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Know More About The Planet Venus

Venus is referred as the twin planet of the earth because they have the same mass, density, and gravitational force. This is the 3rd smallest planet in the universe, next to Mercury, and Mars. This planet is our nearest neighbor. But despite from the similarities between Earth and Venus, the planets’ atmosphere, temperature and magnetic fields are far different from each other.

This planet’s diameter is almost the same with our planet. Its width measurement is 12,100 km. The surface area of this planet is 46×108 km2. The Venusians has a volume of 9.38×1011 km3. This volume is almost 85% of our planet. The mass of this planet is 4.87×1024 kg, which is more than 80% of our planet. According to this statistics, how scientist cannot call this planet and Earth as sister planet.

But like what I said, aside from their similarities (Earth and Venus), other characteristics are different. This planet’s temperature is almost immeasurable. This planet is the second planet to the sun. So it is not a surprise that this planet can reach 462 degrees Celsius in temperature. The hottest desert in our planet reaches 52 degrees celsius, which means Venus is 410 degrees Celsius higher than that hottest dessert on earth. This temperature is enough to melt lead. This planet’s temperature is even hotter than Mercury even if this planet is closer to the sun. The heat that it receives from the sun is trapped inside its atmosphere, because of its surface pressure making it the hottest planet in the universe.

This planet is one of the terrestrial planets, which means it has rocky surface. The gravitational force of this planet is 91% the same of the earth. Its density is 5,240 kg/m3 and is less dense of the earth. This planer is one of the densest planets in our solar system together with the earth and mercury.

This planet is covered by rocks and rolling uplands. There are alsot a thousand volcanoes in this planet with 20 kilometers in diameter. These volcanoes’ surfaces are also covered by lavas. All of the volcanoes in this planet are huge and even have large craters. No small object can penetrate this planet because of its thick cloud. No living objects can stand here because of its temperature. The planet’s surface is all covered by volcanic craters and continues to scattered as the years goes by. This planet has no ocean that can divide its land; it is actually the volcanoes that divide the surface of the planet.

Not until today that there were solid evidences of the structure and other information about this planet. Because of its temperature, spacecraft before were impossible to land in its surface. Mass, density, and size were all based only when it compares to our planet. But exact measurement was impossible to determine. But as the years and technology continue to evolve, scientist finds its way to gather data from this planet.

The first spacecraft to reach this planet is the Verra 3 from USSR. In November 16, 1965, this first man made spacecraft was launched and reached the planet Venus on March 1, 1966.

Do You Want To Know More About The Planet Neptune?

This article focuses on the brief overview of what the planet Neptune is, including its position in the solar system, who discovered it, and more of its history. If you are interested in knowing some of the interesting facts about it, then you are in the right page.

Position Of The Planet Neptune In The Solar System

The planet Neptune is actually the eight planet from the sun. It is considered as one of the 3 biggest and giant gas planets in the solar system. The planet Neptune was first predicted thru a mathematical calculation, before it was confirmed thru a telescope. It is a cold and dark planet, and has super strong winds. This is the farthest planet from the sun. Its orbital rotation takes an approximate 165 earth years.

Who Discovered The Planet Neptune?

Urbain Joseph Le Verrier first saw this icy giant planet, and he really exerted a lot of effort to prove that Neptune does exist.

It was a prediction at first, but after that prediction from Le Verrier, he believed that the planet was more of a prediction – it has more story to tell that is worth citing in Astronomy books. He was ignored by the French astronomer, but that did not stopped him from proving the world, that the planet does exist. What he did, was he sent all of his collected details about the planet to Johann Gottfried Galle – another well-known astronomer of their time.

The details provided by Le Verrier was studied carefully, and in 1846, Neptune was first seen by the human eyes.
Few more discoveries were made, and that includes the moon of Neptune, which is actually one of the largest in the solar system.

The Winds Of Neptune

Despite the distance and low energy that it can get from the sun, the planet still has strong winds, and the winds of Neptune is said to be stronger than of Jupiter’s, and nine times stronger than the winds of the earth. Its wind can sustain 1,500 miles per hour. The name of this planet comes from the name of the roman god of the sea.

Other Facts About Neptune

Neptune has a bluish color because of its gas called methane. It has 13 moons. Six of it is discovered by the voyager 2. The largest satellite is named Triton. It also has six rings made of dust but these rings are young and easy to disappear. Its orbital characteristic is very strange because it is the only planet that rotates offset from the sun. It completed its first rotation in 2011 and back to its original location where Le Verrier fist spotted this planet.

This planet was believed to be formed by the solid core and then covered by gases like helium and hydrogen with methane that makes this planet bluish in color.

