Mars Astronauts

How long will it take to fly to Mars?

Until flying through the Sun becomes a reality, it will take humans between six and ten months to reach Mars. The exact travel time depends on...
Topping off your gas tank

Should I top off my gas tank after the pump handle clicks?

Topping off your gas tank (aka gas topping) is not a good idea for mechanical, environmental, and financial reasons. Any gas you put in...
Mobile device auto rotate

Does screen auto-rotation work on mobile devices in outer space?

No, screen auto-rotation does not work on mobile devices in outer space. Auto-rotation on mobile devices is determined by something called an accelerometer. Accelerometers are devices...
Radio

Why do FM radio stations end in odd numbers?

FM radio stations end in odd numbers to prevent interference. The reason they are odd numbers rather than even numbers is that 1 (odd...

Would detonating a nuclear bomb in a desert really turn its sand into glass?

Yes, detonating a nuclear bomb in a desert really would turn its sand into glass. Well, at least a portion of it. We know...

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