Did you know that Uranus experiences a long 21 Earth year night during the Winter? It is true according to NASA, as it provides us with many interesting facts (via the kid section) about the planet discovered in modern times. According to NASA, the planet is so far out it was discovered with a telescope 1781 … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: 8/14/15–Uranus; 21 years of night during the Winter
Fun Fact Friday: Kepler-452b is Earth’s Cousin, but Older?
Did you know NASA announced on Thursday July 23, 2015 that there is a planet called Kepler-452b that seems to be similar to that of Earth, but older? It is true, according to NASA. They continue on to say that this planet orbits a Sun within the same distance as we orbit our Sun. They believe that … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: Kepler-452b is Earth’s Cousin, but Older?
Fun Fact Friday: 3/6/15- Ceres: a Dwarf Planet
Did you know there is a dwarf planet called Ceres that was discovered in 1801 and, after 7 years, NASA has finally made the arrival, via a probe, and it is orbiting around this planet? I was listening to NPR News, in the car, and heard about this mission, this morning. I couldn't believe that this … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: 3/6/15- Ceres: a Dwarf Planet
Fun Fact Friday: 2/27/15 -Comets
Did you know it takes a comet about 800 years to completely circulate around the sun? Apparently, we just recently saw a comet survive its journey around the sun's atmosphere without evaporating, unlike most Kreutz comets. What does that mean? It has been stated it is a different comet not like the Kreutz comets we have … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: 2/27/15 -Comets
Fun Fact Friday: 1/30/15
Did you know that NASA is looking into building floating cities in Venus? Since Venus is inhabitable, the best way to visit the planet would be to live above the dangerous clouds of sulphuric acid. How can astronauts study Venus? Well, by creating floating cities. I, honestly, saw this on the news a few weeks ago … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: 1/30/15