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Mars - Posted by Ankita Dev


  Author - School in the Cloud

  Location: India



If you could live on Mars for a year, what do you think would be your biggest challenge?

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If you could live on Mars for a year, what do you think would be your biggest challenge?

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challenge | Food | Life | Space | Space Travel | Water

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Northern Lights - Posted by Param


  Author - School in the Cloud

  Location: Goa



What are the Northern Lights?

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What are the Northern Lights?

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Atmosphere | Mythology | Science | Space | Weather

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Universe - Posted by Emmanuel


  Author - School in the Cloud

  Location: Bridgeport



Are we the only thing in this universe?

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Are we the only thing in this universe?

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Living on other Planets


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Can we live on a different planet?

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Can we live on a different planet?

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Human Beings | Humans | Life | Planets | Science | Space | Universe

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Water: Where does it come from?


  Author - James Stanfield



Where does water come from?

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Where does water come from?

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Universe: How did it start?


  Author - James Stanfield



How did the universe start?

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How did the universe start?

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Life on Another Planet


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How might the discovery of life on another planet affect our actions here on Earth?

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How might the discovery of life on another planet affect our actions here on Earth?

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Astronomy | Earth | Exploration | Life | Planets | Space | Universe

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Life on Mars


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If you were to find life on Mars, what do you think it would look like?

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If you were to find life on Mars, what do you think it would look like?

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Astronomy | Life | Mars | Planets | Science | Space | Universe

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Neil Armstrong


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When Neil Armstrong died, what might have been written in his Obituary?

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When Neil Armstrong died, what might have been written in his Obituary?

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Moon | NASA | Space | Space Travel | USA

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Describing Humans to an Alien


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If you were to meet an alien on another planet how would you describe humans on earth?

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If you were to meet an alien on another planet how would you describe humans on earth?

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Aliens | Human Beings | Humans | Planets | Space

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Mission to Mars


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How can the logistical challenges of manned travel to Mars best be solved?

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How can the logistical challenges of manned travel to Mars best be solved?

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Astronomy | Exploration | Mars | Planets | Space | Space Travel | Universe

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Stars


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What is a Star?

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What is a Star?

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The Universe: How Big?


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How big is the universe?

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How big is the universe?

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Universal Positive Energy


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Is there a universal positive energy as well as a universal negitive energy?

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Is there a universal positive energy as well as a universal negitive energy?

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Energy | Negative Energy | Physics | Positive Energy | Space

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Time Travel


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Is time travel possible?

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Is time travel possible?

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One side of the Moon


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How come we can see just one side of the moon?

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How come we can see just one side of the moon?

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Astronomy | Moon | Planets | Science | Space | Universe

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White spots on Ceres


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What are the white spots on Ceres?

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What are the white spots on Ceres?

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Space | Universe

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The Rising Sun


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Does the sun rise in the east on all the planets in the Solar System?

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Does the sun rise in the east on all the planets in the Solar System?

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Galaxies | Planets | Solar System | Space | Sun | Universe

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The Moon


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Why doesn’t the moon fall down into the earth?

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Why doesn’t the moon fall down into the earth?

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Astronomy | Earth | Gravity | Moon | Space

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Before the Universe


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What existed before the universe began?

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What existed before the universe began?

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Astronomy | Astrophysics | Galaxies | Science | Space | Universe

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Meteorites hitting the Moon


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What would happen if a gigantic meteorite hits the moon, causing a fundamental change in its orbit?

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What would happen if a gigantic meteorite hits the moon, causing a fundamental change in its orbit?

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Earth | Gravity | Meteorites | Moon | Planets | Space

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Expansion of the Universe


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Why is the expansion of the universe accelerating?

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Why is the expansion of the universe accelerating?

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Galaxies | Science | Space | Universe

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Humans on Mars


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Could the human race live on Mars?

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Could the human race live on Mars?

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Environment | Human Beings | Humans | Mars | Space | The Future | Universe

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Shape of Planets


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Why are planets round?

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Why are planets round?

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Earth | Planets | Science | Space | Universe

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My age on Mars?


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If I´m 10 years old, how old would I be on Mars?

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If I´m 10 years old, how old would I be on Mars?

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Ageing | Mars | Planets | Space | Time | Universe

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Pluto a Planet?


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Is Pluto consider a planet an how far away is it?

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Is Pluto consider a planet an how far away is it?

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Planets | Pluto | Space | Universe

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Size of Space


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How big is space?

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How big is space?

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Galaxies | Solar System | Space | Universe

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Transforming Mars into a Habitable Planet


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What are the simplest and most achievable methods for the human race to transform Mars back into a habitable planet?

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What are the simplest and most achievable methods for the human race to transform Mars back into a habitable planet?

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Planets | Science | Space | Universe

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Universe - Brain Cells


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Could the universe we inhabit be part of a larger a mind, simply the brain cell of another living creature?

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Could the universe we inhabit be part of a larger a mind, simply the brain cell of another living creature?

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Brains | Science | Space | Universe

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Infinite Universe


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Is the universe infinite?

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Is the universe infinite?

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Matter | Science | Space | Universe