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Earthquakes happen as large blocks of the Earth’s crust move suddenly past one another because of the force of plate tectonics. These blocks of the Earth’s crust meet at cracks called faults ...Read more
Mars, the Red Planet, is like Earth in many ways. Mars has huge volcanoes, gigantic canyons, and polar ice caps. The fourth planet from the Sun, Mars is smaller, colder, and drier than Earth ...Read more
10/4 Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to successfully orbit the Earth. was launched on this date in 1957 Details
10/4 German physicist Max Planck died on this date in 1947 Details
10/5 Robert Goddard, an American physicist, was born on this date in 1882 Details