What If the Sun Was Twice Smaller

Hello, earthlings! I’m Alan, and I live in the same Solar System as you do. But the chances we’ll ever meet are almost non-existent since your and my Solar Systems exist in parallel worlds! And in my world, people do NOT live on Earth because our Sun is twice smaller than yours! What’s the connection? […]

What If Just One Planet Disappeared from the Solar System

Whazzup? My name’s Zid, and I’m from a planet in a place you call the Andromeda Galaxy. I’m in high school, and I have this assignment to find out what will happen to your solar system’s “perfect harmony” if it loses a planet! So, I poof one of yours away with this ray blaster and […]

An Interstellar Mission Found Something Unexpected at Our Solar System’s Edge

Every 176 years, the four planets in our outer solar system present us with a rare opportunity. They’ll align in such a unique way, that it’s possible to use their gravitational forces to slingshot from one planet to the next. A PhD student figured this out back in 1965 during his summer job at the […]

Unbelievably Strange Planets in Space

Most of these eerie things are absolutely impossible on our planet, even in the wildest imagination. But as practice shows, what is impossible with us, is still possible on other planets. Let’s look at ordinary rain as an example. Rain is usually cold and gloomy. And very very wet. And in general, the earths rain, […]

The helical model – our solar system is a vortex

El viejo modelo heliocéntrico de nuestro sistema solar… …de planetas rotando alrededor del sol… …no solo es aburrido, sino además incorrecto. Nuestro Sistema Solar se mueve a través del espacio a 70.000Km/hr Ahora imagina esto en su lugar: El Sol es como un cometa, arrastrando a los planetas en su estela Puedes ver el “vórtice”? […]

The Solar System — our home in space

The Solar system. Our home in space. We live in a peaceful part of the Milky Way. Our home is the Solar system, a 4.5-billion-year-old formation that races around the galactic centre at 200,000 km/h and circles it once every 250 million years. Our star, the Sun, is at the centre of the Solar system. […]

Saturn’s Mysterious Moons (V1)

Some 900 million miles from the Sun… in the outer regions of our Solar System… orbiting the planet Saturn…. …lies a mysterious world. Enceladus is enveloped in ice. Because nearly all of the sunlight that manages to hit its surface is reflected back into space, it’s one of the brightest objects in the solar system. […]