The Sun is only one of billions of stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. This means there are many other solar systems out in space, each with their own planets and moons. The eight planets in the Solar System and their hundreds of natural satellites (moons) are surrounded by countless asteroids, comets and other […]
Animated gifs are a great way to show off a variety of subjects. Space is no exception. In a recent Twitter animation, planetary scientist James O’Donoghue from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows us how Earth, our solar system and the galaxy are moving through space at different speeds. The Sun The Sun is
Spaceflight Simulator is a fun simulation game to build your own rockets and send them to outer space. Developed by Stefo Mai Morojna, this game has real-life physics to let you participate in fascinating space exploration. The Sun, known as Sol in Spaceflight Simulator, is the star that Earth and all of the planets orbit.
Every scrap of matter in our solar system originated as part of a giant interstellar cloud. As it grew hot and dense, gravity began to pull dust and gas inwards. Gravity sculpted this material into the planets, as well as smaller bodies such as asteroids, comets and meteoroids. Some of these objects are still tumbling
The Moon goes through a cycle of phases each month that changes our view of it based on its position in relation to the Earth and the Sun. Many people think the lunar phases are caused by Earth’s shadow falling on the Moon. However, this is not true! The Sun The Sun is our closest