The topic for this week was ‘The Characteristics of the Solar System’. The main items covered were the formation of the solar system, the planets and other celestial bodies such as comets and asteroids. 818 more words
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Mars is now shining brightly in the evening sky, as close and as bright as it has been since 2005.
Look southeast to south after dark and you’ll see a brilliant reddish “star.” That’s Mars, now at opposition, and retrograding slowly westward each night through Scorpius into Libra. 311 more words
If you ever happen to embark on a cosmic journey to the outer reaches of the universe, you may want to take along a copy of this map, which was created by musician and artist Pablo Carlos Budassi and encapsulates the entire cosmos in a single, mind-blowing image. 362 more words