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the kuiper belt

Exploring the Mysteries of the Kuiper Belt

Oct 26, 2022 - Emily Newton

The Kuiper Belt could reveal the story of our solar system’s formation billions of years ago. Here’s what awaits at the edge of deep space.

terrestrial planets

The Complete Guide to the Terrestrial Planets

Sep 21, 2022 - Emily Newton

From scorching Venus to the deserts of Mars, this is your guide to our solar system’s terrestrial planets.

saturn's moons

Saturn’s Moons: An Oasis in the Outer Solar System

Aug 3, 2022 - Emily Newton

From lakes of liquid methane to alien ocean life, Saturn is an oasis in the outer reaches of our solar system, with incredible discoveries waiting to be found! 

jupiter's moons

Jupiter’s Moons: The Most Exciting Corner of the Solar System

May 18, 2022 - Emily Newton

Jupiter’s moons are among the largest and most unique moons in the solar system — and they might even harbor alien life!

close up of the red planet

Interesting Facts About Mars You Need to Know

Jun 30, 2020 - Emily Newton

It’s the final inner planet and named after the Roman god of war. Here are some interesting facts about Mars. What fact surprised you?

interesting picture of planet Earth

Interesting Facts About Earth You Need to Know

Jun 2, 2020 - Emily Newton

We continue our journey across the solar system to discuss some interesting facts about Earth. What makes our own planet so interesting? Learn more now!

picture of planet venus created using radar data from Magellan

Interesting Facts About Venus You Need to Know

May 5, 2020 - Emily Newton

Our tour of the solar system continues with Venus. Here are some facts about Venus every budding astronomy enthusiast should know.

close up of planet mercury

Interesting Facts About Mercury You Need to Know

Apr 28, 2020 - Emily Newton

What do you know about the planets in our solar system? Keep reading to learn interesting facts about Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.

What Made the Spitzer Space Telescope Unique?

Feb 13, 2020 - Emily Newton

Telescopes help researchers learn about the universe. Spitzer Space Telescope could see infrared radiation. What legacy did Spitzer leave? Learn more now!

What Will It Take to Get Back to the Moon?

Aug 13, 2019 - Emily Newton

The goal of this new space race is to get us back to the moon by 2024 and establish a permanent presence there by 2028. What’ll it take to reach that goal?

Everything You Need to Know About the Asteroid Belt

Jun 27, 2019 - Emily Newton

Beyond Mars, but before you reach Jupiter, is a belt made up of asteroids.What do we know about this asteroid belt? Learn more now!

What’s the Difference Between Asteroids, Meteors and Comets?

Jun 28, 2018 - Emily Newton

Can you tell the difference between asteroids, meteors and comets? Keep reading to learn what makes these objects unique.

See For Yourself

NASA's Perseverance Rover successfully touched down on the red planet on February 18, 2021. The rover's main goal is to search for signs of alien life. Perseverance will also collect rock samples and regolith for a possible return to earth. Thumbnail Credit: NASA

The term 5G has been a buzzword on the internet for some time now, but what exactly is this technology and how is it different from our current 4G networks? Watch this video Tech Vision to learn about this technology or read our article about 5G technology before it becomes mainstream. Thumbnail Designed by Freepik