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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
Venus is the hottest planet in our Solar System, with temperatures over 460° C (860° F) at its surface. Venus is the 2nd closest planet to the Sun. It is the planet most like Earth in terms of size ...Read more
1/17 Ben Franklin,an American scientist and statesman, was born on this date in 1706 Details
1/29 Friedrich Mohs, a German scientist who studied minerals, was born on this date in 1773 Details
1/31 Explorer 1, the first U.S. satellite to orbit the Earth, was launched on this date in 1958 Details