The word ”Bharat” literally means:”Bha” for ”Bhava”(=emotion)
”ra” for ”raga”(=musical note) and ”ta” for ”tala” (beating of
musical instruments)–the fundamentals of music and dance. These
arts evolved phenomenally in this land, i.e. Bharata. A few thousand
years ago when the rest of the world was striving and struggling in
nomadic groups for survival, India saw the heights of music,
mathematics, astronomy and scientific development. This is a land
of an estimated 33 to 330 million gods and goddesses.
2.Durga means ”invincible” in Sanskrit.
3.The word ”Homes” helps to recall the names of the Great Lakes:
Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior.
4.Astronauts grow up to three inches(76 m.m.) taller in the
weightlessness of outer space.
5.Astro fact- every object that is not chilled to absolute zero,
radiates infrared light.
6.Rockets must travel at least 25,000 miles an hour (40,000 KM/H)
to escape earth’s gravity.
7.Winter lasts for 21 Earth years on Uranus.
8.People report the most U.F.O. sightings when Venus is closest to Earth.
9.Venus has no moons and neither does mercury.
10.Mars has two small moons-Phobos and Deimos-whose names mean
”Fear” and ”Panic”.
11.Earth is the only planet in the solar system, where water can exist
as a liquid, solid and gas.
12.Some scientists believe that gold is created when two neutron stars collide.
13.In 1945, science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke published the idea of using
satellites for high-speed global communication.
14.Spotted in 1801, Ceres was the first asteroid to be discovered.
15.Days are longer than years on the planet Mercury.