The photos of Saturn, with its majestic rings, are a testament to the breathtaking beauty of our solar system. Now, imagine if Earth had a similar feature! The sight of a vibrant ring system surrounding our planet would undoubtedly leave us in awe. The striking contrast of the rings against the blue and green of our planet would offer breathtaking views, and the endless possibilities for photography and art would be endless. While Earth’s unique geological features make it stand out in our solar system, it’s hard not to imagine how incredible our planet would look with a set of rings like Saturn’s.Continue reading “Imagine Earth with Saturn’s Rings [It would offer breathtaking views!]”
How fast does Earth move in Space? [Exploring the Mind-Bending Speed of Earth’s Journey]
As we go about our daily lives, it’s easy to forget that we’re all hurtling through space at incredible speeds. Earth is constantly in motion, rotating on its axis and orbiting around the sun. In fact, we’re all living in a fast-moving spacecraft. But just how fast is our planet moving? What’s the speed of Earth in space?
The answer is surprisingly complex, and the exact speed varies depending on the reference point. In this article, we’ll explore the different ways to measure Earth’s speed, from its rotation speed and its orbital velocity around the sun to the Sun’s movement around the center of the Milky Way galaxy, and gain a new appreciation for the incredible speed at which we’re all traveling.Continue reading “How fast does Earth move in Space? [Exploring the Mind-Bending Speed of Earth’s Journey]”
Here’s why the sky and the Sun are reddish at sunrise and sunset
The sky and the Sun appear in different colors (reddish or orange) during sunrise and sunset because of the way that light travels through the Earth’s atmosphere.
During the day, the Sun appears white because its light is composed of all the colors of the spectrum. As the Sun gets closer to the horizon during sunrise and sunset, its light has to travel through more of the Earth’s atmosphere before it reaches our eyes. This causes the shorter, bluer wavelengths of light to scatter more, leaving the longer, redder wavelengths to dominate.Continue reading “Here’s why the sky and the Sun are reddish at sunrise and sunset”
Kepler Space Telescope was launched on March 7, 2009
On March 7, 2009, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope was launched from Cape Canaveral on top of a Delta II (7925-10L) rocket. It was designed to search for exoplanets – planets orbiting stars outside our solar system. Kepler’s primary mission was to determine how common Earth-like planets are in our galaxy, and it discovered more than 2,600 confirmed exoplanets during its 9-year mission.
Kepler Space Telescope’s discoveries revolutionized our understanding of the universe and our place in it and paved the way for future space telescopes and exoplanet research.Continue reading “Kepler Space Telescope was launched on March 7, 2009”
Voyager 1 performed the Jupiter flyby on March 5, 1979
On March 5, 1979, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft performed a Jupiter flyby as it flew within 277,400 kilometers (172,368 miles) of the planet’s cloud tops or 348,890 km/216,790 miles from the center of mass.Continue reading “Voyager 1 performed the Jupiter flyby on March 5, 1979”
Pioneer 10 was launched on March 2, 1972
On March 2, 1972, Pioneer 10, was launched by NASA on top of an Atlas-Centaur rocket (AC-27 / Atlas 3C no. 5007C / Centaur D-1A) to study Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, and its environment.
The mission’s primary goal was to fly by Jupiter and study its atmosphere, magnetosphere, and radiation belts. Pioneer 10 was the first spacecraft to visit Jupiter and provided scientists with the first up-close look at the gas giant and its four largest moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.Continue reading “Pioneer 10 was launched on March 2, 1972”
Henri Becquerel accidentally discovered radioactivity on March 1, 1896
On March 1, 1896, French physicist Henri Becquerel (15 December 1852 – 25 August 1908) accidentally discovered radioactivity.Continue reading “Henri Becquerel accidentally discovered radioactivity on March 1, 1896”
Venera 13 became the first spacecraft to record sounds on another planet [Venus] on March 1, 1982
On March 1, 1982, the landing vehicle of the Soviet Union’s Venera 13 spacecraft landed on Venus and became the first spacecraft to record sounds on another planet.Continue reading “Venera 13 became the first spacecraft to record sounds on another planet [Venus] on March 1, 1982”
The Year 2024 in Science Fiction
The Year 2024 in Science Fiction: Here’s how science fiction novels and movies imagined the year 2024. Science fiction vs reality: what actually happened?Continue reading “The Year 2024 in Science Fiction”
Carl Sagan: The Gift of Apollo [Video]
In the video below, in a poetry of language unparalleled by any other, the one and only Carl Sagan talks to us about the Gift of Apollo, bringing focus and perspective to the greatest engineering achievement in human history.Continue reading “Carl Sagan: The Gift of Apollo [Video]”