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Space travel


Scientists can show that the moon is moving away at a tiny, yet measurable, distance from earth every year.

If you do the maths, you can calculate that 85 million years ago, the moon was orbiting earth at a distance of about 10 metres from the earth's surface. And this explains the extinction of the dinosaurs. The tall ones, anyway.

A Russian, an American, and a Cambridge science graduate are talking one day. (Replace 'Cambridge' with your rival university name)

Russian: "We were the first in space!"

American: "We were the first on the moon!"

Cambridge: "So what? We're going to be the first on the Sun!"

The Russian and American look at each other, slowly shaking their heads.

Russian: "You can't land on the Sun, you silly man, you'll burn up!"

Cambridge: "We're not stupid, you know. We're going at night!"


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