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Why is it called GMT?

Reading Time: 3 minutes GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time, which is a time standard that is used as a reference for the local time at the Prime Meridian, the line of longitude that passes through the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England. The Prime Meridian is used as the reference point for determining the […]

Space Orbit
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Going into Orbit vs Going into Space

Reading Time: 2 minutes Going into orbit and going into space are similar, but they are not the same thing. Going into orbit refers to the process of launching a spacecraft or satellite into a circular path around a celestial body, such as the Earth or the Moon. To go into orbit, a spacecraft […]

The Statue of Liberty
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The Statue of Liberty was actually a gift!

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Statue of Liberty is one of the most iconic landmarks in the United States of America. It’s literally on everyone’s bucket list. Located on Liberty Island in New York City, the Statue stands tall at 151 feet (46 meters) and is made of copper. It depicts a woman holding […]

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The mystery of the Himalayan Yeti

Reading Time: 2 minutes The mighty Himalayas are home to some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth. Now one interesting story about the Himalayas is the legend of the yeti, also known as the abominable snowman. The yeti is a mythical creature said to inhabit […]

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Why does a week have 7 days?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever wondered why we have a 7-day week? It seems like an arbitrary number, doesn’t it? Well, as it turns out, the 7-day week has a fascinating history that dates back to ancient times. The reason why we have a 7-day week is that it’s based on the […]

Witness Northern Lights
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What causes Northern Lights?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today we will be talking about the Northern Lights. Specifically, the question, what causes the Northern Lights? The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, is a natural light display that can be seen in the night sky in the polar regions. They are caused by particles from the sun […]