Dwarf Planet Facts: Eris
Solar System

Dwarf Planet Facts: Eris

February 1, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

The dwarf planet designated 136199 Eris is named after the Greek goddess of strife, while its satellite, designated Dysnomia, is named after the goddess of lawlessness, who incidentally was Eris’ daughter. Eris is the most […]

Makemake
Solar System

Dwarf Planet Facts: Makemake

January 22, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

The image above shows the dwarf planet 136472 Makemake, which with a diameter roughly 60% that of Pluto is possibly the biggest object in the “classical population” of the Kuiper belt. Upon its discovery by […]

Titan
Astronomy Lists

10 Interesting Facts about Titan

July 9, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Titan is Saturn’s biggest moon and a fully 50% bigger and 80% more massive than our own Moon, making it the second-biggest natural satellite in the entire solar system after Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter. […]

10 Interesting Facts about Io
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10 Interesting Facts about Io

July 8, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Of Jupiter’s Galilean moons, Io is the closest to the planet at an average distance of 422,000 km (262,219 miles), and is the moon with the highest density. It is also the solar system object […]

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