The far side of the Moon

Have you ever wondered why the Moon always looks the same? Or have you ever wondered about whats on the other “dark side” of the moon that is not visible from Earth and why we can’t see it? The “dark side” or “far side” of the Moon refers to the fact that only one side […]

The largest living structure in the world

Covering over 344,400 km2 in area (approximately half the size of Texas and bigger than the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Holland combined), the Great Barrier Reef located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Australia, is the largest living structure on the planet. With its fascinating natural formations, the Great Barrier Reef is surely […]

Deforestation of the Amazon RainForest

The Amazon Rainforest covers over a billion acres, encompassing areas in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and the Eastern Andean region of Ecuador and Peru. The Amazon represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests, and comprises the largest and most biodiverse tract of tropical rainforest in the world, with an estimated 390 billion individual trees divided into 16,000 species. One […]

Your bed has about 10 million Dust Mites

House dust mites are microscope bugs that primarily live and feed on dead skin cells regularly shed from humans and their pets. Too small to be seen with the naked eye, a dust mite measures only about one-quarter to one-third of a millimeter. Under a microscope, they can be seen as whitish bugs, having eight legs, […]

What is the temperature on Mars?

Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and since ancient times has been an object of great interest to mankind. Mars is about half the size of earth and its atmosphere is composed mostly of carbon dioxide and is very thin, exerting about 1/100 the surface pressure that the earth’s atmosphere exerts. The temperature […]

The Andes are the longest continental mountain range

Located along the Western part of South America South America, the Andes Mountains are the longest continental mountain range on Earth. The Andes are a continual range of highlands that are about 4,300 miles (7,000 km) long, about 120 to 430 miles (200 to 700 km) wide with an average height of about 13,000ft (4,000m). The Andes are the world’s highest mountain […]

Mosquitos are the Deadliest Animal on Earth

When it comes to killing humans, no other species, including our own, even comes close to the mosquito. Over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. Mosquitoes can be carriers of malaria, yellow fever, zika virus, West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis and dengue fever. The worst of those is malaria, which […]

How Fast does the Earth Move Through Space?

Speed is relative. We know how far the Earth is from the Sun, and we know that it takes one year to make a complete circuit. We also know that speed equals distance divided by time, so by dividing the calculated circumference (in kilometers) by the number of hours in a year, we get our […]