Meet our Solar System – The Moon

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let’s go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Earth’s Moon. Where is it? Our Moon is 229,730 miles (369,714 km) from Earth. It’s the closest object to our […]

Meet the Solar System: Europa

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let’s go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Europa. Where is it? Europa is one of Jupiter’s moons, orbiting Jupiter at about 417,000 miles (671,000 kilometers) from the […]

Meet our Solar System – Pluto

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let’s go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Pluto. Where is it? Pluto is a complex world of ice mountains and frozen plains. Once considered the ninth planet, […]

Meet our Solar System – Neptune

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let’s go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Neptune. Where is it? Neptune is the eighth planet of our solar system, sitting 2.8 miles from the sun and […]

Meet the Solar System: Uranus

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let’s go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Uranus. Where is it? Uranus is the seventh planet of our solar system, sitting 1.78 billion miles from the sun […]

Meet our Solar System: Jupiter

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let’s go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Jupiter. Where is it? Jupiter is the fifth planet of our solar system, sitting 468.1 million miles from the sun […]

Meet Our Solar System: Mars

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let’s go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Mars. Where is it? Mars is the fourth planet of our solar system, sitting 154.8 million miles from the sun […]

Science in Action: Newton’s Third Law of Motion

To understand how a super heavy rocket can launch into space, you have to go back to the basics and take a closer look at Newton’s three laws of motion. Each month, in our new Science in Action series we uncover the science behind spaceflight. Last time, we took a look at Newton’s second law […]

Meet Our Solar System: Venus

How well do you know your astronomical neighborhood? Let’s go on a trip through our solar system and explore the weird, the wild, and the beautiful all around us. Today, we are learning all about Venus. Where is it? Venus is the second planet of our solar system, sitting an average of 66 million miles […]

Science in Action: Newton’s Second Law of Motion

Behind each rocket launch, there’s a basic scientific principle to explain what’s happening. Each month, in our new Science in Action series we uncover the science behind spaceflight. Chances are, you’ve heard of Newton’s three laws of motion. Today, we are taking a closer look at Newton’s second law and how it can be applied […]