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Science Facts: The planet Uranus gets its name from


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


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


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


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


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Information 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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Science Facts: Neptune has 13 known moons.


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Science Fact: 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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Facts 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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Fact about Science: Bees can be trained to detect bombs.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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Science Fact: Of the 70% of water covering the Earth only 3% of it is fresh, the other 97% of it is salted.


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Facts about Science: The International Space Station is the most expensive object ever built, at US$150 billion.


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


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Science Information: The planet Earth weighs approximately 5,974,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms (nearly 6 septillion kg), that's roughly the same amount of weight as 54,807,339,449,541,284,403 (approx 55 quintillion) Blue Whales - the heaviest creature on the Earth itself!


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Information about Science: Astronauts cannot burp in space!


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Science Facts: Before I tell you what the rest of the Earth's layers consist of, here's an interesting side-fact about the Earth's Crust: it consists of different plates floating perpetually on the Earth mantle, moving at the same rate that a person's fingernails grow!


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Science Fact: The giant red spot on Jupiter is a persistent storm that is larger than Earth! This is known to have been in existence since 1655. Now that is a long storm


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Facts about Science: Mercury has a very weak magnetic field, about 1% of that of Earths.


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Fact about Science: The name Earth comes from a combination of Old English and Germanic and is derived from 'eor(th)e' and 'ertha' which mean 'ground'.


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


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


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