Planetary Bodies

Olympus Mons

Olympus Mons

One of the most iconic and most well known features on the entire Martian landscape is Olympus Mons. There are many interesting features on Mars, but Olympus Mons definitely takes the cake as the biggest…

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Great Red Spot

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Probably Jupiter’s most famous and recognizable feature is the Great Red Spot! So lets take some time today to talk about the history of this amazing feature! Located at 22 degrees south of Jupiter’s equator,…


Saturn Mythology

Solar System Planetary Mythology

As part of the planetary bodies series, we took a look at how the different planets were viewed by different cultures and their mythology. An interesting look that often gets shown is how each planet…



Neptune

Moons Of Neptune

Neptune has 14 known moons, which are named for minor water deities in Greek mythology. By far the largest of them is Triton, discovered by William Lassell on October 10, 1846, 17 days after the discovery of Neptune itself; over a century passed…


Neptune

Observation Of Neptune

Neptune is not visible to the unaided eye and is the only planet in the Solar System found by mathematical prediction rather than by empirical observation. Unexpected changes in the orbit of Uranus led Alexis Bouvard to deduce…


Uranus Discovery Of Uranus

Observation Of Uranus

Like the classical planets, Uranus is visible to the naked eye, but it was never recognized as a planet by ancient observers because of its dimness and slow orbit.[1] Viewing Uranus can be done using a…


Neptune

Neptune: A Brief Overview

Neptune is the eighth and farthest-known planet from the Sun. Neptune is the 4th largest planet by diameter in the Solar System, is the third-most-massive planet, and is the densest giant planet. The planet is…


Uranus

Moons of Uranus

Uranus, the seventh planet of the Solar System, has 27 known moons, most of which are named after characters that appear in, or are mentioned in, the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.[1] Uranus’ moons are divided into three…