Solar System

  • The Invisible Layer of the Chromosphere of the Sun

    The Sun’s chromosphere is actually the invisible upper layer of its atmosphere. Yet, it produces some of the Sun’s most spectacular phenomena.
    By George Adcock May 24, 2011 

  • The Barycenter of the Solar System

    Barycenter is commonly known as the center of mass. In this article we will explore what the concept of the barycenter is, what the barycenter of the Solar System is and how it influences the other planets and the Earth-Moon system.
    By Nick Oza May 24, 2011 

  • Searching for Water on the Moon

    The search for water on the Moon began with the earliest Apollo missions. Later, a number of robotic missions from NASA and other space agencies attempted to locate the presence of lunar water. Examples include the Clementine Space Probe, Chandrayaan...
    By Jason C. Chavis May 24, 2011 

  • Mysteries of the Sun: The Maunder Minimum and Sunspots

    The Sun. It gives us light, warmth, life. In ancient times it was worshiped as a god for just these reasons. But it holds many mysteries, such as sunspots, its coronal temperature and hemispheric discrepancies that even today, with our robot spacecraft...
    By George Adcock May 22, 2011 

  • Unusual Earth Facts You May Not Have Known

    Did you know that Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador is closest mountain to the Moon? Here are some more interesting and unusual facts about Earth.
    By Anurag Ghosh May 20, 2011 

  • Facts and Information About The Solar Max

    Something big was going on in the sky when the Northern Lights reached as far south as Mexico. This happened in 1958 and it was the solar maximum. A major solar storm had just occurred. But, it was not noticed, not like today where it would disrupt cell...
    By George Garza May 20, 2011 

  • Understanding Gravitational Force in Space

    Gravity is present everywhere in the Universe. In this article we will explore the concept of the force of gravity in space and look at Newton's theory of gravitation as well as Einstein's general theory of relativity. We will use these to understand...
    By Nick Oza May 19, 2011 

  • About The Great Red Spot of Jupiter

    There are two astronomical images that hold the attention of planet watchers. One are the rings of Saturn, because of their dimension and beauty. The other is the great red spot of Jupiter. The red spot has been around for centuries and is caused by a...
    By George Garza May 19, 2011 

  • LCROSS’s Impact On the Moon (October 9, 2009): What was It All About?

    The much talked about event of LCROSS impact on the Moon, was successfully executed on October 9, 2009. This mega event had a lot of apprehension and expectations. It may reveal some long awaited questions about the Moon, which may change the history...
    By Sushma May 19, 2011 

  • The Myth About the Tenth Planet in the Solar System

    For a number of years, astronomers and scientists postulated on the possibility of the existence of a tenth planet in the solar system. References to ancient cultures as well as questions about the orbit of gas giants prompted further investigations into...
    By Jason C. Chavis May 19, 2011 
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