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Space Shuttle Facts for Kids

A space shuttle is somewhat similar to a rocket and an airplane. As it takes off like a rocket but lands like an airplane. NASA (National Aeronautics & Space Administration) has been using space shuttles since 1981 for various space programs. This was when the first space shuttle test flight...

Space Shuttle Facts for Kids

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Mount Elbert

Mount Elbert is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains with a height of 14,440 feet. This mountain is in the Sawatch Range located in central Colorado, USA. Mount Elbert is named for Samuel Hitt Elbert, a controversial Colorado...

Mount Elbert

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Mount Whitney

Mount Whitney is the highest mountain in the contiguous United States or the lower 48 states with a height of 14,505 meters. This mountain is named after...

Mount Whitney

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Cold Deserts of the World

What comes to your mind when you hear the name desert? If scorching hot temps along with sands, camels and cactus are the first things then you are probably...

Cold Deserts of the World

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Tallest Mountain in the North America

Denali is the tallest mountain in North America with a height of 6190 metres. It is the third highest of the seven summits. In 1896, this mountain was named as Mount McKinley by William Dickey after President William McKinley. In August 2015, it was officially renamed as mountain Denali with...

Tallest Mountain in the North America

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Flags of African Countries

Flags of African Countries
Occupying an area of 11.7 million square miles, Africa comes lauded as the second-largest continent of the world. This second most populous continent is home to the largest number of countries in the world. While Algeria is the...

Flags of African Countries

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American Flag

American Flag
The Flag of the United States of America features thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red alternating with white. The blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bears fifty white stars representing the 50...

American Flag

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Union Jack (Flag of United Kingdom)

Union Jack (Flag of United Kingdom)
Officially known as the Union Flag, the flag of United Kingdom is popularly known as Union Jack. The full name of United Kingdom is United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  Great Britain consists of England,...

Union Jack (Flag of United Kingdom)

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Indian Flag

Indian Flag
Indian flag is important for the people of India. It has a place of pride in the hearts of Indian people. Indian flag is made from a special kind of fabric called Khadi which was made famous by Mahatma Gadhi, the father of the nation. It is also...

Indian Flag

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Flag of French

Flag of French
After the terrorist attacks in Paris last year many landmarks around the world were lit up in the colors of the French flag. Several social media users have changed their profile photo to show the colors of the French flag to show their solidarity to the people of France.

Flag of French

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Flag of Canada

Flag of Canada
The flag of Canada in the present form was adopted on 15 February 1965, replacing the British flag. Since 1996, February 15 has been observed annually as National Flag of Canada Day. The National Flag of Canada consists of two red...

Flag of Canada

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Rosetta and Philae Mission for kids

Orbiting the Sun, comets are small balls of ice and dust with a tail of gas. They appear and disappear in regular cycles. Since the dawn of civilization, these small celestial bodies have been looked at by mankind in awe and fear. In...

Rosetta and Philae Mission for kids

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Space missions to Mars

In this list are all space missions sent to Mars by different agencies and countries. The order of the list is chronological.

Space missions to Mars

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Future Manned Missions to Mars

Why would anyone want to live on Mars? Presently Mars does not seem to be a very attractive place. The reason is not far to seek. The Red Planet, as Mars is called, has...

Future Manned Missions to Mars

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World’s Biggest Tsunamis

While tsunamis came to the forefront of the world's attention when the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami hit the coast of Sumatra, they have taken place several times in the past. There are very destructive and deadliest tsunamis in terms of loss of lives caused by them or...

World’s Biggest Tsunamis

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Tsunami

Tsunamis Tsunamis, often referred to as tidal waves, are a series of ocean waves, called a wave train, caused when an earthquake or other major disturbances like landslides and volcanic eruptions displace hundreds of cubic kilometres of water from its equilibrium position. Pronounced...

Tsunami

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Mozambique

Mozambique
Mozambique lies in Southeastern Africa, along the Indian Ocean. Its neighbors include South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia,...

Mozambique

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Uganda

Uganda
Landlocked Uganda sits in Northeastern Africa, bordered by Kenya, Rwanda,

Uganda

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Life in the Ocean

Life in the Ocean
With over 70 percent of the Earth covered in water, oceans, bays and tributaries make up the largest biome – or ecosystem – on the planet. Scientists have found over 1 million species of animals and plants...

Life in the Ocean

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Mountain Life

Mountain Life
If you’ve ever gone hiking in the Rocky Mountains or Sierras in the western United States , you know that the higher you go, the colder conditions get. The air is thinner and...

Mountain Life

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The Desert

The Desert
When you think of a desert, what do you think of? Perhaps you think of the Mojave Desert in California or the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Maybe you think of the Sahara Desert in Africa . All of these deserts are hot...

The Desert

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The Savanna

The Savanna
Tropical grasslands, also known as savannas, are found in hot parts of the world with dry and rainy seasons. Unlike many plants, grass can survive periods of...

The Savanna

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The Moorlands

The Moorlands
The moorlands are like no other place on Earth. Stretching over vast areas of the United Kingdom – Great Britain, Wales,

The Moorlands

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Madagascar

Madagascar
Madagascar, which lies off the coast of southeastern Africa, is the fourth largest island in the world. Covered with mountains, coastal...

Madagascar

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Comoros

Comoros
The Comoros is a country made of three islands set in the Mozambique Channel between Tanzania and Mozambique. The...

Comoros

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