orbit | Universe Today

orbit

Planetary Society’s Light Sail 2 is Set to Launch on a Falcon Heavy Rocket Next Month

The Planetary Society is going to launch their LightSail 2 CubeSat next month. LightSail 2 is a test mission designed…

7 months ago

What Is The Interplanetary Transport Network?

Sure, if you've got lots of energy, you can zip around the Solar System. But if you’ve got time and…

3 years ago

The Orbit of the Moon

The Orbit of the Moon is strange, which gives rise to changes in its appearance. It is also slowly changing,…

3 years ago

What are CubeSats?

Developed near the turn of the century, CubeSat technology has made space exploration and orbital research a lot more accessible.

3 years ago

How High is Space?

Where our atmosphere ends and space begins has been the subject of debate for some time. But thanks to decades…

3 years ago

What if Earth Stopped Orbiting the Sun?

What if the Earth just stopped dead in its tracks while orbiting the Sun? It would plummet straight down of…

3 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…

4 years ago

How Many Moons Does Mercury Have?

The planet Mercury has no moons, but why is that the case? The reason is due to a combination of…

4 years ago

August Full Moon Anticipates September’s Total Lunar Eclipse

Who doesn't love a Full Moon? Occurring about once a month, they never wear out their welcome. Each one becomes a special event…

4 years ago

This is Our Planet From a Million Miles Away

This picture of our home planet truly is EPIC – literally! The full-globe image was acquired with NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (aka…

4 years ago