The Mars Rovers

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We may not have sent people to Mars yet, but in preparation, we have sent something else – Mars rovers.

Right now there are two rovers operating on the surface of Mars – the rover Opportunity, which launched in 2003, and the rover Curiosity, which launched in 2011.

Two rovers, built by humanity, are driving across the surface of another planet right now. It almost sounds like science fiction, or a prediction of the future, but it is real.

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The Bigfin Squid

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The deep ocean is home to some truly weird creatures. One such creature is the mysterious bigfin squid.

Almost nothing is known about this squid. All we really know about it is its appearance – it has incredibly long tentacles compared to the rest of its body, making it look sort of like an alien tripod from War of the Worlds.

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The Colossal Squid

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You may have heard of the giant squid, the creature that battles with sperm whales in the deep, and may have served as the catalyst for the myth of the Kraken.

The giant squid is enormous. It is thought that they can grow to a size of 13 meters, one of the largest living creatures on Earth today.

But it is slightly topped by another creature that is not heard of as much – the colossal squid.

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What would happen if a supervolcano erupted today?

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Perhaps one of the scariest things on Earth is the caldera of an ancient supervolcano. One of the most well-known is the Yellowstone Caldera at Yellowstone National Park in the United States.

This national park, one of the most beautiful places on Earth, was once the site of apocalyptic horror and destruction that affected the entire planet. This is the power of a supervolcano – and one day Yellowstone will erupt again.

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