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Science Facts: Earthquakes turn water into gold.


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Science Fact: The Earth tilts at roughly 66 degrees.


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Facts about Science: The four largest moons are called the Galilean Moons, as they were discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610.


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Fact about Science: You can start a fire with ice.


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Science Information: In 1977, we received a signal from deep space that lasted 72 seconds. We still don't know how or where it came from.


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Information about Science: Neptune was originally called


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Science Facts: The International Space Station is as roomy as a five-bedroom house and travels at 17,500 mph.


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Science Fact: Parasitic and host plants have a dialogue by sharing genetic information with one another.


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Facts about Science: 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!


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


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


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Information 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.


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


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Science Fact: Saturn has 64 known moons orbiting it.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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Fact about Science: 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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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Science Information: 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.


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


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