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Did you know, that Space it self, is expanding at a rate faster than light?
And that we will never be able to see the light of the first objects created, just because of that fact.
 
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The toilets in aboard the space station recycle over 80% of urine , but do not recycle other human waste . thus one of the two toilets is full, leaving only one currently (12/6/2019) available.
 
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Stars can live for millions of years. The sun is a small star in the middle of its life. It will keep on giving heat and light for another five thousand million years!
 
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1. There is a massive black hole in the middle of our universe that is why there is a bundle of stars at the middle.:eek:

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Mars may not be habitable because the highest temperature recorded was 141 degrees and the low was -114 degrees!!!!
 
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Pluto is not on the same orbital plane as the rest of the planets. Pluto orbits the sun with an inclination of up to 16º
 

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The Celestron 114LCM Computerize Telescope has the largest optics in the LCM family of beginner telescopes that gives the out-of-boxer the tools to quickly become a novice and then amateur astronomer as they view and photograph the night sky for the first time.
 
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The sword in Orion's belt includes M42, one of the best targets for budding astronomers -- and since it's also a place where many new stars are accumulating mass and firing up, it's also of tremendous interest to working astronomers.
 
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The time has come to ‘comment your way’ to the stars...or at least for a chance at winning a look at them through an incredible Celestron - 114LCM Computerized Newtonian Telescope!



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Hi there, my name is Alexandr Matrosov, first I will share you some facts.
The Sirius star is the brightest star in the space. Sirius is a two star system 8.6 light years from Earth. It located in the Canis major. Sirius A has a radius of 740,000 miles (1.2 million km), which is 71% larger than the radius of the sun, Sirius B has a radius of only 3,650 miles (5,900 km) which makes it slightly smaller than planet Earth!
Many dog's constellation like Carina, Puppies (Argo Navis), Canis major and minor, relate to the south pole of the world.

And here is just additional information:
I'm not sure about accurate fact's , but instead of banal quotes, I will try to explain some vision's about a space. Probably in the past the middle of the Milky Way of the Scorpio-Sagittarius constellation's signify the winter time of the year period at the northern hemisphere. The modern astrology has deviation with a time because of precession and wrong data calculus. In the past constellation Scorpio was mean the Black Dragon (which probably must relate with potential cold dark matter which we could watching in the black clouds of Milky Way). So the sun right now passing our milky way in the Ophiuchus (just started passing the milky way - this is beginning of the winter). And conversely the pike of the summer time was the Gemini-Cancer period. That's why this all signs has numerical value 2 (watch zodiac sign of Gemini), and most of this star's in this direction has Hydrogen in basis (probably consist predominantly of Hydrogen gas, like our Sun). That's why the another side of zodiac signs all has relation with the water hydrogen beginning, like : Aquarius, Pisces, Taurus, Gemini. If you will investigate meaning of the number two at the different languages you will notice relation this number with the hydrogen water, like in the Russian variant of two 'para', which mean the water evaPORation- the gas in another words, the Hydrogen gas. So this is 2 direction's which explain 2 beginning's , one of theme the male cold air beginning of the winter time, and the second 2 is the summer Gemini (women) - Cancer water solstice. With that accurate scheme we could see some logical structure of the system and world creation, with right thing's which consist knowing.
So this winter time relate to our's north poles at the earth formation, because two north poles producing nitrogen gas, which coming from our earth core , the earth core consist of the metal's, that's why when you talking about the winter time , you explain the physic of the dense cold matter - metal's. Because the earth core metal's here providing cold environment. So basicaly the middle of the Milky Way star's consist of the high dense compressed star's , probably they are consist of the very densive metal's formation's. So that's why i have the theory - that all black matter in the middle of the Milky Way consist of the very dense metal's, and probably the black holes consist of the very dense structure matter too. So the matter are primary. Primary meaning first stable, that's why the primary matter has numerical value 1. If you will look at the form of the Milky Way you will notice that the very thin form look's like the number 1. So before big bang was the little point, of the great dense compressed first stable matter. This metal's producing high electro-magnet waves like - gamma , x-ray's and ultraviolet. That's why most of middle Milky Way star's has x-ray emission, and density of this star's are much more than another's. Because center of the Milky Way compressing the matter, there are exist great creating of the new young star's with high density. that's why this Dragon could mean Z, which has numerical value 1, it mean pure primary matter - metal's with high electro-magnet emission.
 
