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Saturn Facts - Interesting Facts about Planet Saturn

Saturn Facts - Interesting Facts about Planet Saturn

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the most distant that can be seen with the naked eye. Saturn is the second largest planet and is best known for its fabulous ring system that was first observed in 1610 by the astronomer Galileo Galilei. Like Jupiter, Saturn is a gas giant and is composed of similar gasses including hydrogen, helium and methane.

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Sun - Interesting Facts about the Sun - Space Facts

Sun - Interesting Facts about the Sun - Space Facts

The Sun (or Sol), is the star at the centre of our solar system and is responsible for the Earth’s climate and weather. The Sun is an almost perfect sphere with a difference of just 10km in diameter between the poles and the equator. The average radius of the Sun is 695,508 km. he Sun is all the colours mixed together, this appears white to our eyes. The Sun is 4.6 billion years old. The Sun is 109 times wider than the Earth and 330,000 times as massive.

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How does the universe work? | Science Mission Directorate

How does the universe work? | Science Mission Directorate

The Moon (or Luna) is the Earth’s only natural satellite and was formed 4.6 billion years ago around some 30–50 million years after the formation of the solar system. The Moon is in synchronous rotation with Earth meaning the same side is always facing the Earth. The first unmanned mission to the Moon was in 1959 by the Soviet Lunar Program with the first manned landing being Apollo 11 in 1969. The dark side of the moon is a myth. In reality both sides of the Moon see the same amount of sunlight however only one face of the Moon is ever seen from Earth. This is because the Moon rotates around on its own axis in exactly the same time it takes to orbit the Earth, meaning the same side is always facing the Earth.

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Space News 2017 - Latest Space and Astronomy News

Space News 2017 - Latest Space and Astronomy News

The Universe is about 13.86 billion years old and we would not be here if it wasn't for The Big Bang Theory. The Big Bang Theory is about how the universe was created and how all of our planets in our solar system was made. The stars we see in the night sky are very far away from us, so farther the star light we see has taken a long time to travel across space to reach our eyes. This means whenever we look out into the night and gaze at stars we are actually experiencing how they looked in the past. For example, the bright star Vega is relatively close to us at 25 light-years away, so the light we see left the star 25 years ago.

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