On 10th March, 1977, Scientists discovered rings around Uranus. Uranus was the first planet discovered by telescope. It was first seen by William Herschel in 1781 during a survey of the sky using a telescope. Herschel also found 2 of Uranus’ moons. By 2005, scientists had found 13 rings around the planet. There is still [...]
When we were young, Snickers were called Marathon, Starburst were called Opal Fruits and Pluto was a planet. It has now been downgraded to a dwarf planet since 2006 after a series of similar bodies were discovered, Eris and Ceres the biggest of them. It was discovered in 1930 by the astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh who [...]
The planet Venus has long been one of the most misunderstood of all the inner planets. Like the Earth, Venus has an atmosphere. However, Venus’ atmosphere is far thicker than that of the Earth, making it difficult for modern science to penetrate. Interestingly, scientists have recently been able to peek through the thick clouds and [...]
An image from another world. This could be an excellent prompt for writing, discussion, drama etc.
On September 3rd, 1976, the Viking II spacecraft landed on Mars and spend the next few years sending images of the planet to Earth. The planet Mars has always fascinated people and many believed that due to its position in the Solar System that it has or had life on it. It is nicknamed the [...]