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You Can Survive Being Exposed to the Near Vacuum of Space for About 90 Seconds With No Longterm Damage

You Can Survive Being Exposed to the Near Vacuum of Space for About 90 Seconds With No Longterm Damage

Daven Hiskey June 16, 2012 6

Myth: The instant you’re exposed to the near vacuum of space, you’ll lose consciousness, your blood will start to boil, and you’ll explode. (Other variations on this myth include you freezing near instantly from

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The Big Dipper is Not a Constellation

The Big Dipper is Not a Constellation

Samantha January 9, 2012 2

Myth: The “Big Dipper” is a constellation. In fact, the Big Dipper is an asterism.  A constellation is an officially recognized group of stars as defined by the International Astronomical Union. Constellations are used

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10 Interesting Space Related Facts

10 Interesting Space Related Facts

Noreen June 20, 2011 1

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Astronauts on the International Space Station See Around 15 Sunrises & Sunsets Every Day

Astronauts on the International Space Station See Around 15 Sunrises & Sunsets Every Day

Julia February 9, 2011 8

Today I found out that the astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station witness around 15 sunrises and 15 sunsets every day. The International Space Station orbits about 354 kilometers (220 miles) above

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