There is a star 50 light-years from earth in the constellation…

diamond-star-smallThere is a star 50 light-years from earth in the constellation Centaurus (BPM 37093) that is pure crystallized carbon, which means it is a diamond that weighs 10 billion trillion trillion carats. Written out that would be 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 carats.

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During photosynthesis, plants emit light…

photosynthesis-from-spaceDuring photosynthesis, plants emit light humans can’t see, but NASA can see that light from space—and they’ve made maps.

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NASA thinks humans can probably survive …

survival-in-spaceNASA thinks humans can probably survive completely unprotected in space for over 30 seconds without permanent injury. Three people have died from exposure to space – the three crewmen of Soyuz 11, which accidentally depressurized during its return to earth. One crewman was wearing a bio monitor, which showed he went into cardiac arrest within 40 seconds of depressurization.

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Venus is the only planet in the Solar…

VenusVenus is the only planet in the Solar System where the sun rises in the West and sets in the East.

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