Craters The planet’s surface, viewed for the first time via Mariner’s cameras, is covered by craters. The battering occurred during the early period of the solar system when clumps of material were ramming into each other to form the planets. Atmosphere Mercury doesn’t have what we think of as an atmosphere—that is, a gaseous envelope that produces clouds and weather or protects the surface of the planet from some of the harmful solar radiation. The weak magnetic field on Mercury captures only the barest perceptible trace of charged particles from the Sun. Venus Shrouded in the cloak of mystery, Venus, our nearest planetary neighbor, takes the name of the Roman goddess of love.
Technolo... ... middle of paper ... ...ng and all the other planets and the sun revolved around it. Look how crazy it is to think that now. It isn’t crazy because it is fact that earth isn’t the center. Technology and knowledge has brought us across great voids that we thought weren’t possible to attempt. We flew to the moon in 1969, but now we have the power to fly to Mars.
Astronomers also considered the idea that it might be a failed start formed during binary star formation however the mass ratio of the planet and it’s star is too different for that to be likely either. Therefore, scientists cannot explain how such a massive planet could be formed so far out. Many astronomers are excited about this new discovery because it shows the diversity planet formation, giving them new ideas to contemplate and shows us that there is still much we don’t know about the universe. Background Information The most commonly accepted theory of planet formation is the solar nebula theory. In this theory, planets form by slowly by collecting materials leftover from its star’s formation.
It showed that there were things in the heavens that Aristotle knew nothing about. The was not unique anymore because it wasn’t the only planet to have objects orbit it. And last but not least, Galileo saw that the Earth shines on the moon. It showed the Earth to be a little less celestial. The Earth can shine on another object like any regular object.
All but two planets, Mercury and Venus, have moons in orbit around them. The Moon The explorers found a dead world. There is no air and no water. Without an atmosphere, the sky is black at midday and the temperatures swing by hundreds of degrees from day to night. No rivers or oceans have eroded the surface; no volcanoes are rebuilding the boring landscape.
“Jupiter is like a giant protective mother of Earth.” (Jeannie K. Fulbright 104) Jupiter is called th... ... middle of paper ... ...gravity of Jupiter and the small size of Earth to the gigantic size of Jupiter. With the raging storms of earth that are compared to Jupiter’s as a child’s breath and the many moons of Jupiter that are so different to each other and earths. Jupiter and Earth are not similar in any way shape of form, except for a few tiny similarities. Works Cited [Fulbright], [Jeannie]. [Exploring Creation With Astronomy].
Many people who live on Earth are close minded to what is really out there in the universe. They cannot even begin to fathom the vastness of it and how Earth is just a tiny little speck compared to everything else out there. From the planets to the stars and out towards the edge of the unknown, we can only see what science provides us with. From this, we know that we are nothing but a tiny planet located in a solar system of millions in a galaxy of many more in the universe. A galaxy, also called a nebula, consists of billions of stars, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter which are all bound to form a massive cloud in which we live in.
It is entirely possible that somewhere out there, a near-parallel Earth could exist where a practically identically version of you is reading this exact article on a piece of paper with a candle light. Our Universe Explained Our Universe is unbelievably massive. It would take over a million years to reach the sun, and even longer to cross our Milky Way galaxy. The exact size of our Universe is unknown, simply due to the fact that we are unable to see the edge, assuming that an edge even exists. Due to that, and the fact that our Universe is still continuously expanding, scientists can only take an educated guess at how large it truly is.
One problem trying to find a planet with life is that if a planet was the same as Earth, it would be almost impossible to find it because it would be super small. Scientists keep on trying and they know that sooner or later, scientists will discover a habitable planet. Exoplanets, also known as extrasolars, are very unique and they keep us curious. Scientists and astronomers know very little about exoplanets and there is a lot to be discovered. An example of this is if there are any other planets that support life or if earth is unique and the only planet that can be habitable.
Being the farthest planet has made it difficult to study Pluto, Adding to the obscurity of this strange planet is that the capability to send spacecraft such distances has never been achieved. Through the wonders of science and astronomy, there are many things that can be determined, concluded, and hypothesized about this obscure planet. Pluto’s discovery was actually a fortunate accident. Clyde Tombaugh was searching for a ninth planet to explain inconsistencies in the orbits of Neptune and Uranus. Once further research was done regarding Pluto it was determined that the size of Pluto was too small to account for the irregularities of the orbits.