Guide to Space

  • Guide to Space
    Nenula

    Where do planets come from?

    Even today, with huge advances in astrophysics, many theories about the formation of the solar system are not satisfying to us. Disagreements in details among scientists are still very common. It is probably because the theory that everyone would accept is not on the horizon. Indeed, where do planets come from? We have two general answers as very popular opinions about this…

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    Whats the color of Mars sky

    What color is the sky on Mars?

    The sky here on Earth is blue because of an effect called Rayleigh scattering. On the contrary, the atmosphere of Mars contains iron oxides that absorb the blue color, giving Mars a butterscotch sky and there will be a bluish glow as well in the areas surrounding the rising and setting sun. Again, pictures taken from the rovers may sometimes…

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    Which planets have rings?

    When Planetary rings step into a discussion, we usually think of Saturn and its fabulous system of rings. However, there are plenty of other planets surrounded by an orbiting disk in our Solar System. With the help of scientific studies elaborated by several space agencies, we were able to conclude what planets have rings and how many of them. Saturn’s rings…

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    Mars

    How many moons does Mars have?

    Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun. It appears to be red and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Red Planet’. Mars is also the second smallest planet in the solar system. Mars is approximately half the size of planet Earth. So how many moons does Mars have? This planet has two moons, and they have names; Deimos and…

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    Observation

    What is astronomy?

    Astronomy is the science that studies stars, planets, moons and space in general. It studies and observes not only space and all the objects contained within it but also celestial phenomenons such as the creation of supernovas, black holes, shooting stars or asteroids getting too close to planets. Astronomy is very closely related to astrophysics too, which as it name…

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