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Treasure Trove of Pluto Data!

New Horizons made its historic flyby of Pluto in July 2015. This was the first time people here on Earth got its first look at this strange object on the fringes of the Solar System. 132 more words

Solar System

China Leads Mission for Mankind

Under President Xi Jinping, China has committed to become a society where scientific breakthroughs and advancements in new technology are the driving force for economic development. 596 more words


A weird hexagon pattern on Saturn that's as big as the Earth has changed color—and nobody knows why

In a list of wonders in our solar system, Saturn’s hexagon ranks high. Discovered by the Voyager mission in the 1980s, it’s a cloud pattern that swirls around the north pole of the ringed planet.  317 more words

NASA Space Place Game

What better way to learn about the solar system than using NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. On Space Place, their website geared towards schools, students have the opportunity to learn about the solar system and different missions NASA is currently enacting using the… 42 more words

Earth Science

The Solar Tour - The Sun

Imagine something so massive that it would take over 188 days to fly around it in a Boeing 747. Imagine something so hot that it can melt diamonds and still have 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit (2,000 degrees celsius/centigrade) left. 1,034 more words



After months of cloud followed by 3-months of lost imaging time due to a mysterious camera / mount control problem, I was on the verge of throwing in the towel by August.  394 more words

Deep Sky Objects

So the next articles will be a series I call “The Solar Tour.” It’s basically a look at every major body or groups of bodies that make up our solar system, from the sun, to the Oort Cloud. 36 more words