Exploring the Heavens – Week 3

The topic for this week was 'The Characteristics of the Solar System'. The main items covered were the formation of the solar system, the planets and other celestial bodies such as comets and asteroids. Due to being ill this week I attended the Thursday class instead of my usual Tuesday class, but the format was … Continue reading Exploring the Heavens – Week 3

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5 Earth facts to celebrate Earth Day 2016

5. Earth is a terrestrial planet meaning it has these characteristics compared with Jovian planets: Smaller size and mass Higher density of rock and metal Solid surface Closer to the Sun Warmer surface Few moons No rings 4. Earth's continents used to be one giant super-continent called Pangaea that existed around 200-300 million years ago. … Continue reading 5 Earth facts to celebrate Earth Day 2016