Read amazing facts about space and learn about the planets, stars and universe. Find overviews of the planets of the Solar System and coverage of space exploration and the latest in astronomy.

20 06, 2018

How many planets are there? [2018]

2018-06-29T08:17:57+00:00June 20th, 2018|

The TV show The Cosmos, outlined the "Cosmic address" of where the Earth resides in the universe - this is: The Solar System The Milky Way The Local Group The Virgo supercluster The observable universe But how big are each of these and how many planets are there? Below we outline the size of each of [...]

12 03, 2018

Facts about Planet Jupiter

2018-08-12T14:30:02+00:00March 12th, 2018|

The largest planet in the solar system and the third brightest object when viewed from Earth, Jupiter is as easy to spot as the Moon and Venus in the night sky. Known for its Great Red Spot and distinct coloured stripes, this planet is a mass of swirling gas. Below we go through some interesting [...]

10 03, 2018

Facts about Mercury (everything you need to know in 2018)

2018-08-11T06:29:13+00:00March 10th, 2018|

Mercury is the smallest planet in Earth’s Solar System and the closest to the sun. But what is it like there and how does it compare to the other planets? Below are all the facts about Mercury that you could possibly want in 2018.   Where is Mercury in the Solar System? Mercury is the closest [...]

4 03, 2018

Facts about Planet Venus (everything you need to know in 2018)

2018-08-10T18:12:21+00:00March 4th, 2018|

If you are after Venus facts and information, then you're in the right place! Venus is the second closely located planet from the Sun – situated between Mercury and Earth. And it's the second biggest terrestrial planet, after Earth. The first records of the planet go back to 17th century BC, recorded by Babylonian astronomers. Due [...]

20 01, 2018

Neptune facts: Information about Planet Neptune

2018-01-20T10:35:25+00:00January 20th, 2018|

Big blue planet Neptune is the 4th largest planet in our Solar System, but some lesser known Neptune facts are that it has rings and that it has a moon with the potential to harbor life. Read on to learn more about Neptune, its little-know rings and it’s intriguing moon, Triton. Neptune: Ice Giant Like [...]

26 11, 2017

Saturn: All the facts you need to know about the ringed planet

2018-08-11T06:32:23+00:00November 26th, 2017|

Saturn, with its spectacular rings, is one of the most easily-recognizable objects in our Solar System but how much do we know about it? Below we cover all the facts you need to know about the planet Saturn and pick out some mind-blowing images. Plus, take the quiz at the end to see how much you [...]