Posts tagged with astronomy

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

What if the Earth had rings like Saturn?

Imagine that the Earth had a belt of rock, ice and general space-debris encompassing it like the colossal gas giant, Saturn. What would it look like? How would it appear to us mere mortals down here on the surface? Having a Moon that waxes and wanes and occasionally makes for pretty moonlit nights is one thing […]

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The ‘Philae’ has landed!

Yesterday history was made when the ESA’s robotic lander, Philae, successfully landed on a comet after having travelled through space with the spacecraft, Rosetta, for over 10 years. This has never been done before and represents a major progression in our space-faring technologies. Philae‘s mission is to examine everything about the comet’s composition and physicality. […]

Monday, September 29th, 2014

If the Earth was a cherry tomato…

An interesting infographic taken from a childrens’ book  about space (linked) showing the relative sizes of the planets in the solar system in an easy-to-understand way. Source: Explore