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The “dog days of summer” refer to the weeks between July 3 and August 11 and are named after the Dog Star (Sirius) in the Canis Major constellation.
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Startonight Jul 21
Did you know that there could be 500 million planets capable of supporting life in our galaxy?
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Startonight Jul 14
According to anthropologists, 90 percent of people kiss. But that doesn’t mean that kissing is the same for everyone. Kissing customs vary across the world.
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Startonight Jul 17
Neutron stars are thought to be the fastest spinning objects in the universe. Pulsars are a particular type of neutron star that emits a beam of radiation which can be observed as a pulse of light as the star spins.
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Startonight Jul 20
Did you know that it is estimated that there are 400 billion stars in our galaxy?
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Startonight Jul 19
In 1990 Voyager 1 turned its camera back on our home planet and took a picture. This became known as The Pale Blue Dot. Seen from 6 billion km away, the Earth appears as a tiny blue speck in the depths of space.
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Startonight Jul 13
Scientists believe that the first known ancestor of the horse lived about 50 million years ago. This prehistoric horse is called Eohippus and had four padded toes on the front legs and three padded toes on the back legs.
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Startonight Jul 16
Venus is home to one of the most inhospitable environments imaginable, with constant electronic storms, high CO2 readings, and it is shrouded by clouds of sulfuric acid.
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Startonight Jul 18
Neutron stars spin incredibly quickly and are also incredibly dense. It is estimated, if you could collect a tablespoon of matter from the centre of a neutron star, it would weigh about one billion tons.
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Startonight Jul 15
Olympus Mons on Mars is the tallest mountain on any of the planets of the Solar System. The mountain is a gigantic shield volcano standing at 26 kilometres tall and sprawling 600 kilometres across.
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Startonight Jul 11
A red sky in the morning means that good, high pressure weather has already passed meaning low pressure weather (storms) will be coming to the east.
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Startonight Jul 12
Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal. They can run hours after birth and sleep both lying down and standing up.
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Startonight Jul 10
If pollution gets too high, the sky will just look hazy, leaving a murky sunset that no one really appreciates. This is happening a lot in Rome due to their pollution problem.
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Nicole Eggleston Mar 20
Replying to @wordtoJude
Awe can’t wait
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Héctor Camí (エクトル) Dec 31
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Manuela Zingale Jul 1
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