The Hubble Space Telescope, or HST, has been at the forefront of space discovery from dating the universe to identifying distant and almost invisible planets and solar systems. Here we’re going to look at 14 facts about this circling beacon of discovery!
The Milky Way has baffled scientists & philosophers for centuries. This galaxy is our home; it encompasses our planet, our solar system and billions upon billions of stars and planets. Here we look at 15 magnificent facts about the Milky Way.
There are many interesting facts about comets that you probably didn't know, check out these top 20 facts about what they're made of, where they come from and some of the famous comets.
The Sun sits at the center of our Solar System, and at the center of our lives. It marks the passage of time for us, gives us light to grow food and its rays nourish the all the life on our planet – allowing us to thrive. Check out these 40 fun facts about the Sun!
If you have ever thought about the weight of your shadow, then first, you probably have too much spare time on your hands; and secondly, you should check out this video below! If we can figure out the answer to this question, maybe we can figure out how difficult it was for Peter Pan to […]
Everyone has heard that flipping a coin gives a fair outcome as it has a 50-50 chance of landing either side. Well this isn’t entirely true, check out the facts! It is not a 50% chance a coin will land on heads. If the coin is heads up at the start, it is more likely […]
Fireworks were first invented in China over 2000 years ago. The first firecrackers were chunks of green bamboo, when put with fire it causes the bamboo to make loud cracking sounds. Because of the way Bamboo grows, it allows for air pockets to form inside the plant’s segments. Once heated up, the air inside the […]
I learnt all about atoms in secondary school and remember nothing about it. This is how schools should teach physics, it’d stick in my head for a lot longer! “A crack team of PhD-trained golden retrievers illustrate the structure of atoms – the particles that make up everything around you. They also show how atoms […]
A rainbow is a long ribbon of colors which are bent as an arc, which is formed by reflection and refraction of the sun’s rays inside raindrops. The main colors in a rainbow are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. This is normally memorized by mnemonics for example “Roy G. Biv” – each […]
Hot air balloons were first discovered in France when Joseph Michel Montgolfier and his brother Jacques Montgolfier realized that a fabric bag filled with hot air would rise. In 1782 Joseph filled a silk bag with hot air which lifted the bag to the ceiling of his house. On 25th April 1783, Joseph and his […]
What are glow sticks I hear you say? Well they are plastic tubes which you shake and break, and then they will glow – good for UV parties! Typically these are thin tubes between 10 and 14 centimeters long, although it varies with wearable glow sticks. You’ve probably seen them as a necklace or bracelet […]
We all know that the light bulb was created by Thomas Edison in 1879, don’t we? So what if I told you he didn’t invent it, the light bulb actually goes all the way back to 1806. An Englishman called Humphrey Davy demonstrated an electric lamp to the Royal Society that year. This lamp created […]