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.
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.
Does the “supermoon” phenomenon cause earthquakes and volcanoes? While astrologers believe that the full Moon at perigee is responsible for natural disasters, scientists don’t agree with the arguments put forward by doomsday soothsayers.
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 what their future is in space exploration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.