Do you know what a planet is? If so, you are doing better than professional astronomers! Right ...Read more
Mercury, the planet nearest the Sun, is the second smallest planet in the solar system. Only ...Read more
Fair but inhospitable Venus, a "Sister" planet to the Earth that is very different from our ...Read more
Earth, our home planet, is a beautiful blue and white ball when seen from space. ...Read more
Mars, Earth's outer neighbor, is the fourth planet from the Sun. Mars' bright appearance and ...Read more
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. When approached from afar, its fantastic ...Read more
Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, has the most spectacular set of rings in the solar system. ...Read more
Uranus, the seventh planet from the Sun, has its spin axis almost in the plane of its orbit ...Read more
Neptune, the eighth and furthest planet from the Sun, is a very cold place. Its bluish color ...Read more
In 2006 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) approved a new classification scheme for ...Read more
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Did you know that the Phoenix Mars Lander
landed on Mars
on 25 May, 2008?
Did you know that Saturn has a strange hexagon shaped cloud structure at its north pole?
Earth and Space Science Concept of the Day
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Magnetic polarity reversal
xMagnetic polarity reversal : A magnetic polarity reversal is a change of the earth's magnetic field to the opposite polarity. This has occurred at irregular intervals during geologic time.
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The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado has released powerful new computer software so scientists can study climate change in much more detail than ever before. The Community...Read more