We all know that earth and other planets revolve around the sun. But why we believe so? Someone had proved it long back. It was difficult to believe at that time, but was later accepted. Continue reading 19 Feb : The chemistry of Sun and Planets was first known to him
– Hailey’s comet was last seen today in 1986. – This was the 30th time that this comet could be seen in our solar system. – The 31st time we can see it in 2061. – It is the only … Continue reading 9 Feb : You can see Hailey’s Comet once in your lifetime
There were 9 planets when I was in school. Today my son is studying that there are 8 planets in our solar system. It is really fascinating to travel the space and learn about the sun and planets. Today is dedicated to Neptune. Continue reading 28 Dec : The untold story of Neptune
World outside the world is super exciting. This is proved every time NASA has a mission. This time it’s Jupiter’s turn and that too for the first time.
Continue reading 7 Dec : Galileo changed the way we look at our solar system
All planets revolve around the sun. This theory is ages old but do you know when first time Italian Astronomer Galileo Galilei proposed this theory, he was punished for the same today in 1663. Galileo used his newly invented telescope to discover four of the moons circling Jupiter, to study Saturn, to observe the phases of Venus, and to study sunspots on the Sun. Galileo’s observations strengthened his belief in Copernicus’ theory that Earth and all other planets revolve around the Sun. He was sentenced to formal imprisonment which was later commuted to house arrest. He remained there for the rest of … Continue reading 22 June : Truth is actually bitter in case of Galileo Galilei
Before we discuss this object, let’s see some pics. These pictures have been clicked by Pioneer 10. Why is it so important ? Because it is credited with being the first object that could achieve the escape velocity from the solar system. Pioneer 10 is an American space probe, launched in 1972. It weighed 258 kilograms. Between July 15, 1972, and February 15, 1973, it became the first spacecraft to traverse the asteroid belt. It completed the first mission to the Planet Jupiter. Pioneer 10 crossed the orbit of Saturn in 1976. It crossed the … Continue reading 13 June : First object to leave the solar system