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Life in the solar system

Life in the solar system
The planet Earth of course has multiple examples of life, nonetheless a big question remains... is it the only planet with them? Thanks to several advances, the human civilization has high resolution images of several planets showing that no other alike species live there with a comparable degree of development.…
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Earth age

Earth age
Technology allows to establish a rather accurate value, at least in theory, thus this kind of data should be important because the planet is, firstly, the main home for every known life organism. Curiously, if you find "earth age" in Google, it automatically appears the number of 4.54 billion years!…
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Deep cycle batteries

Deep cycle batteries
Although graphene supercapacitors outperform lead-acid based batteries, this technology is not ready for the market. Then, in terms of solar energy harvesting systems the options are not a lot nowadays, without great improvements since the discovery of lead acid batteries 150 years ago. Deep cycle batteries have better resistance to…
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Highest temperature in the Solar System

Highest temperature in the Solar System
The Sun has of course more temperature than any planet, although Mercury and Venus surfaces are in the 427ºC and 462ºC respectively. It's curious that Mercury should have more since it's closer to the Sun, but the greenhouse effect due to the high CO2 content of Venus' atmosphere causes a…
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How long does the Sun will provide energy?

How long does the Sun will provide energy?
This question should be made before deciding to pollute the environment with hydrocarbons! The Sun could give all the required energy, but sadly even having it so close, the most part gets wasted day after day in exchange for more damage to the environment, quality of life and health. Anyway…
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Why the Sun provides more energy than any other source?

Why the Sun provides more energy than any other source?
Stars remain as the Universe's top energy sources, only surpassed by those unknown areas in the center of galaxies. Being the Sun not particularly big in comparison with other stars with a radius of more than one thousand suns, its energy output is enough to vaporize Earth in seconds but…
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Venus and greenhouse gases

400ºC or more!
This planet has a great quantity of carbon dioxide in its atmosphere and a bit of nitrogen, creating a severe greenhouse effect. With more proximity to the Sun than Earth and the mentioned effect, Venus experiences extreme high temperatures near 500ºC. Strong winds of 350 km/h or more seem a…
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