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Monday, August 20, 2012

Interesting facts about Milky Way Galaxy

Do you know that our solar system is inside the Milky Way Galaxy?  Yes, Milky Way Galaxy is the Galaxy in which our solar system is located.  Milky Way is one of the billions of other galaxies in this universe.  Here are some of the most amazing facts about Milky Way Galaxy.
  • There are more than 200 billion stars in Milky Way Galaxy
  • The largest neighboring galaxy to Milky Way galaxy is the Andromeda Galaxy
  • The oldest star in Milky Way Galaxy is 13.2 billion years old which is almost same as old as the universe
  • The diameter of Milky Way Galaxy is 100,000 light years
  • The galactic year is the time needed for solar system to complete one orbit around the galaxy.  In the case of Milky Way galaxy, it is abut 225 to 250 million years
  • The Andromeda Galaxy is approaching our galaxy at a speed of 140 kilometers per second which means Milky Way galaxy may collide with Andromeda in 3 to 4 billion years
  • There are black holes in Milky Way Galaxy
  • The milky way galaxy rotates clockwise

Amazing Facts about Hubble Telescope

Amazing Facts about Hubble Telescope

We all know that Hubble Telescope is the most famous telescope in this world and it has helped the astronomers by giving valuable information.  Hubble Telescope was launched into space on 24th April, 1990 by Space Shuttle Discovery.  Here are some of the most amazing facts about Hubble Telescope.

  • Length of Hubble Telescope is  43.5 Feet ( 13.2 meters)
  • Weight of Hubble Telescope is 24,500 pounds ( 11,110 Kg)
  • Hubble Telescope revolves around earth at a speed of  5 miles per second
  • The cost at the time of launch of Hubble Telescope was $1.5 Billions
  • The orbit of Hubble Telescope is at a height of 569 Kms. above the surface of earth and is inclined at 28,5 degrees to the equator
  • The time to complete one orbit by Hubble Telescope is 97 minutes
  • The speed of Hubble Telescope is 17,500 miles per hour ( 28,000 Kms / Hour)
  • Hubble telescope transmits about 120 Giga Bytes of science data every week to earth.
  • The Hubble Telescope does not consume much power.  It consumes about 2800 watts of electricity while a typical kitchen kettle is rated 2200 watts.  It gets the power from a couple of solar panels.
  • The Hubble Telescope is now in the final phase of its life.  Some of the vital systems of Hubble telescope will fail after 2014 and it becomes useless after that.  The Hubble telescope re enter the earth's atmosphere between 2019 and 2030 and will burn.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Happy Independence Day to all Indians

India is celebrating another year of Independence today.  India has achieved Independence from the British on 15th August,1947.  Indian Independence Day is a national festival all over India and it is celebrated with great enthusiasm. 

The Independence Day of India the most important day of Indian history.  Independence Day is celebrated on August 15 to commemorate India's independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation on that day in 1947. This is the 63rd Independence Day of India.  

India's Independence Day is the time to remember the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country's Independence.  Let us pay homage to all those great souls who laid their lives for the country.  

No Nation is perfect.
It needs to be made perfect.
Let us promise we will try our best to make India the perfect nation.

Wish all Indians a very Happy Independence Day

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Interesting Science Facts

Here are some of the most interesting science facts

  • There are more than 100 billion galaxies in this universe
  • Our own galaxy Milky way has about 200 to 400 billion stars.  So if an average galaxy has around 300 billion stars, you can imagine how many stars are there in this univers
  • People (and other hominids) have been using rocks for more than 2 million years
  • Scientists have identified more than 500 different dinosaur species till now   and the smallest  dinosaurs is of the size of a chicken. 
  • Our planet Earth was formed more than 4.5 billion years ago and it took around one billion years for life to develop on our planet.
  • 71% of earth is covered by oceans.
  • Africa is considered as the origin of today's modern humans.
  • Planet Mars is called as Red Planet because of the iron oxide which is more prevalent in it and gives it a reddish look.
  • The fastest wind speed ever recorded was 318 mph, in one of the tornadoes that hit the City in May, 1999.
  • The world's longest rain streak happened in Hawaii in Kaneohe Ranch, Oahu, where there was rain for 247 straight days from August 27 1993 to April 30 1994. 
  • The greatest volcano eruption in history occurred in Toba, Sumatra, around 71,000 years ago. This volcano eruption was so powerful that it produced some 2800 cubic kilometers of ash and it is also believed to have caused major decline of human population to around 10,000 individuals. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Amazing Largest Ant in the world

