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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 [...]

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 [...]

Could You Really Live on Another Planet Other Than Earth?

Where would you go if you could choose to live on a planet other than Earth? Are you thinking Mars? BBC iWonder tells us that scientists predict there may be about 40 billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way, yes 40 billion! Yet, the Milky Way is just one galaxy out of countless billions in Space, [...]

A Ninth Planet – to Replace Pluto – May Have Been Discovered

How old were you in 2006 when Pluto, the ninth and farthest planet from the sun was delisted from the list of planets in our solar system? Are you even aware of this fact? Or do you still find yourself singing the mnemonic (if you know it) for remembering the order of the planets: "My [...]

Solar System Tour (The Moon)

The Moon The Moon (or Luna) is the Earth’s only natural satellite and was formed 4.6 billion years ago around some 30–50 million years after the formation of the solar system. The Moon  is Earth's only natural satellite. It is one of the largest natural satellites in the Solar System, and, among planetary satellites, the largest relative to the size of the planet [...]

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 [...]

By |2019-11-13T04:47:00+01:00September 25th, 2014|Categories: Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |3 Comments