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16 Betelgeuse is also known as Alpha Orionis. Science > Astronomy 06/13/11
17 Mixing ammonia and bleach together will produce a gas that kills instantly. Science > Chemistry 12/26/10
18 The center of the Andromeda Galaxy is a supermassive black hole. Science > Astronomy 12/01/10
19 Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter in 1994. Science > Astronomy 11/19/10
20 Earth has a 23.5 degree tilt. Science > Astronomy 05/09/10
21 Sometimes Pluto is closer to the Sun than Neptune. Science > Astronomy 05/09/10
22 A cosmic year, or a galactic year, is the time it takes for the Sun to revolve around the center of the Milky Way. Science > Astronomy 04/04/10
23 Pluto has has three known moons (as of September 2009): Charon, Nix and Hydra. Science > Astronomy 03/30/10
24 The Mayan number system is in base twenty. Science > Math 12/06/09
25 During Meiosis, the cells produced are genetically different. Science > Biology 11/23/09
26 Ronald G.W. Norrish won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1967. Science > Chemistry 08/26/09
27 Luis Leloir won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1970. Science > Chemistry 08/26/09
28 Stanford Moore won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1972. Science > Chemistry 08/23/09
29 John C. Kendrew won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1962. Science > Chemistry 08/23/09
30 Ernst Otto Fischer won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1973. Science > Chemistry 08/23/09

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