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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 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 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 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 7
Yggdrasil is a mythical tree that is the centre to the cosmos, and connects the nine worlds of Norse cosmology. This tree was said to nourish gods, humans and animals, and allowed for gods and other beings to travel between the realms.
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Startonight Jul 9
As the sun starts dropping to the horizon it starts to loose its blue wavelength hues, then its green and yellow hues, then orange, leaving only red wavelengths. That is why the sun at the end of a sunset will look like a ball of fire.
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Startonight Jul 5
The story of Rona comes from the Maori tribe in New Zealand and is about a young woman who displeased the moon so the moon seized her and took her away. In the myth, she grabs on to a tree and drags it with her to the moon.
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Startonight Jul 3
Selene / Luna are the names of the Moon Goddess in Greek and Roman mythology. In the myths the goddess is paired with the god of the sun. He travels throughout the day and she takes over the journey at night.
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Startonight Jul 4
There is a myth from Africa which says that Mawu is a moon good who is forever linked in unity with the sun goddess Liza. It is believed that lunar and solar eclipses are related to the lovemaking times of the celestial couple.
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