Solar System Exploration – Earth

Our exploration of the Solar system moves away from the fiery inner solar system to find a blue planet in the more temperate climes of space – we find our own planet Earth. Earth was not named after Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses like other planets and moons in the solar system. Instead theContinue reading “Solar System Exploration – Earth”

Solar System Exploration – Venus

Moving in the right direction this time, away from the Sun our next major object in the solar system is Venus. Venus is one of the four rocky planets in the solar system, it is the second planet away from the Sun and is the closest planet in size to the Earth. Venus has orbitsContinue reading “Solar System Exploration – Venus”

Solar System Exploration – Mercury

  Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, it’s surface is very similar to the moon, rocky and cratered but with the difference that it’s surface temperature ranges from 430°C to – 180°C. Mercury orbits the sun every 88 days and completes two rotations for every three orbits around the sun – making aContinue reading “Solar System Exploration – Mercury”

Solar System Exploration – The Sun

This is the first of a feature I ran a couple of years back. I’m going to be using the news and pictures I’ve been collecting to create a series of posts exploring the solar system a piece at a time. I’m going to start at the beginning, move out and then go all randomContinue reading “Solar System Exploration – The Sun”