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 [...]

Solar System Tour (PLANET EARTH)

Earth, also called the world and, less frequently, Gaia is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to accommodate life. Fast Facts about Earth 1. One day on Earth takes 24 hours (this is the [...]

So Tell Me, Why Do We ONLY See One Side of the Moon?

Has this thought ever crossed your mind? Look to the night sky on any night of the year, and staring back at you is the same side of the moon. Does it have only one side? Is it fixed in space? Does it spin about any axis? are some of the questions that come to [...]

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 [...]

Solar System Tour (Neptune)

Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun and is the most distant planet from the Sun. This gas giant planet may have formed much closer to the Sun in early solar system history before migrating to its present position. Fast Facts about Neptune 1. The Berlin observatory, following Le Verrier’s calculations giving the possible position of [...]

Solar System Tour (Planet Jupiter)

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet in the Solar System. It is a giant planet with a mass one-thousandth of that of the Sun but it is two and a half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined. It resembles a star in composition, but [...]

Should Pluto be a planet again? Experts debate to reinstate the ninth world of the solar system

In 2006, Pluto lost its status as a planet when other bodies in the solar system of similar or greater size were found. The decision to demote it to a ‘dwarf planet’ by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) at the time was highly contentious - and it now seems many still want its planet status [...]

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