Author: miles

Mars

The red planet has interested people as a possible place for extra-terrestrial life for centuries now. It has loads of interesting geology, and its conditions could allow life to exist, although it wouldn’t be easy! Mars photographed in 2003, on…

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Mercury

The closest planet to the Sun is naturally very hot. It’s also small and rocky, with loads of craters. The colours shown here are not what Mercury looks like to our eyes. The picture has been coloured to show different…

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The Moon

Earth has one moon (also called a natural satellite). It’s the only other place in the solar system people have visited outside the Earth. Not counting orbiting the Earth in man-made satellites! Moon factfile   Position from the sun orbits…

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Venus

“…the evening star, the morning star, or the shepherd’s star–has never failed to attract the rapturous admiration of the most indifferent observers…” Jules Verne’s “Venus in Perilous Proximity” Venus factfile   Position from the sun 2nd planet Diameter 12,100 km…

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Earth

Finally, Iguda and Tanno headed back to our home planet, Earth. It’s the only place that scientists have confirmed that life exists. And what an incredible planet it is: Earth factfile   Position from the sun 3rd planet Diameter 12,700…

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