Jul 232022
 

Flag of Egypt

Egypt celebrates Revolution Day. The area of Egypt is about the size of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Nevada combined. A desert country bordering the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt is home to the pyramids of Giza. The Nile flows from south to north through the country. Over 85 million people live in Egypt, and most of them live along the Nile or the Mediterranean Coast.  Cairo is the capital. Children could learn more at: Egypt.

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Jul 232022
 

Comet Hale-Bopp was discovered in 1995. Alan Hale in New Mexico and Thomas Bopp in Arizona, independent of each other, reported the extremely bright comet’s existence. It became visible in May 1996 and remained so until December 1997. Powerful telescopes were able to detect it in December 2010 and in August 2012. It may reappear around the year 4385. Children can learn more at: Comet Hale-Bopp.

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Jul 232022
 

Eileen Collins

Eileen Collins became the first female commander of a space vehicle, Columbia, in 1999. During the mission she and the crew deployed the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, which provides data on black holes and exploding stars. Older children could visit a website at: Eileen Collins.

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Jul 232022
 

Solar Impulse completed its circumnavigation of earth in 2016. Using only solar energy, the Swiss airplane started its flight from Abu Dhabi, United Emirates, on March 9, 2015. Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, the co-founders, wanted to show that flight was possible using only solar energy. Children could learn more at: Solar Impulse.

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Jul 232022
 

Patricia Coombs (born Los Angeles, California, 1926) writes and illustrates books for children. She writes the Dorrie the Little Witch series.

Robert Quackenbush (born Hollywood, California, 1929; died New York, New York, May 17, 2021) wrote at least 110 books and illustrated at least 60 books. He wrote both the Miss Mallard series and the Detective Mole series. Children could learn more at: http://www.rquackenbush.com/.

Vera Rubin (born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1928; died Princeton, New Jersey, December 25, 2016) was an astronomer who studied galactic rotation curves. Her work led to the concept of dark matter. Children can learn about dark matter and dark energy at a GREAT site: Dark Matter.

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