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The galaxy ARP 273 is a pair of beautiful interacting galaxies in the constellation Andromeda, It is mag 13.7, making it possible to view through a 8"+ scope with a high focal length
 
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Light from some stars takes so long to travel to our eyes that when you look at the star-speckled night sky you're actually peering deep into the past. NASA's Hubble Telescope can look as far back as 13 billion years ago.
 
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Olympus Mons is the largest volcano on any planet in the entire solar system. It's so large in fact that if you were standing on the very top of Olympus Mons crater, the other end would be beyond the horizon and thus, not able to be seen from your end
 
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Space is a mystery.
Universe and Life is so much similar!
To the Universe, it is filled with dust and debris’s but to the viewers they are eye catching Nebulas.
The same way Our Life is filled with struggles and pain but to the onlookers we have an effortless life.
Our future is a mystery and the same goes for Space.
The Universe is trying to teach us about life.
As for the Interesting Fact:
It Rains Diamonds in Jupiter and Saturn. ( happens due to lightning storms turning methane to carbon which as it falls gradually turns into graphite and diamonds)
So anyone wants to become a millionaire stay in Jupiter or Saturn for a day or two.
 
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Our home galaxy has a new, super-precise mass measurement: about 890 billion times the mass of our sun. That's 3.9 tredecillion lbs. (1.8 tredecillion kilograms), a tredecillion being a 1 with 42 zeros after it, or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. That amounts to about 6 billion billion billion elephants, 296 quadrillion Earth masses or 135 times the mass of the supermassive black hole in the image released back in April.
 
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Space is a mystery.
Universe and Life is so much similar!
To the Universe, it is filled with dust and debris’s but to the viewers they are eye catching Nebulas.
The same way Our Life is filled with struggles and pain but to the onlookers we have an effortless life.
Our future is a mystery and the same goes for Space.
The Universe is trying to teach us about life.
As for the Interesting Fact:
It Rains Diamonds in Jupiter and Saturn. ( happens due to lightning storms turning methane to carbon which as it falls gradually turns into graphite and diamonds)
So anyone wants to become a millionaire stay in Jupiter or Saturn for a day or two.
Methan to Carbon??? Explain more about it please
Do you know what is it mean? It mean that you can receive carbon from the nitrogen compounds, when you greatly heat it. This is mean that in the earth carbon deposit's in the crust could be created from the metal's particle's or silicon , when it overheated inside the crust. So carbon couldn't be neccessary relate to the death life particles , like charcoal for instance. Ofcourse if you wouldn't think that all metal's mean LIFE. Because the metal's are life.
 
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I am Israel Flores from Newark, New Jersey, I have a degree in mathematics and computer science. I always have been interested in astronomy, physics and astrophysics and in general all sciences. I was always interested in working for NASA. But I am glad that others have made it before me, like this superstar Ellen Ochoa and other Hispanic Americans.

Ellen Ochoa, Engineer, Astronaut.

Born on May 10, 1958, in Los Angeles, California, Ellen Ochoa received her master of science and doctorate degrees at Stanford University. She was selected by NASA in 1990 and in 1991 became the world's first Hispanic female astronaut, A mission specialist and flight engineer, Ochoa is a veteran of four space flights, logging more than 950 hours in space. She is a real Star.
 
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Before Yuri Gagarin's mission to put a man in earth orbit the Vostok 3KA-2 was used to test the spacecraft and booster systems. It completed one orbit carrying a life-size dummy named Ivan Ivanovich and a dog called Zvezdochka.
 
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About 7:54 UTC on December 26, a large asteroid will make its closest approach to earth at about 12km per second. At its closest approach it will be about 19 times the distance from earth to moon.
 
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A Cepheid variable star is a star that pulsates in the radial direction. It varies in temperature and diameter leading to variations in luminosity. Cepheid variable stars were particularly important for gauging interstellar distances at the turn of the 20th century. Henrietta Swan Leavitt learned that these variable stars pulsate with a stable period and amplitude.

One may discover the true luminosity of a variable star by noting the period of the star, then one may compare its apparent brightness to the known luminosity of the star to determine its distance.

Cepheid variable stars gain their name from John Goodricke who in 1784 was the first to observe a variable star, namely, Delta Cephei in the constellation Cepheus. Since this was the first variable star of its kind observed it is the namesake for the Cepheid variable star.
 
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Time is a base foundation of our world. It is a requirement for existence of anything and anything that is not secluded in its boundaries does not belong to our world. Time also makes life or existence possible. Only in the time something can start but by the essence of time anything that starts within it will have an end. And anything that will not have an end can not strat its existence. Time is the most basic foundation of the world we know.
 
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