Tuesday, October 7, 2014
In the coming months, we’ll take a look at some of the stranger names in our Solar System to prepare for a challenge from the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Over the last 20 years, astronomers have found over 1,800 exoplanets - planets orbiting other stars. These alien words are...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Somewhere around 4.5 billion years ago a gigantic ball of mass started to take shape and would eventually become where we all live. So, the notion of a planet that can harbor life is not a strange one - after all, we happen to live on one. Are there any other places that are similar?...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
From our closest celestial neighbor to distant objects that orbit planets, moons are pretty interesting. The more we learn about them the more interesting they become. Scientists are constantly looking at various moons as future projects, but why? What's up with moons?...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Ever since humans first started to open their eyes some 200,000 years ago, we've looked up at the night sky and wondered what all was out there? As science and technology progressed we were able to learn more and more about the natural world beyond the Earth. So, the big question...
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Sunday, September 22, 2013
In ten years even slow animals like turtles can clock a good amount of miles, so why do our rovers on Mars move even slower than that? Why can't these Mars rovers move any faster? There are a lot of science fiction movies ranging from early more-primitive film...
Friday, September 7, 2012
Neptune! Last planet in line! Enjoy some fun facts about this blue wonder.
All of our planets are pretty interesting celestial bodies. Some are warm and little while others are huge and freezing cold! Here's a quick walk through of the planets in our neighborhood.
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There's a lot of space related news happening all the time! Here's a quick breakdown of the past month's cosmic happenings. Happy holidays everyone!
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system! Not but a little, but by A LOT! This gas giant is a very intense place filled with massive stirrings and swirling layers of gases. This giant also has 64 moons and a giant storm that has been brewing for centuries!
Large enough to hold one million Earths, the provider of nearly all the energy that fuels life here, regulates the temperature, controls the water cycle, and without life on Earth would not be possible. The Sun!