Astronomy, Guide to Space
18 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
Given its extreme distance from the Sun and slow orbital speed, a year on Neptune last as long as 164.5 years here on Earth.
Astronomy, Guide to Space, Mars
7 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
Every two years, Earth and Mars reach the closest points to each other in their orbit, which is referred to as a “Mars opposition”.
22 Feb , 2017 by Matt Williams
As the second closest planet to our Sun, Venus takes 224.65 days to complete a single orbit around our Sun, making a year on Venus 61.5% as long as a year on Earth.
15 Feb , 2017 by Matt Williams
Owing to its rapid orbital period, a year on Mercury lasts about 88 days, which means a year is only half as long as a single day
5 Nov , 2016 by Matt Williams
The Orbit of the Moon is strange, which gives rise to changes in its appearance. It is also slowly changing, moving farther away from Earth.
20 Jul , 2016 by Matt Williams
Venus’ orbit has some strange properties, which includes taking 243.025 days to rotate once, and the fact that it rotates backwards compared to Earth
Astronomy, Exoplanets, News
11 Jul , 2016 by Matt Williams
In the far-flung system of CVSO 30, two planetary candidates have been found with very different orbits – presenting new opportunities for exoplanet study
28 May , 2016 by Matt Williams
Mars and Earth have many similarities, but the length of a year is not one of them! Compared to Earth, a Martian year is almost twice as long
Astronomy, Kuiper Belt, News, Planet News
11 Mar , 2016 by Matt Williams
A new study from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory has indicated that the extreme eccentricity of distant KBOs could point the way to the mysterious Planet
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