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Space Facts Mercury

April 23, 2014 | 2

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and due to its proximity it is not easily seen except during twilight. For every two orbits of the Sun, Mercury completes three rotations about its axis and up until 1965 it was thought that the same side of Mercury constantly faced the Sun. Read More

KIC 11442793: Astronomers May Have Identified The Richest Planetary Systems Ever

March 4, 2014 |

Astronomers have identified one of the “richest” planetary systems discovered so far, which includes seven planets, informs bbc.co.uk. The discovery of the seventh planet around the dwarf star KIC 11442793 could be considered a record, said two different teams of researchers. Read More

The Smallest Solar System Found So Far

February 19, 2014 |

Recently, NASA’ Kepler Telescope discovered the smallest three planets found so far in another solar system. Even more interesting is that all three planets — one of them is the size of Mars — are solid planets, like Earth. Read More

Jupiter “Devoured” A Planet 10 Times Earth masses

February 18, 2014 | 5

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and that’s because billions of years in the past it has swallowed up a planet 10 times Earth masses, said researchers from the University of Peking. Read More

How Many Similarities Between Titan And Earth Are There?

February 3, 2014 | 1

Scientists claim that under the thick layers of clouds that covers Titan, ice surface of Titan is crossed by a complex networks of rivers. Read More

Hubble Discovered A Small Moon

February 1, 2014 | 4

A new small moon was discovered encircling around Neptune, making it the 14th known Moon to this day that orbits around this distant planet in our Solar System. Read More

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