How is the asteroid belt formed?

As we know bits and pieces of rock left over from the dawn of the solar system with most of these objects orbiting between Mars and Jupiter, this is known as the asteroid belt. Early in the formation of the solar system dust and rock circling the sun were pulled together by gravity to create … Read more

The Search for Exoplanets

The study of exoplanets is a relatively new field of research in astronomical studies. Only until 1995 was the first real exoplanet that orbits around an actual star discovered. Technology has been rapidly growing ever since and so has the number of exoplanets being discovered. This essay is in the format of a scientific report … Read more

Essay about Venus

Atmosphere Venus’ atmosphere consists mainly of carbon dioxide, with clouds of sulfuric acid droplets. The thick atmosphere traps the sun’s heat, resulting in surface temperatures higher than 880 degrees F% (470 degrees C%). The atmosphere has many layers with different temperatures. At the level where the clouds are, about 30 miles up from the surface, … Read more

Essay about Venus

Atmosphere Venus’ atmosphere consists mainly of carbon dioxide, with clouds of sulfuric acid droplets. The thick atmosphere traps the sun’s heat, resulting in surface temperatures higher than 880 degrees F% (470 degrees C%). The atmosphere has many layers with different temperatures. At the level where the clouds are, about 30 miles up from the surface, … Read more

“The Red Planet” Mars

Mars, or “The Red Planet”, as it is sometimes referred to due to the red brown color of its surface is the fourth planet from the Sun and is the planet that most relates to Earth out of all those in our solar system. It is 227,940,000 km away from the Sun and the last … Read more

The history of Pluto, a dwarf planet

Few years back, our solar system had nine planets-Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto. But today it consists of only eight planets. These may be classified into two groups- the first four rocky inner planets and the next four gas giants, the two groups being separated by the Asteroid belt. Pluto, the … Read more