Do you know what a planet is? Guess what... astronomers are not quite sure what a planet is! ...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 Saturn
has a strange hexagon shaped cloud structure
at its north pole?
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Earth and Space Science Concept of the Day
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xShadow zone : The shadow zone is the area of the earth from angular distances of 104 to 140 degrees from a given earthquake that does not receive any direct P waves. The shadow zone results from S waves being stopped entirely by the liquid core and P waves being b
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The Earth's mantle is a rocky, solid shell that is between the Earth's crust and the outer core. The mantle is made up of many different reservoirs that have different chemical compositions. Scientists...Read more