Distances in Space

Space is big, really big, way bigger than any of us can really comprehend. On Earth, we use measurements such as metres and kilometres. These will be sufficient for some features on the planets and moon or moons like craters and mountains. Consider the distance from the Sun to Neptune which is about 4,498,396,441 km.Continue reading “Distances in Space”


Photosynthesis is the process used by plants to turn light energy from the Sun into chemical energy. Plants can then use this chemical energy to produce their own food and to grow. The plants absorb light, carbon dioxide (CO2), nutrients and water and turn these into oxygen and chemical energy. The chemical energy is normallyContinue reading “Photosynthesis”

Constellations Explained

Many of us have heard of constellations. Often, one may be familiar with a few of them. But what are they and where did they come from? In general, a constellation is a group of stars that are said to resemble a person, animal, mythological being or object. The thing to remember here is thatContinue reading “Constellations Explained”

Could There Be Life On Venus?

Today, 14th September 2020, the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) held a virtual press conference via Zoom for what could be one of the most significant discoveries in decades. A group of researchers from MIT, the University of Manchester and University of Cardiff have found a gas called phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus. They madeContinue reading “Could There Be Life On Venus?”

The Atom

Imagine you take a block of some material, say gold. You decide to split the gold and give it to as many people as you can. First you cut it in half, then you cut both halves in half, giving you four quarters. You then cut the four quarters in half, and so on andContinue reading “The Atom”

What is a Galaxy?

Earth is our home planet. It orbits the Sun together with the other eight planets, comets, asteroids and all of the other stuff that makes up the Solar System. But where is the Solar System located? It turns out that the Solar System is part of a much larger structure, called a galaxy. The SunContinue reading “What is a Galaxy?”


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