Your own piece of the solar system
Tags: SOLAR system
- Comets, asteroids, and satellites. // World Almanac for Kids;1996, p157
Focuses on different objects in space. Comets including Halley's Comet; Asteroids including Ceres; Satellites including natural satellites like moons.
- The solar system. // World Almanac for Kids;1998, p152
Defines and discusses the solar system. Description of the sun; Description of an orbit, a planetary revolution, and an axis; Information on each of the nine planets, including average distance from the sun, diameter, time to revolve around the sun, time to rotate on its axis, number of moons,...
- Junk in space. // Current Events;1/20/92, Vol. 91 Issue 16, p3
Reveals that the US Space Command now tracks a large amount of debris which is orbiting the earth, by using instruments buried in a hollowed-out Colorado mountain. Most are satellite parts; Other sources; Dangers; Damage to US shuttle Challengerin 1983; Recent close encounters with space trash.
- Take the sky's temperature. Reddy, F.; Titcomb, P. // Odyssey;Feb91, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p16
Explains how the sun affects Earth's temperature. Includes instructions for building a thermal isolation tank to understand the way the Earth cools and warms; Materials needed; Conducting the experiment; How it works.
- Mystery object buzzes Earth. Gerard, J. // Odyssey;Apr92, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p39
Investigates the appearance of an orbiting object which recently came within 290,000 miles of the Earth. Theory that it may be a spent stage from Saturn V launches in the 1960s and 1970s; Alternate theory that it is an asteroid; Ongoing study of the object.
- Neptune's `forbidden' moons. // Sky & Telescope;Jul92, Vol. 84 Issue 1, p7
Reports on the conflicts that have arisen between the Roche limit theory and the discovery of new moons within that limit of Neptune. Description of the Roche limit; Possible source of inner moons.
- Celestial artist's corner. // Sky & Telescope;Apr95, Vol. 89 Issue 4, p99
Presents several drawings of the planets and stars in the solar system. Includes Russ Sampson's image of the Novaya Zemlya effect; White-spot activity in Saturn by Greg Mort; Dark spots in Jupiter by Takeshi Sato.
- Phenomena, comment and notes. Wiley Jr., John P. // Smithsonian;Mar93, Vol. 23 Issue 12, p22
Comments on how the earth is plowing through a haze of debris at 65,000 miles per hour in its endless voyage around the sun. Catastrophic collisions caused by asteroids; Frequency of near-Earth-objects (NEO's); Threat posed by comets; Periodic comet `Swift-Tuttle,' and the news that it may hit...
- Phenomena, comment and notes. Trefil, James // Smithsonian;Jul93, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p17
Reacts to a lecture by MIT astrophysicist Jack Wisdom on calculations which indicated that the solar system is actually chaotic. Ability of chaotic systems to appear ordered and regular; Report by Wisdom and Gerald Jay Sussman in `Science'; What Earth would be like without the Moon; The view...
- Are we living in a `bubble?' // USA Today Magazine;Jun89, Vol. 117 Issue 2529, p13
Examines results of experiments conducted by the Pioneer 10 spacecraft indicating our solar system may be inside a `galactic bubble.' Data being received from Pioneer 10.