Category: PLANETS

Ploonets are a new class of theorized objects when a moon leaves its host planet to become a planet itself! You can read more about them here:
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/07/ploonets-when-a-planets-moon-goes-rogue

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Hubble Reveals Dynamic Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!!

While we’ve never seen one, theoretically moons orbiting moons is possible under the right circumstances. But what would we call them?? And why is it so difficult to come up with names in astronomy anyway?

While we’ve never seen one, theoretically moons orbiting moons is possible under the right circumstances. But what would we call them?? And why is it so difficult to come up with names in astronomy anyway?

Will we one day explore the worlds of our solar system? How long will this take?

We have a diversity of worlds in our solar system. Majestic places…

Imagine being able to visit Mars and its hostile climate. Imagine being able to visit the moons of Jupiter, observe Io: the volcanic moon, Europa, the frozen moon and Ganymede a moon larger than Mercury itself and that has its own magnetic field. Imagine visiting the moons of Saturn and maybe passing close to your rings… Imagine orbiting or floating through Titan’s atmosphere and closely watching its lakes and seas of methane and liquid ethane. Imagine getting to know the geysers of Enceladus, the valleys of Tethys, and the craters of Mimas… Imagine being able to see the moons of Uranus and have a view of Verona Rupes, the largest cliff of the solar system, located in Miranda. Imagine being able to be in Triton and to be able to observe the cold and azualdo Neptune in the sky…

Ceres has mud volcanoes. MUD VOLCANOES!

And you can read more about them here:
https://astronomy.com/news/2018/09/volcanoes-of-mud-erupt-from-dwarf-planet-ceres