Some facts about monsoons include that they commonly occur in the summer and they are characterized by hot, rainy weather. Monsoons are the seasonal change in the direction of the prevailing winds in a region. They occur... More » Science Weather & Tides

Some important facts about a monsoon is that it is a seasonal change in the winds that causes tropical wet and dry seasons, blowing into warm areas from cold regions. The two main types of monsoons are the summer monsoon... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

Pluto was discovered in 1930 and is the second-largest known dwarf planet, behind Eris. It was originally considered to be the ninth planet in the solar system, but was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006. It is compo... More » Science Astronomy
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