Facts about the rings of Saturn
By: Bennett Horton Jr.
It is a simple fact that the rings of Saturn are one of the most intriguing features of our solar system. In fact, planetary rings around other planets are not unknown, but the rings around Saturn are the most extensive planetary ring system we have...
By: Blaise Pascal
Nebulae are collections of dust, helium gas, hydrogen gas, and a variety of other ionized gases forming an interstellar cloud. Though the word can also sometimes be used for groups or clusters of stars, it is primarily reserved for dust clouds. Generally, nebulae can be...
By: Lalitha Subbaraman
Saturn is a planet with striking rings.Galileo Galilei, the Italian astronomer was the pioneer who looked at Saturn through the telescope. He viewed the pair of objects on both side of Saturn. He drew them as individual spheres of the planet Saturn; he described...
Types of asteroids
By: Blaise Pascal
An asteroid is a small solar system body which has no atmosphere, is smaller than a planet, and orbits the sun. Most of the known asteroids in our solar system are located in an asteroid belt between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter...
By: Nick Ford
When Neptune was discovered in 1846 astronomers thought that the orbit of the planet was perturbed by a mysterious massive body further out in the solar body. Although the massive body was never found, and scientists realised that much of the error in the orbit...
Planets in our solar system with rings
By: Robert Hoglund
There are several planets in our solar system that have rings. The gas giants, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune all have them encircling their bodies. Jupiter, the largest planet, has a very faint set of rings. As a result, they were discovered long after Saturn&rsquo...
By: Johnnie D Williams
Measuring the speed of light allows for a full appreciation for the size of the universe as well as the celestial objects within this phenomenal space. When thinking of a light year its important to remember that it refers to a measurement of distance rather...
By: Jordin Lumsden
One of the joys of astronomy is the opportunity to view the spectacular, alien objects strewn throughout the universe. Nebulae are one of the more awe inspiring of these. The term nebulae means 'cloud' but in astronomy it can refer to several different objects. Most...
By: Fate Tertium
From the polymers in baby diapers to paint and paper, the list of common household items that are manufactured using acrylic acid is endless. Ever since acrylic acid was first used to produce superabsorbent polymers that can absorb up to 100 times their own weight...
What initiates cell division?
By: Blaise Pascal
Cell division is the creation of new ‘daughter’ cells from a single ‘parent’ cell. At some point in their life cycle, all cells will divide and the new cells could be exactly the same as the original cell or share half of the...

 

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