Astronomy Archive

Distance of Planets from the Sun

The Earth and the other planets in our solar system revolve around the Sun. That is commonplace knowledge now but it was a radical and revolutionary idea when Nicolaus Copernicus published it in 1542. Today we take it for granted that the …

9 Fun Facts About The Moon

Here on planet earth, the moon is something of a superstar. After all, some planets have more than one moon, like Jupiter, which has at least 16 moons! Imagine looking up into the night sky and seeing four or five moons. It …

10 Interesting Facts About Venus

If you’re interested in planets or astronomy, you’ll love the following facts about Venus. 1. During the Greek period, Venus was considered as the Goddess of Love and Beauty which is where this planet derived its name from as well. According to …

10 Interesting Facts About Space

What’s really out there? That’s something humankind has probably contemplated since we first looked up at the night sky. We’ve learned a tremendous amount about our universe through the years, but what we do know is most likely dwarfed by what we …

10 Facts About Earth

Earth is one of the most interesting planets in the solar system. Did you know that recent evidence suggests that Earth may not be the only planet known to support terrestrial life? However, this has not been verified yet and scientists are …

Facts about Asteroids

Oh no, it’s coming towards us! We’re all going to die! Lots of people fear something of this nature could happen in the future, and they’re not wrong. An asteroid could strike the Earth at any time and cause a nuclear-type winter …

Facts About Uranus

Often the ‘butt’ of adolescent jokes about our solar system, what can I tell you that’s new about Uranus? Well, maybe not yours specifically… Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun in our solar system. It was officially discovered by William …

Interesting Facts about Mars

Mars was formed around 4.5 billion years ago and is the fourth planet from the sun, but only the second smallest planet in our entire solar system. It was discovered in 1609 by Galileo Galilee, the first person to see Mars through …

Facts About the Sun

The sun is the single most important thing in our solar system as without it we simply would’t exist. But how much do you really know about that big ball of fire in the sky? Here are some cool facts about the …
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