Generation both younger and older are curious by nature and science is one such subject where people learn and explore, putting their minds to test and play. Facts about everyday life and the mysteries of the universe always fascinate us, no matter what our age is.
A Teaspoonful of Neutron Star
Neutron stars are the remnants of giant stars that died in a fiery explosion known as a supernova.
Neutron stars and their density are usually measure in solar masses.
They have a mass of about twice that of the sun and are the smallest and dense stars known to exist in the universe.
If you dig up one teaspoon of mass from a neutron star, the mass will weigh around 6 billion tons which proves how dense the star can be.
Metals that Explode when Contact with Water
There are many metals like potassium, sodium, lithium, rubidium, and cesium that are reactive, and they tarnish instantly when expose to air and explode when drop in water.
The alkali metals have only one electron on their outer shell, making them ultra-keen to pass on this unwant passenger to another element via bonding.
They form compounds with other elements so readily that they do not exist independently in nature.
Hawaii is Moving Closer to Alaska by 7.5cm per Year
This is cause by tectonic plates which are in constant motion, driven by currents that rise and fall under them.
Hawaii remains in the center of the Pacific plate and every year due to this constant motion, Hawaii is slowly and steadily heading to the North American platform, back to Alaska.
Sunflowers are known as Hyperaccumulators
Same as many other hyperaccumulating plants, sunflowers remove metal compounds from deep in the soil and transport them into the stem, leaves and, flower head.
They can take up high concentration of toxic materials and are adept at extracting radioactive metals from a particular place in a period of 3-4 years.
Hyperaccumulating plants are use to clear up waste during a process calls phytoremediation.
Cockroach can Live for up to 1 Week without its Head
Cockroaches are infamous for their tenacity and are often point to as the most possible nuclear war refugees.
Due to their open circulatory system, and the fact that they breathe through little holes in each of their body segments, they are not dependent on the mouth or head to breathe.
The cockroach only dies because without a mouth, it cannot drink water and dies of thirst.
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