This planet has one dark spot called The Great Dark Spot resulted by the supersonic whirlwind, which happened in the surface of the planet resulting to this damage. In 1994, this spot disappeared, but later, it somehow appeared again.

Interesting Facts About The Planet Uranus

Uranus is the seventh planet in our solar system. This is ranked as the 3rd largest planet as well. It was William Herschel, who discovered this planet, during the year 1781. The planet Uranus was named after the Greek God ‘Ouranus’. This is the only planet named after a Greek mythology God. Other planets are named after Roman mythology Gods and Goddesses.

The planet Uranus has so many interesting facts, and this is what we are going to talk about in this article.

The Rings Of The Planet Uranus

This planet has 13 rings, and unlike the ring of other planet, the ring of this was symbolizes by just Greek symbols. Some of this are ε ring (epsilon), δ ring (delta), γ ring (gamma), η ring (eta), and α and β rings (alpha and beta). Each ring has its own characteristics.

The Satellites Of Uranus

Uranus has 27 satellites. Each moon was named after William Shakespeare’s character in his novel and in Alexander Pope’s character in his books. The five main satellite of Uranus are TITANIA, OBERON, UMBRIEL, ARIEL and MIRANDA. Each one has its unique characteristics.

Other Names For The Minor Satellites:

  • Cordelia
  • Ophelia
  • Bianca
  • Cressida
  • Desdemona
  • Juliet
  • Portia
  • Rosalind
  • Mab
  • Belinda
  • Perlita
  • Puck
  • Cupid
  • Francisco
  • Caliban
  • Stephano
  • Trinculo
  • Sycorax
  • Margaret
  • Proepero
  • Setebos
  • Ferdinand

How Uranus Rotate Around The Sun

Another interesting fact about this planet is the way it rotates or how long it can rotate around the sun. One (1) Uranus year is equivalent to 84 Earth years.
When Herschel discovered this planet through a telescope, he cannot determine if it is a planet, a star or a comet. In fact, Herschel first referred Uranus a comet in his study and not a planet. After few more years of studying Uranus, he realized that Uranus was not a comet, but a full planet, just like earth, and a part of the solar system. He edited his conclusion about the planet Uranus, and amended his scripts about it.

How Far Is The Planet Uranus From The Sun?

This planet is 3 billion km from the sun. Even if it is not the farthest planet from the blazing heat of the sun, the planet Uranus is still the coldest planet in our solar system. The core of this planet is less than the size of the earth. It does not have enough thermal heat, which actually causes the planet to be cold. The axial tilt of this planet causes the North Pole to face the sun that gives one side of the planet 42 years of sunlight and 42 years of darkness on the other side. This is one of the coolest interesting facts about the planet Uranus.

There are actually more to say about the planet Uranus. In fact, up to this day, many studies are still being conducted by scientists and astronomers, in order for us to learn more about this planet.

If You Are Married But Lonely, Read Astronomy Books To Ease The Boredom At Home

Many people think that being married will ensure that you will have company all the time. This is not true! In fact, many are married but lonely because they end up staying at home alone, while the spouse is out working.

There are many ways for married men or even women to pacify this loneliness, and being unhappily married does not mean that you should end the relationship at once. If you are married but lonely, and you know that the cause is just that you are bored at home, there are solutions to this problem.

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One is to check out online dating for married people. Checking out online dating sites is not like you are cheating on your spouse. This is because you are not engaging with the person physically anyway. You are just looking for some company who will be able to keep you away from boredom. But if you feel that you are cheating your spouse because you are ‘technically’ engaging with someone or flirting with someone over the internet to pacify your boredom, you can still check out on other ways like reading a good and interesting book.

Astrology is one of the most interesting books you can consider if you feel that you are married but lonely and looking for ways to pacify your boredom. Astrology will talk about so many things from the different planets in our solar system, the sun, the universe, and everything else that we do not have here on earth.

I guarantee you that you will enjoy reading astronomy books and you will never feel lonely in marriage anymore. So instead of looking at the clock, waiting for your spouse to come home, or worse – think that your spouse is cheating on you because he or she is always away from you, read interesting books like astrology books. Stay away from blogs or forums where there are a lot of stories about married cheaters because for all you know, your spouse is just out there working hard to give you and your family the best he or she can provide.

Remember, one of the most common mistakes of couples who end up breaking up is because of the lack of trust. This is because they continue doubting their partners and feed their minds with thoughts that will not help the relationship likewise. Always keep in mind that being married but lonely does not mean that you have to end the relationship and look for another partner in life who will satisfy you. Instead, make an effort first to pacify your loneliness first.

Astronomy books are just one of the many books that you can check if you want to ease your boredom at home, while waiting for your spouse. There are other books that you can check too, but I guarantee you that if you want to get something that will tickle your interest at once, start with this particular book.

