science/space/topics/solar-system

Solar Activity and Earthquakes

Solar Activity and Earthquakes

There seems to be a relationship between solar activity and earthquakes. We will explore how sunspots, solar flares and solar events from the sun influences seismic activity on Earth. In particular, we will see how an increase in solar activity effects seismic activity on Earth.
A Guide to Understanding the Eath, Sun, Moon Cycle

A Guide to Understanding the Eath, Sun, Moon Cycle

Three astronomical objects impact each other in different ways. The Sun overwhelms anything in the Solar System, but smaller events like the Earth’s tides are dominated by the Moon. The cycles of each of these objects affect the other objects, some dramatically, others less so.
Understanding Protoplanets:  Formation and Examples

Understanding Protoplanets: Formation and Examples

Protoplanets are like small planets; in fact, they are a smaller version of a dwarf planet. One example of a dwarf planet is Pluto. Astronomers believe that protoplanets objects form during the creation of a Solar System. Typically, protoplanets are smaller than the size of the Moon.
Information About the Great Red Spot of Jupiter

Information 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 natural storm in the atmosphere of Jupiter.
The Best Online Explore Space Games for Kids

The Best Online Explore Space Games 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 games and space simulation software programs.
Most Recent Solar Max Information

Most Recent Solar Max Information

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 phones, and GPS satellites.