Monday, February 27, 2017
Space Guide

Space Guide

The words solar system refer to a star and all the objects that travel in orbit around it. Our solar system is part of a spiral galaxy known as the Milky Way. Our solar system consists of the sun, eight planets, their natural satellites, dwarf planets, asteroids and comets.

Uranus

On March 13, 1781, German-born astronomer, William Herschel peered through his telescope at what he thought was a comet. After reporting his findings it...

Saturn

Named after the Roman god of agriculture, Saturn is the second largest planet and the sixth in distance from the Sun. It’s also the furthest planet visible...

Jupiter

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and most massive planet in our solar system. Named after the Roman ruler of the gods and...

Ceres

Named after the Roman goddess of corn and harvests, Ceres has a diameter of 950 km (590 mi) and is the largest object in the asteroid...

Mars

Mars, named after the Roman god of war, is the 4th planet from the sun and has been known since prehistoric times. When its at its...

The Moon

The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth. Scientists believe the Moon was created 4.5 billion years ago when a large object hit the Earth...

The Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the largest of the four inner rocky planets in our Solar System. It is the only...

Venus

Named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, Venus is the Earth’s closest neighbor and the second planet from the Sun at a distance of...

Mercury

Named after the Roman messenger God, Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and the the smallest planet in our solar system. Mercury is a...

The Sun

The Sun is the closest star to Earth and is the center of our solar system. It was born in a vast cloud of gas and dust around 5 billion...