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 Citizens Citizens Monaco cannot play at Monte Carlo Casino.
The famous Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco is a paradise for gamblers, unless you are a citizen of this country. Princess Caroline banned citizens from gambling in casinos in the mid-1800s, insisting that income should only come from foreigners. The good news is that the citizens of Monaco do not pay income tax, it is replaced by casino profits
 The sum The sum of the roulette numbers is 666.
Gambling and superstition go hand in hand. It is not surprising that some famous gamblers are credited with mystical abilities. As for roulette, if you add up all the numbers on the wheel, you get 666
 Dice as Dice as a snack.
Legal gambling with an official licensing system originated in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. However, Americans started gambling long before that. Many of them preferred to try their luck in early versions of craps and other gambling games with dice.
If the police suddenly appeared in an underground casino, violators of the law tried to get rid of the evidence as quickly as possible. The small hexagonal cubes could easily be hidden in the stomach,...
 Tips Tips on dice from Aristotle.
The famous Greek philosopher Aristotle was not indifferent to gambling. He was particularly attracted to bones. He even wrote a treatise in which he connected them with his idea of a world order. In addition, Aristotle outlined a number of practical recommendations on how to increase the chances of winning by playing dice for money
 The dwarf The dwarf planet Eris indirectly influenced the assignment of the status of a dwarf planet to Pluto.
Eris, which was discovered in 2005, is comparable in size to Pluto, which led astronomers to confusion – they began to worry about how many newly discovered bodies orbiting the Sun might have to be attributed to planets. After the discovery of Eris, the International Astronomical Union created new standards for planets: "To now be considered a planet, a celestial body must be round, rotate around the Sun and clear its orbit of smaller objects"
 Around Around the same time that Eris was discovered, scientists discovered another dwarf planet called Haumea.
Haumea looks like an unusual rock; it rotates so fast that it looks like it has the shape of a "soccer ball" or a "tightly stuffed cigar," according to descriptions provided by NASA. Haumea performs one rotation in less than four hours.
 Space Space debris is a serious problem.
NASA is aware that more than 20 thousand pieces of "space debris" larger than a softball are orbiting the Earth. And then there are millions of pieces so small that they are impossible to track. According to the agency, artificial space debris includes "non-functioning spacecraft, parts of launch vehicles, what remains after missions, and various fragments"
 Space Space debris can move at a speed of more than 28,000 kilometers per hour.
This means that even such a small thing as exfoliated fragments of paint can cause damage to a functioning spacecraft. Sometimes the International Space Station has to maneuver to avoid colliding with space debris
 Space Space debris can trigger Kessler syndrome.
Many scientists are concerned about the problem associated with Kessler syndrome. When there is too much debris in low Earth orbit, the pieces begin to collide with each other, forming even more debris. This is a cosmic version of the domino effect.
The European Space Agency has proposed to remove space debris with the help of networks. A team from Texas A&M University proposed sending a mechanism into space that would push objects into the Earth's atmosphere, where they would burn up without a trace
 One object One object in our solar system orbits the sun in the opposite direction.
In 2008, astronomers discovered an object that orbits the Sun with an inclination of about 104 degrees. Formally, this means that an object 48 kilometers wide is orbiting in the opposite direction. The team that found him gave him the name Drak, based on the myth that Dracula could walk on walls.
Drak was discovered in the Kuiper Belt. The Kuiper Belt is a part of our solar system beyond Neptune containing many icy objects; Pluto is also located there
 At Neptune At Neptune there is a moon that is very similar to Pluto.
Triton is probably one of those icy Kuiper Belt objects that got trapped in Neptune's gravity at some point and have been orbiting it ever since. The Newt has a couple more distinctive features: it orbits Neptune in the opposite direction of the planet's rotation, and there are erupting geysers on it
 Retrograde Retrograde Mercury is a matter of perspective.
There is no evidence that planets influence events happening to humans, but people have been blaming retrograde Mercury for their problems since about the end of the 19th century. When Mercury is retrograde, it seems as if it is moving backwards. But it's just a matter of perspective. Mercury takes 88 Earth days to make one rotation around the sun, and the Earth – 365. Thus, when Mercury passes by us, between the Earth and the sun, it seems as if it is moving backwards
 Pluto Pluto was not named after Pluto, a Disney character.
Some claim that Pluto was named after the Disney dog Pluto, who appeared in 1930, the same year that the dwarf planet was discovered. But in the 1930 movie Picnic, the character's name was Rover. The dog began to be called Pluto in 1931, a year after the planet was named. However, there is one funny coincidence that connects the dog Pluto and the planet Pluto: in 2015, NASA published new photos of the planet in which a light area was visible; many claimed that it looked like an image of a dog's head
 One dwarf One dwarf planet in our solar system was first a planet, then an asteroid.
The dwarf planet Ceres accounts for about 25 percent of the mass of the main asteroid belt, which is located between Mars and Jupiter. In the 19th century Ceres was considered a planet. Then it was downgraded to asteroid status. Finally, in 2006, it was recognized as a dwarf planet
 There are millions There are millions of asteroids in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Their length can vary from 10 meters to 530 kilometers. NASA keeps a list of asteroids that may collide with Earth in the next century, as well as the likelihood of such events
 There is water on two There is water on two of Saturn's moons.
On Saturn's moon called Enceladus there is a whole ocean consisting of salt water. In 2018, researchers discovered complex organic molecules on Enceladus – a sign that there could potentially be life on it. It was suggested to send a mission there to find out.
Saturn has a second satellite with water - this is Titan, which also contains carbon-containing chemicals, another promising sign of life. Any place where there is both water and carbon-containing chemicals attracts researchers who are looking for life in space
 There are quite There are quite extreme temperatures on Mars.
The average temperature on Mars is -62 degrees Celsius. At the poles, it reaches -142 degrees. Besides, it hasn't rained on the planet for millions of years
 The highest The highest volcano we know of is on Mars.
The height of Mount Olympus is 25 kilometers. These are the three Everest. The volcano most likely formed about 350 million years ago, but last erupted relatively recently - two million years ago
 There are billions There are billions of comets in our solar system.
They are mostly found in the Kuiper Belt and the Oort cloud. The comet consists of ice and rock until it gets close enough to the sun and turns into a cloud of gas and dust. It is then that a characteristic tail is formed. In 2014, the probe landed on a comet for the first time. It was discovered that due to the chemical composition of the surface, the comet smells of cat urine, rotten eggs and bitter almonds
 Many Many of these facts would have remained unknown if not for space research.
The Cassini spacecraft was launched in 1997 and did not stop collecting data until 2017. During these 20 years, he has covered 7.8 billion kilometers and completed 2.5 million commands. Most of that time was spent on Saturn. The device took samples of the planet's atmosphere, dust particles and the ocean (the one on Enceladus). Cassini was sent into Saturn's atmosphere for destruction on September 15, 2017. At a press conference, program manager Earl Maze said: "Until the very end, the spaceship did everything we asked"
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