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Why are Salt levels around the World’s Oceans different?

Have you been to a beach? For swimming in the sea? What is the taste of sea water? It is salty. Why is it salty? There are many chemical substances in the seawater and presence of those chemicals is the reason sea water is salty. Most of those chemicals are carried by rivers which get chemicals from rocks and soil. The major compound in sea water is sodium chloride, which is commonly known as salt. Generally, seawater has about 35 grams of salt per liter of water. Salinity of sea water is measured in parts per thousand (ppt) which tells us about

Secret behind the formation of High Speed Winds on Neptune

Neptune is the eighth planet in the solar system if we consider its distance from the Sun. Neptune is also the fourth largest and third heaviest planet in our solar system. It is seventeen times heavier than earth. Atmosphere of Neptune is very thick and most of it is composed of gas. Due to this reason, Neptune is considered as a gas giant. Neptune’s atmosphere mostly consists of hydrogen and helium gas and due to the presence of small amounts of methane, the planet appears blue in color. Galileo illustrated the presence of Neptune near Jupiter in his drawings but

Interesting Facts about Mars- The Red Planet

Mars is the fourth planet in our solar system if we count from Sun. It is also the second smallest planet in solar system and it appears red in color due to the presence of Iron oxide on its surface. Mars is sometimes referred to as the ‘Red Planet’ and it gets its name from the Greek god of war. It is very difficult to observe mars, even with very large telescopes, because of its small size. Mars is much smaller in size as compared to our planet but its surface area is approximately same as that of Earth. Gravitational

Swatchh Moon Abhiyan?

There are many things that I don’t like about we people; the humans. But I hate one most common character of ours. We humans have a bad tradition of leaving junk items wherever we go. If we go to mountain, ocean, forest… wherever we go we pollute that place by putting waste over there. One interesting fact is that, we have done this junk business even in the Moon…! Humans went to moon and polluted there also. Yes, there is poop on the Moon…! You might be familiar with the heroic Apollo space mission that has taken two humans to

Amazing facts about the “Dwarf ​​planet” Pluto

Which is the smallest planet in our solar system? If you had asked me this question before 2006, I would have said, Pluto. But now the answer is different, it’s Mercury. When scientists discovered Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs) of sizes similar to Pluto, they declared that Pluto cannot be considered as a planet anymore because of its similarities to TNOs. So, since 2006, Pluto has been considered as a ‘Dwarf planet’. But I don’t think Pluto would be sad about that. Pluto may no longer be considered as the smallest planet but will now be considered as the largest Trans-Neptunian Object

Nine House-plants you can grow to clean the air!

What might your apartment/office have in common with a NASA spaceship? Unfortunately, poor air quality!             NASA’s answer: Air-Filtering Houseplants In recent times, these are some of the alarming headlines with regards to air pollution: “Air pollution affects mental health in children”, “Air pollution may worsen rheumatic diseases in children”,”Exposure to air pollution may increase obesity, diabetes risk”, “Air pollution 5th largest killer in India”. As a parent if you think that your child is safe indoors then think again. Furnishings, upholstery, synthetic building materials, and cleaning products in homes and offices can emit a variety of toxic compounds

10 Spectacular Facts About Moon You Dint Know

Thousands of kilometres away from the Earth, the Moon is one celestial body which is very close to us. It is indeed one of the most beautiful things which surround the Earth. The white bright ball in the dark sky is very mesmerizing. We all love to see the Moon. But do we all know what exactly the Moon looks like from near? How was the Moon formed? Is the Moon solid or is the surface of the Moon is in molten form? What is there inside the Moon? Is the gravitational force present even on Moon? There are lot

How Was The Earth Formed?

Ever wondered how big the Universe could be? The universe is beyond our imagination! So big that we can’t even think of it. Earth is the only planet in Solar system that supports life. Our planet Earth is like a very small star in a very big sky. No other planet has the favourable environment which would help in the survival of living beings. In this big Universe, there might be some planet somewhere already existing or being evolved which would have the living conditions for existence of life. As far as the knowledge of human mind, till date, earth

Finally Juno Meets Jupiter

Hurray! Juno finally completed its journey from Earth and reached the largest planet Jupiter after five long years. American Independence Day gets an additional celebration of Juno reaching the Jupiter orbit. NASA is proud of launching the first space craft to Jupiter where no other space crafts have reached. Why is it named as Juno? According to Roman Mythology Juno is wife of Jupiter and was known as queen of heaven. There is myth that Jupiter used to hide himself behind the clouds, but his wife Juno was able to see him even through those clouds. Just as similar to