Solar System Tour (Planet Saturn)

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the most distant that can be seen with the naked eye. It is best known for its fabulous ring system that was discovered in 1610 by the astronomer Galileo Galilei. Facts about Planet Saturn 1. Saturn is the farthest planet from Earth visible to the naked human [...]

How Saturn’s Day Came To Be Called SATURDAY

Saturday is the seventh and therefore last day of the week according to many commonly used calendars, and is also the only day of the week to retain its Roman origin in English. It was named after the Roman god, Saturn who was associated with the Titan Cronus, father of Zeus and many Olympians. He [...]

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 [...]

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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