Planetary Bodies


Uranus Discovery Of Uranus

Uranus: A Brief Overview

Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun, and is named after the Greek God of the sky. In Greek Mythology, Uranus was the grandfather of Zeus, otherwise known as Jupiter, and the father of Cronus, otherwise known as…


Saturn

Moons of Saturn

Of all the planetary bodies in the solar system, as of the time of this article being written, Saturn has the greatest number of moons. With 82 moons, Saturn has 3 more moons than Jupiter…


Saturn Mythology

Observation Of Saturn

Saturn is the most distant of the five planets easily visible to the naked eye from Earth, the other four being Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter. Saturn appears to the naked eye in the night…


Saturn Mythology

Saturn: A Brief Overview

Saturn is one of the most recognizable planets for both amateur astronomers and the pubic alike. The rings really help make the planet unique and help bring the mystique of the planet to life. For…



Jupiter Moon Ploonet

Moons of Jupiter

Of all the planets in the Solar system, Jupiter has the 2nd most moons, 3 behind Saturn. This means that Jupiter has 79 known natural satellites. Of these, 63 are less than 10 kilometres in diameter and…


Jupiter

Observation Of Jupiter

Jupiter is one of the brightest objects visible to the naked eye in the night sky, and has been known to ancient civilizations since before recorded history. Jupiter is usually the fourth brightest object in the…


Jupiter

Jupiter: A Brief Overview

Being 2.5 times the size of all of the other planets in the Solar System combined, Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System. Jupiter has a mass 1/1000th of the Sun and is…


Mars

Mars: Scientific Missions

There have been a total of 57 missions launched to Mars before the 2020 Launches. Of those missions, 20 have been successful and 8 are still operational. Lets take a look at some of the…