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History of Planet Earth — Infographic

History of Planet Earth from the Big Bang to Modern Humans

Spanning about 4.5 billion years, planet Earth has had quite the interesting, and often tumultuous, past.  From the first specks of dust in the solar nebula after the formation of the sun, through it’s lava and liquid rock stage and through a few ice ages, today’s infographic gives you the story of our planet’s geological and meteorological history all in one place.  [VIA]

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Posted by on January 6, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Video of the Day – 11/16/15 (Why Is the Solar System Flat?)

Daily Video — “Why Is the Solar System Flat?”

From the MinutePhysics YouTube Channel, this video explains why the planets in our solar system orbit on a flat plane, rather than zipping around the sun in any direction they choose.

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Posted by on November 16, 2015 in Daily Video

 

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Video of the Day – 11/4/15 (What If Everyone JUMPED At Once?)

Daily Video — “What If Everyone JUMPED At Once?

From the VSauce Youtube Channel, this video addresses one of those “age-old questions” of what would happen if everyone in the world, all 6 billion+ of us, jumped at once in one location…SPOILER: not much.

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Posted by on November 4, 2015 in Daily Video

 

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11 Must-See Celestial Events in 2014 – Infographic

The Must-See Celestial Events

There are always amazing things happening in the night sky, especially if you know where to look.  In 2014 there are 11 “must-see” events that the folks at space.com have recommended we keep an eye out for. [VIA]

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Posted by on March 26, 2014 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 1/16/14 (“A Falling Star as Seen from Space”)

Daily Photo — “A Falling Star as Seen from Space”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

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Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Daily Photo

 

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50 Amazing Facts About the Moon – Infographic

50 Amazing Facts About the Moon

We see is almost every night and sometimes during the day.  We’ve dreamed about it, written songs and poems about it and even visited it — the Earth’s constant companion, the moon.  Today’s infographic provides several interesting facts about the Moon from travel, orbits, myths, mysteries, and misconceptions. [VIA]

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Posted by on January 15, 2014 in Infographics

 

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Timeline of the Far Future – Infographic

Timeline of the Far Future

Most of us do not like to be caught by surprise as events occur and arise, especially big, life altering ones.  While nothing here will directly affect us, it is interesting to know how thefuture might shake out.  The BBC has put together this interesting timeline for us, starting 1000 years into the future and taking us to one hundred quintillion years (100,000,000,000,000,000,000). [VIA]

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Posted by on January 8, 2014 in Infographics

 

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