Tag: Solar System

  • Is it possible to have an earthquake in Mars?

    Is it possible to have an earthquake in Mars?

    Scientists have considered Mars to be a dead planet. However, measurements of earthquakes on Mars indicate that there may still be movement of molten rocks beneath the planet’s solid crust. The magnetic field of the earth is created by the movement of conductive materials in the planet’s core. The heat emitted from the solid inner […]

  • What is the radiative zone in the Sun?

    What is the radiative zone in the Sun?

    What is the Radiative Zone? A radiation zone is a layer in the interior of a star where energy is transported outwards by radiative diffusion and thermal conduction rather than by convection. The opacity and radiation flux within a star’s layers determine how effective radiative diffusion is at transporting energy. High opacity or high luminosity […]

  • Are There Any Real Pictures of Mercury?

    Are There Any Real Pictures of Mercury?

    Mercury, the closest planet to our sun, is a very hot planet, with daytime temperatures reaching 430°C. However, the planet has cooled considerably over the years as its interior became colder. Real Pictures of Mercury Recommended posts: Mercury was a lava planet billions of years ago, when the rocks on its surface melted. As a […]

  • How Big Is the Moon  | The Moon’s size compared to Earth

    How Big Is the Moon | The Moon’s size compared to Earth

    The moon is the brightest object in our night sky. It seems quite large, but only because it is the closest celestial body. The Moon is a little more than one-fourth the size of the Earth (27%), which is much smaller than the size ratios of other satellites to their planets. How big is the […]

  • Scientists Have Solved the 60-Year-Old Mystery of Fast Magnetic Explosions

    Scientists Have Solved the 60-Year-Old Mystery of Fast Magnetic Explosions

    Fast magnetic explosions. A solar flare can release enough energy in a few minutes to power the entire world for 20,000 years. These solar flares are triggered by an explosive process called magnetic reconnection, and scientists have spent the last half century trying to understand how this process works. It’s not just a scientific curiosity: […]

  • Was There a “twin” Earth in Our Solar System?

    Was There a “twin” Earth in Our Solar System?

    There is no doubt that Earth is a unique planet since it is the only planet in our solar system that has developed life. But what if it is not the only one out there? What if there is another Earth? Does Earth have a sister planet? Among all the planets in the solar system, […]