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How Long is a Day on Venus? We Finally Know the Exact Answer

Using the radio-echo timing technique, a team of researchers have precisely measured the length of a day on Venus

6 months ago

Mars has Been Through Many Ice Ages in the Last Billion Years

Like Earth, Mars has experienced periods of extreme glaciation or ice sheet coverage, which are known as ice ages. As…

9 months ago

New Insights Into What Might Have Smashed Uranus Over Onto its Side

A new study by a team of NASA-supported researchers has shown how a giant impact could explain all of Uranus'…

3 years ago

Why is Uranus on its Side?

The Earth’s tilt is nothing compared to Uranus, which has been flipped right over on its side. What could have…

5 years ago

How Far is Mars from the Sun?

Mars is not only further from the Sun than Earth, but has an eccentric orbit that leads to a great…

5 years ago

How Long Does it Take Mars to Orbit the Sun?

The planet Mars has a highly eccentric orbit around the Sun, and takes a little under two years for it…

5 years ago

What is the Average Surface Temperature of the Planets in our Solar System?

It's is no secret that Earth is the only inhabited planet in our Solar System. All the planets besides Earth…

7 years ago

The Orbit of Earth. How Long is a Year on Earth?

Ever since the 16th century when Nicolaus Copernicus demonstrated that the Earth revolved around in the Sun, scientists have worked…

7 years ago

Milankovitch Cycle

Milankovitch cycles. Source: UCAR A Milankovitch cycle is a cyclical movement related to the Earth's orbit around the Sun. There…

12 years ago