Solar System

  • About Space Probes and the Outer Planets

    Space probes have made a remarkable difference in space exploration, especially the exploration of the outer planets. We will examine what space probes are and what they do in detail. We will also look at the first space probe to the outer planets and...
    By Nick Oza March 16, 2011 

  • MESSENGER to Mercury: Six Flybys Down, One to Go

    MESSENGER was in the news again recently, but its biggest splash in the headlines is still more than two years away.
    By ebishirl March 2, 2011 

  • Best Games to Explore Outer Space for Kids

    An interactive educational game can be viable tool to teach earth/space science to your kids. Your child can learn more about planets, constellations, the Moon, asteroids and many other fascinating facts about space through educational space-based...
    By Anurag Ghosh February 19, 2011 


  • Similarities Between Terrestrial and Jovian Planets

    All the planets in the Solar System can be grouped into two categories - terrestrial and Jovian planets. This article details the similarities between these very different types of planets.
    By Reeja Mathew February 8, 2011 

  • What Caused the Craters on the Moon

    Throughout history there were many myths and beliefs about what caused the craters on the Moon. Developments in the field of astronomy and space science has helped to explain the heavy cratering on the Moon.
    By Reeja Mathew January 30, 2011 

  • Sun-Earth Relationships: Causes of the Seasons

    Why does the Earth have winter, spring, summer, and fall? Learn how changes in temperature and day length throughout a year are caused by the Earth's axial tilt.
    By Kayar January 30, 2011 


  • Learning About Rotation and Revolution

    From where we stand on Earth, our planet has two types of motion relative to the Sun: rotation and revolution. Let's go over what each of these mean and how they work.
    By Kayar January 23, 2011 

  • Relationship Between Solar Magnetic Activity and Climate

    Different parts of the world are experiencing unusual changes in the climate. Scientists are trying to find an answer to this pending problem, which is unfolding around the world. This article discusses how solar magnetic activity may affect climate and...
    By Reeja Mathew January 21, 2011 

  • Ocean Tides and the Moon: How the Moon Affects the Tides

    Tides are simply the rise and fall of the height of the sea, though the cause of the sea level changes is far from simple. This article looks at how the Moon affects the ocean tides through the force of its gravitational attraction.
    By Wendy A.M. Prosser January 16, 2011 

  • Learning About Our Solar System

    The celestial bodies in our Solar System are divided into different sections: the inner planets of Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars separated by the asteroid belt from the outer planets of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Each celestial body is...
    By Jason C. Chavis January 10, 2011 
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