If You Think You Know The Earth We Are Living In Already, You Are Wrong!

Living in this planet does not mean that you already know everything about it. There are still a lot of amazing facts that will make you realize how beautiful and unique our planet is. Read this article and discover more about the world we are living in.

Our Beautiful Earth!

Our Beautiful Earth!

  • The name ‘earth’ is the only name for a planet that did not come from the roman or Greek mythology. The name of our planet came from an old English dictionary. It has a Germanic origin “er”. Our planet’s name has many versions depending on the different languages. In Roman Mythology, earth is Tellus and Gala in Greek mythology. Nobody really knows who really gave the name Earth.
  • Our planet has a twin planet named Thela. Billion years ago, Thela and earth shared the same orbit, and ended when they collided. This collision is the cause of the formation of the planet’s satellite.
  • Earth itself is a living organism. When we hear the word living organism, the first thing that comes to our minds is that it has a tendency to grow. Quite frankly, it does! According to studies, earth is a self regulating organism. Science is still trying to prove this theory and they are near in finding out about it.
  • Our planet’s color is blue. Astronauts refer to earth as the Blue Planet. The reason for this is because the planet is composed of 80% of earth’s surface is covered with water.
  • Earth can create its own heat. Even without the help of the sun, this planet can still survive because it can produce its own heat that is coming from its core. This heat is enough to supply the needed heat of humans and other living things. Its inner core temperature can reach up to 7,000 degrees celsius.
  • The planets shape is not round. Its actual shape is oblate spheroid. This shape is flatten on the top and bulge in the middle.
  • In the future, there will be 25.5 hours in a day. As of this days, one day on earth consist of 24 hours but after millions of years from now, one day will be 1.5 hours longer. This is because of the slower rotation of our planet earth on its axis in the future.
  • The planet earth’s surface is in constant movement. Million years from now, the continent that we knew these days will change. There will be a big continent due to the movement of the planets tectonic plates. Aside from having earthquake, the movement of plates will result in building new mountains and valleys.
  • Planet earth’s period of revolution to the sun is not 365 days. It is actually 365.2564 days. This is why we have the s called leap year. They added one day to the month of February to complete that extra .2564 day.
  • The most important and unique characteristic of earth is that this is the only planet in the solar system that can sustain life.

Interesting Facts About The Planet Venus

The planet Venus’ name was actually derived from the name of a Roman Goddess. It is the brightest planet in the solar system. It is very easy to spot the planet Venus; in fact, you can see it without the use of a telescope. This is because Venus is very close to the planet earth. Since this planet is so bright, many are speculating if this planet also has rings like Jupiter. This is because the rings of Jupiter gives the planet massive brightness.

But upon studies after studies, our scientists concluded that the planet Venus does not have rings. Despite its brightness, it does not have rings like Jupiter. Venus does not have moons too. It did though, billion years ago, but the Venus moon disappeared, which they believe to have collided with a floating object.

Why Are There No Rings In The Venus Planet?

The rings of Saturn and Jupiter were formed out from the dust and particles that were rotating around its orbit. Like for example in Jupiter, water ice and dust particles that were circling on its orbit were attracted by this planet’s gravitational force. It was formed into a chunk of ice and formed together to become this planet’s ring. This is how the rings of Jupiter & Saturn was formed.

Venus on the other hand is a very hot planet. In fact, it is the hottest planet in the solar system. How can this planet possibly form a ring, if its temperature can actually reach the point of melting a hard substance like lead?

Another reason is that the particles and ice water would have blown away by the sun’s solar wind. So there really is no chance for a ring formation in Venus.

Lastly, the planet Venus does not have a satellite. If only this planet have moon, it could have ejected particles that can possibly form into a ring just like what happened to the planet Saturn. Because Saturn have numerous moon, generous amount of dust particles were ejected from these satellites that maintains the structure of the planet’s beautiful ring.

Why Does This Planet Have No Satellite, While Others Have Numerous?

Only the planet Venus and Mercury are the only planets in the universe that does not have satellites. Some planets achieved its moon because of its strong gravitational force. They are likely comets and asteroid that were attracted to its gravity and stayed in its orbit.

In the case of Venus, astronomers believed that a long time ago, it has its own satellite. However, as the years go by, and changes happened in our solar system, it might have crashed to the surface of the planet and deteriorated on its orbit. Another reason is that this satellite was blown away by the solar wind and flew far away from this planets orbit and attracted by others planet gravity. This is how our planet earth gets its satellite. They said that Earth’s moon was obtained because some satellite and its planet might have crashed and this moon was attracted by the gravity of the planet earth.

Do You Want To Know Some Fascinating Facts About Pluto? Read This!

