If Jupiter Did Not Exist, We Would Be Gone (Video)

If Jupiter Did Not Exist, We Would Be Gone (Video)

Our Solar System is weird. And not only because of the existence of this blue planet full of living things, but also because of the lack of gas giants like Jupiter at close distances to the Sun. Over the last few decades, scientists have discovered and confirmed more than 1,000 exoplanets, planets, orbiting other stars. But these star systems are quite different from the solar system – their large planets orbit their stars as close as Mercury orbits the Sun. Such exoplanets, called “hot Jupiters,” are quite common in other star systems, but strangely, they have disappeared from our. But...
Animation Shows How Fast the Planets Rotate, Combining Them Into One Giant Globe

Animation Shows How Fast the Planets Rotate, Combining Them Into One Giant Globe

Each Planet from the Solar System rotates at a specific speed and this animation shows how different these rotations are. It is the work of Dr. James O’Donoghue, a planetary scientist at the Japan Space Agency who once worked for NASA. The video shows how fast each planet rotates around its axis and compares the cosmic bodies with each other. For example, Jupiter rotates 2.4 times faster than Earth. So let’s have a look!  
The Solar System

The Solar System

We are convinced that you know a lot about the planets of the Solar System and we can hardly tell you something you have not heard before, but still, in order to be a real website, and for our heading to be complete, we need to pay attention to this topic. And secretly we hope you will still learn something new from us. So let’s start … The Solar System is a group of astronomical objects including the Sun and all the objects of orbit around it – asteroids, comets, planets, dwarf planets, satellites, interplanetary dust and gas. All of...