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5 Cool Facts About

Space & Earth

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Earth’s name comes from the Anglo-Saxon word erda which means ground or soil. The Earth was formed approximately 4.54 billion years ago and is the only known planet to support life.

The Milky Way galaxy we live in: is one among the BILLIONS in space.

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A day on Mercury lasts approximately as long as 59 days on earth.

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During the first moon landing, a mirror was left on the Moon’s surface to reflect a laser beam which measured the Moon’s distance from the Earth with amazing accuracy.

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To save fuel on journeys to distant planets,  space probes may use a nearby planet’s gravity to catapult them on their way. This is called slingshot.

5 Cool Facts About

Kenya

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Kenya is located in East Africa, on the equator.

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In Kenya they drive on the left-hand side of the road.

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Large animals such as lions, buffalo, leopards, elephants and rhinoceros are present in Kenya.

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Kenyan is home to Professor Maathi, who is 2004 became the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

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Masai people, a tribe in Kenya are tall and slender and known for their expert use of weapons and their strongly independent nature.

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Kenya, Africa Plains