Before, Pluto was part of the major planets in our solar system. Since its discovery in 1930, it is said to be the smallest and farthest planet from the sun. However, when the scientist discovered the planet ‘Etis’ that is said to be bigger than Pluto, it was then moved to a different group, where it all planets in that group are classified as a dwarf planet.

Pluto also has an atmosphere. Earlier, our scientists thought that Pluto did not have an atmosphere, but it does. It only disappears very quickly. Here’s what happens – Scientists concluded that it does not have an atmosphere because the nitrogen gas and methane gas this planet has; the methane gas dissolves and evaporates, and becomes a thin atmosphere. However, this atmosphere will soon disappear.

Since the planet Pluto became a new member of the dwarf planets, it now belongs to the group of planet in the Kuiper Belt.

Pluto has five known moons namely Charon, Nix, Hydra, Kerberos, and Styx.

Do you know where this planet got its name from? Well, this planet is the only planet in the solar system that is named after a child. Her name is Venetia Burney, a grade school student, who suggested the name Pluto to her grandfather. This name is the name of the God of the underworld.

Oh! Did you also know that Pluto and Neptune intersects when they are rotating around the sun? Yes, that is true! The planet Pluto’s orbit lies with the orbit of Neptune. This is what they make the planets intersect with each other when they are rotating around the sun.

The mass of this planet is only .024 percent of the mass of the Earth. So you should have a clearer vision of how small the planet Pluto is.

One more thing about the planet Pluto is that it does not have a ring. This is very unlikely, because all of the planets in the outer part of the solar system have their own rings. This is what intrigued many scientists. Because up until today, they are still conducting major researches, trying to find out if the Pluto really does not have a ring.

This planet has no spacecraft on its surface yet. But NASA’s spacecraft New Horizon is on its way to the planets territory. This spacecraft is hoping to approach the planet in 2015 and can come back on Earth after a 12-year journey.

This planet was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930. It is believed that the remains of Tombaugh will be sent with the spacecraft New Horizon as it makes it way to the planet Pluto.

This planet is the only planet that can’t be seen using an ordinary telescope. This planet is so far from the sun, which is why scientists finds it very hard to conclude more facts about it.

These are the different interesting facts that you will like about the planet Pluto.

The Planet Pluto

The Planet Pluto

Do You Want To Know Some Interesting Facts About Mars?

Did you know that Mars is also known as the “Red Planet” and the planet that is said to be a possible habitat of us humans? Well, that is what they said. Look below and learn more about the interesting facts about Mars.

  1. This planet is named after the Roman God of War. Because of its color, it was also called as the Red Planet.
  2. The earth month “March” is named after this planet.
  3. The truth is – no human can survive in the red planet because of its low pressure. The oxygen on your blood will form into bubbles causing an immediate death.
  4. When Mars is closer to the sun, the planet can produce a deadly king of storm that can cover the whole planet. Only the highest terrains of the planet can survive.
  5. Mars has the highest mountain and deepest valley in the solar system.
  6. This planet is the fourth planet from the sun and the second smallest.
  7. The environment of the planet is close to the planet earth, but still its environment is not suitable for humans, scientist said. It is like a big desert.
  8. Mars and earth have the same axial tilt. Its season is the same with the earth. Mars has winter, spring, summer, and fall.
  9. Earth has 24 hours in a day while this planet has 24 hours and 37 minutes. It has 687 days in a year while earth only has 365 days.
  10. The satellite of the planet was first predicted by a psychic named Jonathan Swift year before it was discovered in 1877.
  11. The planet has two satellites named Phobos and Deimos. Phobos is the smallest satellite in the universe.
  12. The two satellites were named after the God of War two companions Phobos (fear) and Deimos (panic).
  13. Phobos is so near to the surface of the planet in the distance of 3,000 miles. Million years from now, scientist believed that the planet and Phobos would crash and create small or faint rings around the planet. After a million years or so, the ting will fall back to the planet surface.
  14. The temperature on this planet can range from -81 degree celsius to -205 degree celsius.
  15. Scientist said that billions of years ago, the planet has water and flooded by rains and oceans.
  16. The planets northern and southern hemisphere was like two different planets. They possess different features and characteristic. In the southern region, the surface where cratered and have high terrains. While on the other part, there were fewer craters.
  17. Mars atmosphere is made up of carbon dioxide. This means that human cant breath in this kind of atmosphere.
  18. This planet possessed the highest mountain named, Olympus Mon (Mount Olympus). The height of this mountain is three time of the Mount Everest. This mountain was built because of lava flows. This is also the largest volcano in the solar system.
  19. Valles Marineris is the deepest valley in the solar system. It is 4,000 kilometers long and 7 kilometers deep.
  20. If the planet Venus symbolizes female, this planet symbolizes male.

There’s still more to know and like about Mars. This is all for now.