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 10, 2018

Astronomy books: 21 great reads (for adults, beginners & kids)

2018-11-14T10:26:43+00:00October 20th, 2018|

Below are 21 recommended astronomy books for anyone with a keen in interest in either learning how to spot objects in the sky, or in learning about space and the universe in general. These books are categorized as best beginners astronomy and stargazing books, best astronomy books for kids, and the best books in 2018 on [...]

7 10, 2018

Is Pluto a planet? (2018 update)

2018-10-12T16:13:36+00:00October 7th, 2018|

One of the biggest areas of confusion and debate around the planets of our solar system is whether or not Pluto is a planet. Read below for the definitive and up-to-date answer in 2018. 1. Is Pluto a planet? So let's get straight to it - no, Pluto is not a planet. It used to be [...]

8 09, 2018

6 awesome space posters to buy in 2018

2018-11-19T11:51:52+00:00September 8th, 2018|

Make your home look stellar with these six awesome space posters available for you to buy. Astronomy posters and space art like this make fantastic additions to bedrooms, studies, and living rooms for space-lovers. They make great gifts for Christmas and birthdays. Check out the five selected space-themed posters below, and see also links to look for [...]

20 06, 2018

How many planets are there? [2018]

2018-12-05T11:38:35+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 [...]