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The Solar System PlayDate

For many days I was searching for a book on the Solar System for my daughter. As I could not find a book appropriate to her age, I thought of making my own pop-up book on the Solar System for her. 300 more words


Referring back to my blog on June 6th, The Distance Between Us, here is a visual perspective I found all over the Internet in various stages. 794 more words

NASA Image of the Day - Hubble Uses Gravitational Lens to Capture Disk Galaxy

By combining the power of a “natural lens” in space with the capability of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers made a surprising discovery—the first example of a compact yet massive, fast-spinning, disk-shaped galaxy that stopped making stars only a few billion years after the big bang. 7 more words


NASA Image of the Day - The White Cliffs of 'Rover'

This image was acquired by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on April 18, 2017, at 14:04 local Mars time. 26 more words


Odd Names of Solar System Bodies

Odd Names of Solar System Bodies

We are pretty used to the names of the major objects in our Solar System. Most names are taken from Greek mythology, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Mercury, Mars, Uranus, Pluto, vnd Neptune. 826 more words

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NASA Image of the Day - Visualization of the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, the Earth will cross the shadow of the moon, creating a total solar eclipse. Eclipses happen about every six months, but this one is special. 26 more words