Astronomy, Guide to Space
17 Aug , 2016 by Matt Williams
The eight planets of the Solar System are a diverse and interesting bunch, ranging from airless and habitable terrestrial bodies to distant gas giants that rain diamonds!
27 Jul , 2016 by Matt Williams
In both the course of a year, and over the course of millennia, Earth experiences variations due to the fact that its axis is tilted
26 Jul , 2016 by Matt Williams
Mars is not only further from the Sun than Earth, but has an eccentric orbit that leads to a great deal of variation in its seasons and surface temperature
Earth, Earth Observation, Moon
13 Jul , 2016 by Evan Gough
The EPIC camera on-board NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) has captured images of the Moon passing in front of the Earth as the Earth rotates behind it.
Guide to Space, sun
5 Jul , 2016 by Matt Williams
Since time immemorial, humans have known that the Sun will rise in the east and set in the west. But why exactly does it happen this way?
Astronomy, Guide to Space, News
25 Jun , 2016 by Matt Williams
The planets of our Solar System differ considerably when it comes to their respective masses, even more so than their difference in size
Earth, News, Science, sun
21 Jun , 2016 by Evan Gough
A transient third Van Allen belt was first observed in 2013, and new research explains how it was formed.
21 Jun , 2016 by Matt Williams
The planets of our Solar System vary considerably, with some being a fraction of Earth’s diameter, and others many times its size
17 Jun , 2016 by Evan Gough
Earth has a new dance partner, a quasi-moon named 2016 H03.
Asteroids, Earth, Meteorites, News
15 Jun , 2016 by Evan Gough
A fossilized meteorite from a quarry in Sweden is a new type of space rock that’s different from other meteors.
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