Our solar system officially has eight planets and one star: the Sun. The discovery of an object larger than Pluto in 2005 rekindled the debate over whether such objects, belonging to the Kuiper Belt – a collection of icy bodies located beyond Neptune – should be called planets. Pluto and other large members of the Kuiper Belt are now considered “dwarf planets.”
Planet facts: space-facts.com
When sending things into space, cargo is limited and costs are high. That’s why Brigham Young University researchers and NASA are using origami to develop ways of making solar arrays more compact. The current design allows the array to expand from 9 ft. to a whopping 80 ft. in diameter once it’s deployed in outer space. The array is expected to generate 150 kW of power, a significant increase over the 84 kW currently produced by the International Space Station. The absence of sliding parts in the solar array also decreases the likelihood of malfunction since scientists would only need to launch, deploy and monitor a single system.
This dog has some serious skill. See all the amazing things Maymo the Lemon Beagle can balance on his head here.
Traditional clothing of North Africa:
- Girl in traditional jewelry (Amazigh- Tunisia)
- A group of women in traditional clothing (Morocco)
- Three girls in traditional dress (Libya)
- Woman in traditional clothing (Bedouin- Egypt)
- Bride in traditional dress (Sudan)
- Two girls in traditional dress (Libya)
- Girl in traditional clothing (Amazigh- Morocco)
- Woman in traditional dress (Algeria)
- Bride in traditional clothing (Tunisia)
- A bride in traditional dress (Amazigh-Algeria)
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