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And the fourth, the "Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey"
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12 Amazing Facts About Elephants

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12 Amazing Facts About Elephants teded: “ In honor of World Elephant Day, we present you with 12 little known facts about one of our favorite creatures…in GIFs, of course. 1. Elephants know every...

Learn why famous meteor showers like the Perseids and Leonids occur every year.
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How Meteor Showers Work (Infographic)

Learn why famous meteor showers like the Perseids and Leonids occur every year in this SPACE.com infographic.

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Lifecycle of a star

Short educational videos for elementary students from NASA
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Our World: Arecibo - The Largest Radio Telescope on Earth

On our NASA site at: https://nasaeclips.arc.nasa.gov/playlists/ourworld?v=our-world-arecibo-the-largest-radio-telescope-on-earthLearn about radio waves, a sp...

According to this Pluto was a planet for less than a year, 12.09.09 - A Few Interesting Facts About Ol' Pluto
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A Few Interesting Facts About Ol’ Pluto

I didn’t know that. I also checked out the source for that info and found out some other cool things about the demoted dwarf planet: – The name Pluto was originally suggested by an 11-year-old schoolgirl in Oxford, England. – No spacecraft has ever visited Pluto, though one is due to reach there in 2015. […]

#Astronomy #Infographic: Timeline traces the ideas that led up to the #Apollo #Moon landings.

Destination Moon: The 350-Year History of Lunar Exploration (Infographic)

For centuries before Apollo 11, the idea of visiting the moon fired the imagination.See the 350-year history of moon exploration in this Space.com infographic.

Facts About Your Farts.... this is slightly hilarious
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Facts About Your Farts.... this is slightly hilarious

The Golden Ratio is a mathematical relationship in which the ratio of the larger portion to the smaller is the same as the larger portion to the whole. While the number itself is irrational and goes on indefinitely, it is usually rounded to 1.618.

Nature's most interesting eggs.

Nature's most interesting eggs.

Several species of sharks can grow to an impressive size. In general, length is much easier to measure accurately than weight, because few are willing

Shark Weight - The Most Massive Sharks

Several species of sharks can grow to an impressive size. In general, length is much easier to measure accurately than weight, because few are willing

Cool facts like this really make me enjoy chemistry and get my pumped to learn what things are made of!
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Chemistry of Fireworks | Worksheet | Education.com

Don't let school year learning slip away this summer: use this chemistry worksheet to practice identifying elements.

What Happens When Water Freezes in a Box So Strong It Can’t Expand? This final form of ice, and by extension form of water, still managed to surprise even the minds at Oxford when against all of their expectations, it proved to be totally antiferroelectric, being unable to hold a charge at all.

What Happens When Water Freezes in a Box So Strong It Can’t Expand?

Some readers may recall a science class in which an excitable teacher walked to the front of the class to show off a small, cracked steel container, seemingly damaged by an incredibly powerful, but tiny force; only for said teacher to reveal that the damage had been done by nothing more than water. However, what would happen if you put the water in a container it couldn't break out of and then froze it?

How Deep Is The Ocean? | Pinterest Infographics - fun details for kids
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How Deep Is The Ocean?

Infographic that describes how deep the ocean really is

The Antikythera Mechanism by Michæl Paukner ... This mechanism is an ancient mechanical calculator designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was recovered in 1900-01 from the Antikythera wreck, but its complexity and significance were not understood until decades later. It is now thought to have been built about 100-150 BC. Technological artifacts of similar complexity did not reappear until the 14th century, when mechanical astronomical clocks appeared in Europe.

Shifting Poles Theory

The Theory of Crustal Displacement or... What is the Pole Shift Theory? The Pole shift hypothesis is not to be confused with geomagnetic reversal, the periodic reversal of the Earth's magnetic field (effectively switching the north and south magnetic poles). Geomagnetic reversal has more acceptance in the scientific community than pole shift hypotheses. The Pole shift hypothesis is almost always discussed in the context of Earth, but other bodies in the Solar System may have experienced…

Dwarf planet Pluto has one giant moon, Charon, but now is known to have four more tiny satellites.
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Pluto's Moons Are Even Weirder Than Thought

Pluto's moons are even stranger and more intriguing than scientists had imagined, a new study reveals.