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A new star is born in our galaxy every 18 days.
The sun is about 149 million kms (93 million miles) from earth, yet it's 270,000 times closer than the next nearest star, which is 4.3 light years away.
A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.
A day on Mercury, from sunrise to sunset, lasts about six Earth months.
Most gemstones contain several elements, except diamond which is all carbon.
The largest of modern constellations is Hydra.
Wolves in the Arctic have to travel much longer distances than wolves in the forest to find food and will sometimes go for several days without eating.
A human heart beats 100,000 times a day.
Dogs have superior hearing than humans, capable of hearing sounds at four times the distance.
When hydrogen burns in the air, water is formed.
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