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Solar System

Why can I sometimes see the Moon in the daytime?

The Moon can be seen at different times during the day and night - but when and where you see it depends on the phase of the Moon. If you watch the Moon over a month, you will notice it gradually changing shape, from a crescent to a full circle, then back to a crescent again. If you pay [...]

By |2019-11-13T02:16:51+01:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Amazing Facts, Blog, editorials, Education, social|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 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 [...]

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, [...]

Solar System Tour (Planet Mercury)

Mercury is the smallest and closest to the Sun of the eight planets in the Solar System, with an orbital period of about 88 Earth-days. Seen from Earth, it appears to move around its orbit in about 116 days, which is much faster than any other planet in the Solar System. Facts About Mercury 1. A [...]

Solar System Tour (Mars)

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury. Named after the Roman god of war, it is often referred to as the "Red Planet" because the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin [...]

The Scary Truth About Asteroids

If you're the sort of person who worries about asteroids, a new map from NASA's Near Earth Object Program is unlikely to offer much reassurance. It shows that during the 20-year period from 1994 to 2013, the Earth's atmosphere was hit by small asteroids resulting in fireballs (bolides) on at least 556 separate occasions--or essentially [...]

Why One-half Of The Moon Is Always Dark

All parts of the moon, with the exception of the corners of some deep craters that are in permanent shadow, are illuminated by the sun half the time. There is, however, a far side of the moon, which Earth-based observers never get to see, and which remained one of the great mysteries of nature until [...]

By |2015-04-01T13:39:10+01:00April 1st, 2012|Categories: facts|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments