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How do we name our Solar System?

We all remember learning the mnemonic device in elementary school: My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Noodles (or whatever variation you prefer). Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, the eight planets of our solar system. But what do these names actually mean? How do planets and moons and other stuff inContinue reading “How do we name our Solar System?” Continue reading

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Dawn Reaches Ceres

Ceres, the dwarf planet located in the Asteroid Belt, has a new inhabitant. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has just recently entered …

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