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The magnetic field of the Earth is surrounded in a region called the magnetosphere. The magnetosphere prevents most of the particles from the sun, carried in solar wind, from hitting the Earth ...Read more
Galaxies are huge collections of stars, gas and dust, and mysterious dark matter. Galaxies are thousands of light years across and contain billions of stars. We are in the Milky Way galaxy ...Read more
12/10 Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace, a British mathematician, was born on this date in 1815 Details
12/12 Henrietta Swan Leavitt, an Americam astronomer, died on this date in 1921 Details
12/14 Birthday of Tycho Brahe, a Danish astronomer, on this date in 1546 Details