World's largest ant

Have you ever seen the world's largest ant before?  It is the Male driver ant or some times called as "sausage flies" due to their sausage like abdomens.  These are the largest known ants in the world.  Males leave the colony soon after hatching.  These largest ants are primarily found in central and east Africa and some times in tropical Asia.   The members of this ant family form temporary ant hills lasting few days to 3 months.  Each colony can contain 20 million ants.   The length of these giant ants is 50 mm  or 5 cm. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The World's most amazing and unbelievable facts

This article is about the most unbelievable facts happenings around the world.  We will be updating this article as when new unbelievable facts are known.

Here are some of the world's most unbelievable and amazing facts...

  • Mysterious moving stones of death valley:  There is an unsolved mysterious happening that is spotted in death valley.  The place is known as Racetrack Playa.  In this place, you can see huge stones which can weigh up to 350 pounds move themselves on their own.  These stones move in long tracks in the smooth death valley surface without any one touching them or moving them.   It is still an unsolved mystery, but people say that the stones move due to intense wind storms at a speed of 90 miles per hour during winter season, mixture of thin film of water and sand move them.   The activity was never filmed by any on or witnessed but you can see the traces of the stone movement on the sand.   See the picture shown on the side.
  • Amazing Women Tree :  Do you know that there is an amazing tree found in Thailand?  It is called as "Nareepol".   Nareepol Tree is an amazing tree that grows fruit in the shape of women show the tree in Thailand.  The meaning of Naree is "girl or woman" and Pol means plant or tree in Malay.   You can find these trees in reality near Petchaboon province which is 500 Kms from Bangkok.  The Nareepol tree in Thailand is drawing the attention of people all over the world.  This is an amazing tree which grows fruits in the shape of a woman.  The fruit of Nareepol tree is in the shape of a woman.   You can have a look at the photo of the tree here.  The fruit of this tree looks as if a woman is hanging on the tree.  You can see some of the photos of Nareepol tree here and also see a video of the tree uploaded in Youtube.   Many people believe that the Nareepol tree and its fruit in the shape of a woman is existing even though they did not see it.   Some people even regard it as a sacred object.  Even though I have not see the tree and the information posted here is only an information collected from internet and blogs.  

          You can see a video showing the Nareepol, the amazing women tree below.

  • Amazing Tiger Temple at Thailand The Tiger Temple or Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua is a Buddhist temple located in western Thailand where you can see lot of animals.  Among the animals that you see at this temple, there are tigers that walk around freely once a day and they can be petted by the visitors.  You can see the picture of visitors petting the tigers.    The Tiger Temple which is located in Saiyok district of Thailand's Kanchanaburi province was founded in 1994 as a forest and a sanctuary for wild animals.    According to the people at that place,  the temple received the first tiger cub in 1999 which was found by villagers and died soon after.   Several tigers were given to the temple later on and now there are around 12 adult tigers and 4 cubs.

    • Amazing floating water bridge over a river :  The amazing water bridge is in Germany and it took six years to build at an estimated cost of 500 million euros.  The length of this amazing floating water bridge is 918 meters.   This is a channel bridge over the river Elbe and joins the East and West Germany.  It is located in the city of Magdeburg near Berlin. The bridge is designed to withstand the weight of water alone.  It need not be designed to withstand the weight of the ships that travel on the water.  This is because a ship always displaces an amount of water  that weighs the same as the ship.