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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xOrographic lift : Occurs when an air mass is forced to rise over geographic relief from a lower elevation. As the air mass rises it expands and cools adiabatically, which can raise the relative humidity to 100%, create clouds and precipitation.
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Scientists have learned that microbes that live in the soil, like fungi and bacteria, don't produce more carbon dioxide when the climate is warmer. At first these microbes will produce more carbon dioxide,...Read more