Science Facts

Science Facts: Ever wondered why people call the Earth the Blue Planet? That's because 70% of the Earth's surface is covered with water!


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Science Fact: There are about 173,000 venomous species: from lizards to spiders and fish.


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Facts 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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Fact about Science: Venus is the only planet named after a female.


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Science Information: Bees can be trained to detect bombs.


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Information about Science: The Big Bang Theory was actually first theorized by a Catholic priest.


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Science Facts: The planet Uranus gets its name from


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Science Fact: Venus is the only planet that spins backwards relative to the other planets.


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Facts about Science: A year on Saturn would take almost thirty Earth years.


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Fact about Science: Uranus was originally called


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Science Information: After the Sun and the Moon, Venus is the next brightest object in our night sky.


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Information about Science: Only half of Mercury has ever been seen!


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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: The force of gravity can sometimes cause comets to tear apart.


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Facts about Science: Due to the unique Nickel-Iron properties of the Earth's Core, when coupled with the Earth's rotation, The Earth is surrounded by a powerful magnetic field that protects it from the effects of Solar Wind.


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Fact about Science: In the past there have been many misconceptions about the Earth, such as when people thought it was the centre of the Solar System and that all other planets orbited it! Or when they thought it was flat and that a person could sail off the edge by sailing over the horizon!


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Science Information: Maat Mons, Venus' largest volcano, stands at 5 miles high!


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Information about Science: A day on Saturn is 10 hours 39 minutes.


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Science Facts: On average it takes the light only 1.3 seconds to travel from the moon to the earth.


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Science Fact: Shortly after it's discovery, Neptune was only referred to as


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Facts about Science: If you was driving at 75 miles (121 km) per hour, it would take 258 days to drive around one of Saturn's rings.


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Fact about Science: Neptune has 13 known moons.


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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: Jupiter is known as the dumping ground for our solar system, as a large percentage of asteroids are pulled in by Jupiter's gravity.


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Science Facts: A Neptunian year lasts for 164.79 Earth years!


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Science Fact: Out of all the planets in our Solar System, Mars is the one which people believe is most likely to have life of some sort.


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


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Fact about Science: A day on Venus would last for 243 Earth days, whilst an entire year on Venus would last for 224.7 days - making a year on Venus shorter than a day!


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Science Information: The average surface temperature of Uranus is -224C making it the coldest planet in the solar system.


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Information about Science: The highest mountain known to man is the Olympus Mons, which is located on Mars. It's peak is 15 miles (25KM) high, making it nearly 3 times higher than Mt Everest.


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Science Facts: The average numbers of readers of any given published scientific paper is said to be 0.6.


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Science Fact: Venus and Mercury are the only planets within our solar System not to have any moons orbiting them.


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Facts about Science: Mercury and Venus are the only two planets in our solar system that do not have any moons.


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Fact about Science: Saturn is so big that Earth could fit into it whooping 755 times!


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Science Information: Earth is the only planet in our solar system to have water in all three of its forms (Liquid, Solis & Gas).


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Information about Science: Saturn is the root of the English word


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