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Top 5 Impressive Craters on Earth

September 22, 2014 |

There are hundreds of impact craters found around the world, but less than 50 that are considered Large (over 20km in diameter). As an example, one of the most well-known and best preserved craters is Barringer crater in Arizona (35°2′N 111°1′W), which is just over 1km in diameter, and was created by a nickle-iron meteor, which was about 50m (54yards). Read More

How many Days are in a Year?

September 11, 2014 |

A year is considered as the period during which the planet Earth makes a complete orbit around the sun. Read More

When did Life Begin On Earth?

September 10, 2014 |

Life begun on Earth 60 million years earlier than previously thought, according to a geological survey who discovered the traces of lifeforms in the layers of ancient soils of India. Read More

What is the Coldest Place in the World?

September 9, 2014 |

Anyone of us wondered at least once in his lifetime, exactly where is the coldest place on the planet. Either we put this question in a blizzard and cold evening winter, or simply because we are curious to know more about world in which we live, there are places on our planet where the temperature drops to almost unimaginable levels. Read More

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The Most Terrible Places Where No One Want To Live

September 8, 2014 | 1

Many of today’s cities are crowded centers of poverty, disease, and unimaginable brutality. In a world of fathomless technology, far too many people struggle just to stave off the grinding of starvation. Here is a list of the worst places around the world. Read More

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The Most Astrounding Places Visible From Space

September 7, 2014 |

In recent years, the myth that we can clearly see the Great Wall of China from space has been largely busted. Although the wall is long, it’s not very wide and blends in too well with the surrounding environment. While that realization might be somewhat disappointing, there are still plenty of earthly things we can see from space, especially when in low Earth orbit—where satellites and the International Space Station (ISS) hang out. Read More

Newfound Asteroid will Come 10x Closer to Our Planet Than the Moon On Sunday

September 6, 2014 |

Earth is about to have a close encounter with a house-sized asteroid on Sunday (Sept. 7), when a space rock discovered just days ago will zoom by our planet at a range closer than some satellites. Read More

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Awesome Facts About Lightning

September 1, 2014 | 2

Lightning is an amazing and breathtaking sight to witness. At the same time it is one of the most dangerous and unpredictable of all natural phenomena. Read More

Early Earth had Violent Encounters With Giant Asteroids

July 31, 2014 |

In case you need a reminder that the solar system was a harsh place to grow up, the early Earth looks like it was in the middle of a shooting gallery. Asteroids and comets that repeatedly smashed into the early Earth covered the planet’s surface with molten rock during its earliest days. Read More

Amazing Facts About Earth (Infographic)

July 24, 2014 | 1

You’ve lived on Planet Earth all your life, but how much do you really know about the ground underneath your feet? Read More

6 Fantastic Places That Are Hard To Believe Really Exist

July 24, 2014 |

Quick—are you dreaming right now? How do you know? After all, lots of dreams are pretty mundane, and you spend an awful lot of time reading lists, so it could certainly be that this website seeped into your subconscious. Read More

Super Moon Photos from Around the World, July 2014

July 15, 2014 |

You may have noticed the moon looked bigger and brighter than usual this weekend. When the moon is full while its orbit is closest to Earth it’s known as a “supermoon,” creating an illusion of a dramatically large luminous sphere when viewed close to the horizon. This is what occurred over the weekend when the moon was at its fullest and still appeared brighter than normal. Read More

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