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FlipFact of the Day: As it turns out, being “as light as a cloud” isn’t too light. In fact, researchers have calculated that the weight of an ordinary cumulus cloud is around 500,000 kg (or 1.1 million pounds)!

Learn how they came up with that number – and how clouds manage to stay afloat in the sky, given how heavy they are – by reading this:

Today’s Science History Milestone: On July 14, 1965, the robotic spacecraft Mariner 4 flew by Mars and snapped what would become the first pictures taken of another planet from space.

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Author: Mikael Angelo Francisco

Bitten by the science writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the editor-in-chief of FlipScience, Mikael has sworn to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.