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  • Sci-Fi and Astronomy
    Font Interstellar

    The font used in Alien

    There are plenty of sci-fi movies available nowadays, but they are nothing if you compare to the number of fonts circulating on the internet. There are several thousands of styles to choose from – from script fonts to graffiti fonts. From Blade Runner to 2001: A Space Odyssey, producers and filmmakers are always looking at the fonts and new design…

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  • Guide to Space
    Nenula

    Where do planets come from?

    Even today, with huge advances in astrophysics, many theories about the formation of the solar system are not satisfying to us. Disagreements in details among scientists are still very common. It is probably because the theory that everyone would accept is not on the horizon. Indeed, where do planets come from? We have two general answers as very popular opinions about this…

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  • Guide to Space
    Whats the color of Mars sky

    What color is the sky on Mars?

    The sky here on Earth is blue because of an effect called Rayleigh scattering. On the contrary, the atmosphere of Mars contains iron oxides that absorb the blue color, giving Mars a butterscotch sky and there will be a bluish glow as well in the areas surrounding the rising and setting sun. Again, pictures taken from the rovers may sometimes…

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  • Exploring Space
    going to mars

    When are we going to Mars?

    Mars with its biggest volcano in the Solar system, largest canyon, and mysterious dry riverbeds never cease to amaze us with minds full of adventurous dreams to venture out of our comfy little homes onto the Red Planet that is by far the most astronaut-friendly planet in the universe. Multiples of probes have been sent to Mars to explore the…

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  • Sci-Fi and Astronomy
    Ad Astra the movie

    What does Ad Astra mean?

    Ad Astra is the newest movie by director James Gray. The movie follows the astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt). He is tasked to find an anti-matter power source in space that is threatening the existence of the human race. The source seems to come from Neptune the planet where his father Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones) was lost in space…

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  • Guide to Space

    Which planets have rings?

    When Planetary rings step into a discussion, we usually think of Saturn and its fabulous system of rings. However, there are plenty of other planets surrounded by an orbiting disk in our Solar System. With the help of scientific studies elaborated by several space agencies, we were able to conclude what planets have rings and how many of them. Saturn’s rings…

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  • Exploring Space
    night sky

    The MSAS astronomy village

    The MSAS astronomy village is located in Lake Arrowhead, California, USA and offers a large variety of programs for all those interested in the universe, the stars, planets, the moon and everything that surrounds our beautiful Earth. The Mountain Skies Astronomical Society was founded in 1999 and since then has expanded into having a planetarium, a library, a gift shop and most importantly…

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  • Guide to Space
    Mars

    How many moons does Mars have?

    Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun. It appears to be red and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Red Planet’. Mars is also the second smallest planet in the solar system. Mars is approximately half the size of planet Earth. So how many moons does Mars have? This planet has two moons, and they have names; Deimos and…

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  • Exploring Space
    Mars Crater

    What’s the temperature on Mars?

    Mars is the fourth most away from the sun planet, therefore, its temperature it’s colder than the Earth. While at our planet the normal temperatures are around 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit) and 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit), Mars has temperatures that can oscillate between minus 125 degrees Celsius (minus 195 Fahrenheit) and 20 degrees Celsius (70 degrees…

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  • Guide to Space
    Observation

    What is astronomy?

    Astronomy is the science that studies stars, planets, moons and space in general. It studies and observes not only space and all the objects contained within it but also celestial phenomenons such as the creation of supernovas, black holes, shooting stars or asteroids getting too close to planets. Astronomy is very closely related to astrophysics too, which as it name…

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