Dwarf Planet Facts: Eris
Solar System

Dwarf Planet Facts: Eris

February 1, 2018 James Miller 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 […]

Phobos and Deimos
Solar System

The Moons of Mars: Phobos and Deimos

February 1, 2018 James Miller 0

Phobos is the larger and nearest of Mars’ two natural satellites, the other being Deimos. Both moons were discovered a few days apart in 1877 by American astronomer Asaph Hall from the U.S. Naval Observatory […]

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