Since ancient times, people have been observing our beautiful starry sky, uniting various stars in groups – constellations. The names of mythical heroes, sometimes fabulous creatures, and sometimes real were given to constellations. One of such constellations was the Leo constellation, in the outline of which our distant ancestors saw the majestic “king of beasts.” The Leo constellation is one of the brightest and most beautiful on our horizon.
The planet Uranus is one of the giant planets of our solar system (the third largest planet after Jupiter and Saturn). Uranus is famous primarily for its unusual movement around the Sun; unlike all other planets, Uranus rotates “retrograde”. What does it mean? If other planets (including Earth), are like moving spinning tops, then Uranus is like a rolling ball, and as a result, the change of day/night, as well as the change of seasons on this planet are significantly different.
Our Sun is truly a unique star, only because its luminosity has allowed to create conditions suitable for life on our planet Earth, which is at an ideal distance from the Sun Since ancient times, the Sun was under the attention of a man. If in ancient time, priests, shamans, druids worshiped the Sun as a god (there were solar gods in all pagan cults), now the Sun is actively studied by scientists: astronomers, physicists, astrophysicists. What kind of star is the Sun? What are characteristics of the Sun? How old is the Sun? We’ll answer these questions in our article.
The other planets of our solar system also have rings, but not so bright and beautiful. So the Saturn is the only planet that is depicted with rings. Although in fact, Jupiter, Neptune, and Uranus have rings as well.
Black holes are the most mysterious astronomical objects in our Universe. Their discovery has attracted the attention of scientists and science fiction writers. What are black holes and how are they created? Black holes are extinct stars, due to their physical features, possessing so high density and so powerful gravity that even the light cannot escape beyond their border.
The planet Jupiter is the largest in our Solar System, besides the Sun. This is the reason why planet Jupiter was named after the main god of the ancient pantheon – Jupiter in Roman mythology (or god Zeus in Greek mythology). Who discovered Jupiter? What does Jupiter look like? Answers to all these questions and many more interesting facts about Jupiter are found in this article.
Planet Mars is one of the most mysterious in our solar system. The bright red star can be seen even with the naked eye in the night sky. Mars has attracted the attention of astronomers, priests and poets. Yet, many disputes and discussions arise about life on Mars (even the simplest single-celled organisms). Planet Mars still has a lot of mysteries, and to solve them, humanity will have to explore Mars in more detail. It is necessary to solve some vital issues for this to happen: develop good flight technology and take into account many important things, such as the effect of cosmic radiation on astronauts, calculate the flight path and how long would it take to get to Mars.