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Science Facts: Scientists say that eventually Triton will get so close to Neptune, it will be torn apart by gravity, and Neptune could end up with more rings than Saturn currently has!

Science Fact: As of 2012, Mariner 10 and MESSENGER are the only two spacecraft to ever have visited the planet Mercury.

Facts about Science: There are three main types of galaxies out in space, and they are spiral, elliptical, and irregular.

Fact about Science: The Andromeda Galaxy appears in the night sky as a smudge of light, and is in fact the most furthest away object in the night sky that you can see with your eyes.

Science Information: We are aware of only 14 black holes in space.

Information about Science: Saturn has 64 known moons orbiting it.

Science Facts: Tap water has a shelf-life of 6 months, after which chlorine dissipates and bacteria starts to grow.

Science Fact: Earth, Mars, Mercury and Venus are called the inner planets as they are closest to the sun.

Facts about Science: The moon is moving away from us by 3.78 cm (1.48 in) a year.

Fact about Science: There is more CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years.

Science Information: The Sun makes a full rotation once every 25-35 days.

Information about Science: The first artificial satellite in space was called sputnik.

Science Facts: Neptune was the first planet to get its existence predicted by calculations before it was actually seen by a telescope.

Science Fact: Charton is one of the moons of Pluto, and is only slightly smaller than Pluto itself.

Facts about Science: Triton, one of Neptune's moons, is gradually getting closer to the planet it orbits.

Fact about Science: There are 10 times more bacterial cells in your body than body cells.

Science Information: Rocks from Mars have landed on Earth from meteorite impacts blasting debris through space.

Information about Science: All together, the space travellers have spent just over 30,400 days (83 years) in space!

Science Facts: The strongest creatures on Earth are gonorrhea bacteria. They can pull 100,000 times their own body weight.

Science Fact: The largest black hole known to man is the Quasar OJ287, and has an expected mass of 18 billion times that of our own sun.

Facts about Science: The ancient Babylonians used to track Venus' path though the skies in records that date back as far as 1600 BC.

Fact about Science: Humans can live unprotected in space for about 30 seconds if they don't hold their breath.

Science Information: Jupiter's largest moon is called Ganymede, and has a greater diameter then the planet Mercury.

Information about Science: The Martian day is 24 hours 39 minutes and 35 seconds.

Science Facts: The Queen of the U.K. is the legal owner of one sixth of the Earth's land surface!

Science Fact: The 'smell of rain' is caused by a bacteria called actinomycetes.

Facts about Science: The Earth's rotation is gradually slowing down. However it is slowing down so very minimally (approximately 17 milliseconds per hundred years) that it will be about 140 million years before the Earth experiences 25 hour days.

Fact about Science: We know more about space than we do about deep in our oceans.

Science Information: Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty.

Information about Science: One third of the Earth's surface is either partially or totally desert.

Science Facts: It takes 8 minutes and 20 seconds for light to travel from the sun to the earth.

Science Fact: The closest galaxy to us is the Andromeda Galaxy.

Facts about Science: A bolt of lightning is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun.

Fact about Science: A Neptunian year lasts for 164.79 Earth years!

Science Information: There is a water reservoir floating in space that is equivalent to 140 trillion times all the water in the world's ocean.

Information about Science: Black Arrow was developed during the 1960's and was used for four launches between 1969 and 1971.