NASA/JPL Here is a collection of completely random facts about a fascinating blue planet very far from us that is named after a god of the sea. The planet Neptune. ...

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NASA/JPL If you would like an impossible challenge, try flying a kite or doing anything else in the winds on the planet Neptune. It’s guaranteed to be pretty ugly because ...

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Way back in 1977, Voyager 1 was one of two probes launched by NASA, with its primary mission being the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn. It made a famous fictional ...

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In August 1971, astronauts on the Apollo 15 mission placed a small aluminum statue and a plaque on the moon that commemorated the deaths of fourteen U.S. astronauts and Soviet ...

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The most well-known star by far is the North Star, but it’s not really just one star in the night sky. Polaris, or the “North Star,” is actually a set ...

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On September 13, 1985, U.S. Air Force pilot, Major Wilbert “Doug” Pearson, shot down a satellite while piloting an F-15A Eagle fighter aircraft. He became the first pilot ever to ...

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In 1975, the Soviet Union did something that had never been done in space before. They fired a gun from a space station, the one and only time such a ...

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Youtube On May 31, 2017, a new kind of aircraft that looks unlike any other was unveiled for the first time at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. ...

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In 1988, the Soviets launched a new type of spacecraft that had an almost identical appearance to the Space Shuttle belonging to the United States. The Soviets didn’t just copy ...

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Astronauts can’t just pull off their helmets and take a big whiff to discover what space smells like, but they have discovered that space has a distinct odor when they ...

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When someone speaks of space, the area above our heads where the stars and planets sit, where are they talking about? Where exactly does space begin after someone leaves the ...

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