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Uranus and Neptune - Twin Planets
Uranus and Neptune are twin planets, but they aren't identical twins. For example, Uranus orbits lying on its side, and Neptune has the strongest winds in the Solar System.

Jupiter - Facts for Kids
King of the Roman gods, comet-killer, two and a half times the mass of all the other planets put together, shortest day of any planet in the Solar System. It's Jupiter! Find out more.

Vesta - Facts for Kids
NASA's Dawn mission spent 14 months orbiting the asteroid Vesta. Vesta's an unusual object, too small to be a dwarf planet. Yet it has the Solar System's tallest mountain, and canyons as big as Earth's Grand Canyon. And it may help scientists to understand the early Solar System.

Oort Cloud - Facts for Kids
Where do comets come from? The Oort Cloud is home to a trillion comets at the edge of the Solar System, nearly half way to the next star. Sometimes they get kicked out and sometimes they come to visit the inner Solar System.

Mars as big as the full Moon on August 27 ?
Social media keep promoting an event in which we'll see two moons in the sky on August 27th. The second “moon” will actually be Mars, seemingly the same size as the full Moon. No one alive today has ever witnessed it and it won't happen again until 2287.

Comets - Facts for Kids
People used to think comets were warnings of disasters. Today we know that they are icy visitors from the most distant regions of the Solar System. Other stars have exoplanets and they seem to have exocomets too.

Alpha Centauri – 10 Facts about Our Neighbor
The Solar System's nearest neighbor is the triple star system commonly known as Alpha Centauri. Two of the stars are similar to the Sun, and there are two confirmed planets orbiting a red dwarf.

10 Fascinating Facts about Space Exploration
Who was really the first to orbit Earth? What is Snoopy's role in the manned space program? What sent an Australian teenager rushing to San Francisco? Which stars are Dnoces, Navi and Regor? Find out all of this . . . and more!

Aquila the Eagle
An ancient eagle straddles the celestial equator. It's the constellation Aquila which has come to us from the Romans who adopted it from the Greeks who adopted from the Babylonians. Located along the Milky Way, Aquila is rich in deep sky objects.

Beginners - Start Observing
You'd like to know the night sky better? But you haven't a got a telescope, you live in a city, don't know any constellations, or can't tell a star from a planet? Time to give up? Absolutely not. Time to read on and look up.

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