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FAR OUT FACT #07
2009-07-21 18:29
Largest Mountain: The largest mountain (and Volcano) in the Solar system is Mount Olympus found on planet Mars by the Mariner 9 spacecraft. It has a height of 27 km tall and is 3 times the h… Read More
2009-06-22 19:51
The Kuiper Belt is a region located around the planets of our Solar System whereby icy comet-like objects and bodies are found. The largest object found in the Kuiper Belt so far is the dwar… Read More
FAR OUT FACT #05
2009-06-20 21:23
Footsteps On Mars: In the year 2011 NASA will be setting up the Mars Science Laboratory to prepare Mars exploration with the intention of eventually sending a manned space craft to Mars and… Read More
2009-06-20 21:21
Europa is one of 63 Jupiter moons located approximately 550 million Km’s from Earth. It is a ball of rock layered with water-ice and was discovered by Galileo in 1610. It is slightly s… Read More
2009-06-18 14:02
Planetary Rotation: Every planet in the Solar system rotates anti-clockwise except for Venus, which rotates clockwise. It takes the Earth 24 hours to rotate on its axis but it takes Venus 24… Read More
2009-06-17 21:18
Some of the most beautiful visions in the night’s sky are stars and star forming nebulae. The formation of stars (suns) can be seen throughout our Galaxy, the Milky Way, and it is at t… Read More
FAR OUT FACT #03
2009-06-17 19:38
Image via WikipediaEarth-like Atmosphere on Mars: The Phoenix robotic space explorer detected snow falling from the clouds on the planet Mars. The explorer also took photographs of whirlwind… Read More
2009-06-17 19:37
In order to measure the orbits of the Solar System, the easiest way is to use Earth days and years as units. The distance of each planet from the Sun determines the time for a planet to full… Read More
2009-06-16 22:09
Uranus is the third largest planet in the Solar System and it lies twice as far away from the Sun as its neighbouring planet Saturn. It is grey-blue in colour and has very little surface fea… Read More
FAR OUT FACT #02
2009-06-16 21:47
Image via WikipediaTime Travel Theory: It takes 8 minutes for the Sun’s light to reach the Earth. So, if an explosion occured on the Sun we would see it 8 minutes after it happened. If… Read More

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