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The Solar System: An Overview

This year I learned details about the Solar System that I did not even know existed.  Before astronomy this year, I did not know about the Kuiper Belt.   258 more words


Stellar Fun in Joshua Tree National Park

As part of homeschool we have been studying the solar system since we visited Bryce National Park this past November and had the most fabulous time star gazing. 420 more words


What if …?

The Earth looked like a friggin donut!

According to the laws of physics, a planet in the shape of a doughnut (toroid) could exist. Physicist Anders Sandberg says that such planets would have very short nights and days, an arid outer equator, twilight polar regions, moons in strange orbits and regions with very different gravity and seasons. 1

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Mars is Cool!

It’s the Rock ‘n Roll Planet

Mars has approximately half the diameter of Earth. It is less dense than Earth, having about 15% of Earth’s volume and 11% of the mass. 99 more words

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The Power of Play

So, play has to be the coolest thing in the world. It’s enjoyable, it’s healthy, and it makes for a strong brain.

Perhaps what amazes me most is that it’s instinct. 1,152 more words