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November 15, 2020 Saima Baig no responses

Pluto – The Planet That Wasn’t

It used to be a planet and then it wasn’t. Pluto’s demotion to a dwarf planet has been a bone of contention amongst many. This fight has overshadowed a milestone in human space travel. We have actually sent a spacecraft that has flown by Pluto, has made scientific observations and […]

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Earth’s Mass Extinctions

Our planet is currently going through an environmental and climate disaster, to the extent that many scientists now believe that Earth is experiencing a sixth mass extinction event, caused by human activity — what we call anthropogenic impacts. A mass extinction event is one where there is a widespread and […]

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October 13, 2020 Saima Baig no responses

Equinox and Solstice – What is the reason for the season?

Find out what gives us our seasons, equinoxes, solstices and what is the difference between astronomical and meteorogical seasons. Read

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October 13, 2020 Saima Baig no responses

What is a Black Hole?

Find out about black holes and what happens if you fall into one. Read

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September 12, 2020 Saima Baig no responses

Comets, Asteroids and Meteors — What’s the difference?

Comets, Asteroids and Meteors visit us often but What’s the difference between these visitors often seen in the nightsky. Read 

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New Visitors to Mars

We may have been deprived of social interaction and been stuck in our homes for the last few months, but science and exploration has continued. Launches of orbiters and rovers to the fourth rock from the Sun has definitely made 2020 the year of Mars. Read and watch the launches

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Take A Trip to Mercury!

Let’s take a trip to the planet Mercury. Use your cursor to check out its surface inside! The European and Japanese spacecraft Bepi Colombi is on its way to orbit the planet in 2025 & took amazing images. Read and see images

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell

The astrophysicist who co-discovered the first radio pulsar in 1967 but – surprise surprise – the Nobel Prize this discovery received in 1974 did not include her name. Read

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What are Zoonotic Diseases? Is Covid 19 a Zoonotic disease? FAQs

What are Zoonotic Diseases? Is Covid 19 a Zoonotic disease? Here are some FAQs Read

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Nikola Tesla — The Man Who Saw the Future

Before Elon Musk and Tesla, there was the man, who inspired Musk and his company: Nikola Tesla the scientist who saw the future. Read about him and his love of a pigeon here

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