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Jupiter’s Galilean Moons (Profile Gifs)

Jupiter’s Galilean Moons (Profile Gifs)

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter in the next few day after nearly five years in space. While it’s purpose is primarily to study Jupiter’s origins, interior structure, deep atmosphere and magnetosphere, it’s worth remembering Jupiter is also host to the largest and some of the most interesting moons in the solar system. Lets […]

The Planets and Moons of Star Wars to Scale

The Planets and Moons of Star Wars to Scale

I like Star Wars, Star Wars is set in space, my website is about space, hence I made a Star Wars thing for the website. The graphic shows all the planets and moons seen in the original (theatrical) trilogy to scale alongside the two Death Stars for good measure. The sizes of the various bodies […]

Planet Orbits

Planet Orbits

An orbit is the path an object takes in space as it revolves around another object. While a planet travels in one direction, it is also affected by the Sun’s gravity causing it to take a curved route that eventually brings it back to its starting point. This complete revolution equates to a single orbit. […]

Pluto Size, Composition, Distance from Sun & Moons

Pluto Size, Composition, Distance from Sun & Moons

Size: The New Horizons mission has verified that Pluto is the largest of the dwarf planets with a diameter 2,370 kilometres give or take a 20 km margin of error. Composition: There is still lot to learn from New Horizons about Pluto’s exact internal structure, but we know it is comprised of water ice around […]

New Horizons Mission & Spacecraft Facts

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is on a mission to collect data and images of the dwarf planet Pluto, its surrounding moons and other objects in the Kuiper Belt. An earlier mission, named the Pluto Kuiper Express, was cancelled by NASA in 2000 due to funding issues, yet six years later the New Horizons mission was launched. Mission […]

Pictures of Pluto

When the New Horizons spacecraft passes Pluto in 2015 it will be the furthest object from the Earth that has been examined up close, although even at its closet New Horizons will pass Pluto at a distance of around 9,650 kilometres. New Horizons Photos   The image above and two below images were created by combining […]

Dawn Mission & Spacecraft Facts

Dawn Mission & Spacecraft Facts

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is on a mission to explore the two largest objects in the asteroid belt the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres, gathering data relating to their composition, internal structure, density and shape. The main objectives of the mission are to gather data to aid further understanding of the role that size and water […]

Pictures of Ceres

Ceres will be the first dwarf planet seen up close when NASA’s Dawn spacecraft arrives on March 6th 2015. For now it has taken photos for navigational purposes however these still rival the quality of the best images previously taken of Ceres by the Hubble space telescope. Keep an eye on this page and the other Dawn Galleries for more […]