By: Burpleberry
From when mankind first looked up at the night sky, he would of wondered where the Moon fitted in with his world and why it appeared in the heavens. Consequently there are legends about the Moon from across the world. Just a selection of these...
By: Alex Yang - 266379
Named after the Roman god of war, Mars looks red from Earth due to its dust iron oxide. This is why Mars has the nickname of The Red Planet. Although Mars looks nothing like Earth, it's like the Earth's twin. Mars shares a lot of...
Facts about Mars
By: Shelly Mcrae
The Romans, many centuries ago, gave the planet its name, given in honor of their god of war, Mars. Mars is also called the Red Planet, due to its dark red color. But what makes Mars look red? Is it the blood of war? No...
By: Roger Hatfield
The most obvious difference between stars and planets are size and brightness. Stars are actually suns immense distances away from our location giving the appearance of a point of light in our night sky. Planets are actually satellites of a parent star.The Sun, our...
By: Juan Leer
There is a lot of intrigue about Mars in our world today. It is part of the great unknown of space, and that leads to all types of speculation and curiosity about it. Mars is the 4th planet from the Sun (Mercury, Venus, and Earth...
By: Jacob Coburn
When the sun goes dark, the land stands in shadow and gloom. The winds cool, them calm down completely. Time almost fails to move in the dark stillness created by the black sun. Only a gold ring remains where the once proud circle of light...
Biography: Christa McAuliffe
By: Shelly Mcrae
Christa McAuliffe was given a mission. She was to teach two lessons from the space shuttle Challenger. She spent 114 hours training for the mission alongside professional astronauts.Christa McAuliffe was an ordinary person, a teacher by trade, chosen to perform an extraordinary act. She...
By: Sharon Stellarini
As the fourth planet from the sun, Mars has been one of the most captivating celestial bodies in our entire Solar System due to both its proximity and likeness to Earth. However, Mars is still a mystery to many scientists and numerous space probes have...
By: Jackie Tritt
I've been lucky enough to watch two total solar eclipses in my life. The first was in the 70's in Victoria, southern Australia. I was studying astronomy at the time, and our whole class was bussed to a good high vantage spot in the hills...
Legends about Mars
By: Shelly Mcrae
Percival Lowell, at the beginning of the 20th century, saw canals on the surface of the planet Mars. These canals, Lowell said, had been made by intelligent beings.He gazed through the 24-inch refracting telescope at the observatory he founded in Flagstaff, Arizona and created...

 

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