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Interesting Facts About the Spacecraft JUNO, and Its Space Mission To JUPITER

It's no longer news that after a daring five year journey, Juno, the spacecraft launched by NASA finally went into orbit around Jupiter - the largest planet in our solar system. For the next two years, Juno will orbit round Jupiter as it gathers information that will help scientists understand how Jupiter and other planets [...]

Behold! The 7 WONDERS of the Ancient World

1. Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt The Great Pyramids, located at Giza are the only wonder of the ancient world that have survived to the present day. The pyramids were built between 2700 B.C. and 2500 B.C. as royal tombs.  For more than 4,000 years, one of the pyramids reigned as the tallest building in [...]

Let the Games Begin! A History of the Olympics

You most certainly are aware that the Summer Olympic Games will commence in less than a hundred days from today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, four years after the last one in London. But have you ever wondered about how it began, why the games were held, and what sporting activities athletes competed in? Rest [...]

Is JUNE, the Sixth Month Named For Juno or For the Young Ones?

Today is the sixth day of the sixth month of the Gregorian calendar. And as it is our tradition on Passnownow.com, we shall be doing an analysis of this month of much sunshine. What's In a Name? The Latin name for June is Junius. In the Fasti, a poem written by Ovid about the Roman calendar, [...]

Beware the IDES OF MARCH! Why? And What Is It Exactly?

If you are a Literature student, and a student of Shakespeare, you must have read the soothsayer's warning to Julius Caesar to “Beware the Ides of March”. What exactly is the Ides of March? In the earliest Roman calendar which consisted of ten months beginning with Martius (March), dates were expressed in relation to the [...]

What Has THOR Got To Do With THURSDAY?

If you have been following the meaning of the days of the week series, you would have read through Monday to Wednesday; how the ancient Greeks arrived at a name for each day of the week by assigning a "planet" to each of the days; and how these days were translated by the Norse and Anglo-Saxons [...]