Planetary Bodies

Mercury

Observation Of Mercury

At its brightest, Mercury can reach magnitude -1.9, a little brighter than Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. However, it more normally hovers at around magnitude 0, becoming roughly the fifth brightest object in…


Mercury

Mercury: A Brief Overview

Mercury is the smallest and innermost planet in the Solar System. Its orbit around the Sun takes 87.97 days, the shortest of all the planets in the Solar System. It is named after the Roman…


Jupiter Moon Ploonet

Solar System Moon Facts

In this article, we will be discussing some facts about moons of the solar system, including the number of moons each planet has, the naming convention for the planetary body moons, and which planet reigns…


Rings of Saturn

The Rings Of Saturn

The rings of Saturn are arguably one of the most recognizable features of a planet in the entire solar system, other than Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. Amateur astronomers are amazed at the first time that…