Monday, 29 June 2015

Fact Hunters: Planets, telescopes and Queens

Emily Johnson
Did you know that Queen Elizabeth II is now the oldest monarch in the world. The Queen, who turned 89 this year, gained the title after King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, died in January.

Adam Abubakr
Amazingly we can survive for weeks without food, but only for a short time without water. We lose water through sweat, urine, feces and even breathing. This water needs to be replaced in order for our organs to continue to work properly.

Jayden Hearn
Did you know that the rings around Saturn shimmer as they have lots of ice crystals. These reflect the light from the Sun.

Charlie Matthams
Incredibly it would take several human lifetimes to walk to the Sun. 93 million miles at 4 mph = 23,250,000 hours = 969,750 days = 2,654 years

Jacob Owsley
Did you know that Sir William Herschel was a German-born British astronomer and composer, who is widely credited as the founder of sidereal astronomy for observing the heavenly bodies? He built his own very powerful telescope & found the planet Uranus!

Leo Mbata
Some scientists claim that the human brain contains roughly 100 billion neurons. Multiply each of these 100 billion neurons by the approximately 1,000 connections it can make, and you get 100 trillion data points, or about 100 terabytes of information.

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