scientists know a lot more, but not every details makes it into the public ear. This means what we hear isn’t exactly what they’re trying to convey, but it’s close enough that everyone misunderstands each other perfectly. Read More

Astronomers Search for the Twin of Our Twin Among the Stars

September 23, 2014 |

What if, in our quest to find another Earth, we happen upon another Venus? We should celebrate, of course. Venus is often called Earth’s “twin” because it shares of lot of our home planet’s physical characteristics: surface area, composition and density. Read More

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