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Astronomy Is Awesome
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Astronomy is Awesome creates amazing and unique content about all things related to Space and Astronomy.
Astronomy is Awesome creates amazing and unique content about all things related to Space and Astronomy.

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Random Cool Facts About Earth:

http://astronomyisawesome.com/solar-systems/cool-facts-about-earth/

  -  Earth was once thought to be the center of the Universe.
  -  Earth was also once thought to be the center of our Solar System.
  -  Earth has a powerful magnetic field caused by its nickel-iron core.
  -  Earth takes its name from an old Anglo-Saxon word “Erda”, meaning ground or soil.
  -  Earth’s atmosphere is made up of 78% Nitrogen, 21 Oxygen and trace amounts of other gases; Argon and Carbon Dioxide.
  -  Earth has an Ozone layer which protects it from harmful solar radiation.
  -  70% of Earth’s surface is covered by water.
  -  The Earth’s axis is tilted at roughly 23.45 degrees.
  -  There are actually 23 hours 56 minutes and 4 seconds each day, 365.242 days each year – hence the need for a Leap Day.
  -  Earth’s Perihelion orbit is 91,402,640 miles, when it’s closest to the Sun.
  -  Earth’s Aphelion orbit is 94,509,460 miles, when it’s furthest from the Sun.
  -  The average of the Perihelion and the Aphelion orbit is 92,956,050 miles, which is the standard unit of measurement in Astronomy: 1 Astronomic Unit.
  -  Earth has 2 co-orbital satellite moons: 3753 Cruithne and 2002 AA29.
  -  Earth is also the only known planet to host life, further research is needed to determine if it’s intelligent or not :)
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Think you know Earth? You should right, you've lived on it your whole life. Well, test your knowledge and see if you know any of these 10 Cool Facts About #Earth:

http://astronomyisawesome.com/solar-systems/cool-facts-about-earth/

Well, dive in and see what you can learn about the largest of the terrestrial planets and the only planet in our Solar System not to be named after a Greek of Roman god or goddess.

See what we did there? Two cool facts you didn’t know, I’d say we’re already off to a good start!
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Check out our 10 Facts About Venus #infographic!

http://astronomyisawesome.com/infographics/10-facts-about-venus/

Everybody loves #Venus, maybe it’s because she’s the only planet in our Solar System named after a female or because she’s named after the Roman goddess of love…
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Check out our 10 Facts About Mercury #Infographic!

http://astronomyisawesome.com/infographics/10-facts-about-mercury/

With #Mercury being the closest planet to the Sun, it’s very difficult to send spacecraft there to visit it, gather information and relay that back to us here on Earth. Nonetheless, we compiled all we know into this awesome infographic!
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Gas planets refer to the giant #planets in our Solar System which are furthest to orbit the Sun and made of… yeah, you guessed it; mostly gases!

http://astronomyisawesome.com/solar-systems/what-are-the-gas-planets/
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Check out our How Big is our Solar System #Infographic!

http://astronomyisawesome.com/infographics/how-big-is-our-solar-system/

Find out How Big is our #Solar #System and How Long Would it Take to Travel Within it?

The Space Shuttle travels at roughly 28,000 miles per hour, which means in 24 Earth hours, you’d travel 672,000 total miles.
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Check out 10 Cool Facts About #Mercury and see why people love this very enchanting and dangerous planet. What's your favorite fact?

http://astronomyisawesome.com/solar-systems/cool-facts-about-mercury/
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When a star goes #supernova it expels the brightness of over 100 million (our Solar System’s star) Suns. This event creates so much light, people on Earth have reported seeing them with just a naked eye.

http://astronomyisawesome.com/galaxies/life-cycle-of-a-massive-star/
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Giant molecular clouds (#nebula) can be 100 to even 600 light years in width. That’s freakin’ huge! It’s basically equivalent to between 587,862,537,318,360 to 3,527,175,223,910,164 miles, in diameter.

http://astronomyisawesome.com/galaxies/life-cycle-of-a-massive-star/
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#Stars are easily one of the most exciting things in all of space, possibly only second to one of the most intriguing and exciting phenomena in all of Astronomy; black holes!

http://astronomyisawesome.com/galaxies/life-cycle-of-a-massive-star/
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