12 Asteroid Belt Facts | Location, Distance & More


12 Asteroid Belt Facts | Location, Distance & More

The Asteroid belt is one of the most interesting parts of our solar system, so it makes sense why so many of us are truly fascinated with it. Of course, the reason why we call it the Asteroid belt is because it’s full of asteroids. We also refer to the Asteroid belt and the main … Read more


11 Kuiper Belt facts you need to know

The Kuiper belt is one of the most interesting parts of the solar system. It’s where four of the five dwarf planets reside, and a whole lot else is out there too. Although we know more about the Kuiper belt now after the New Horizons mission to Pluto, there’s still a whole lot we don’t … Read more


15 Cool Ceres Facts for Kids

If you’re looking for some cool facts about Ceres, then we’re going to give you some awesome facts which hopefully let you get to know Ceres a little better. Ceres is one of the five dwarf planets, along with others like bright Pluto, newly discovered Makemake, egg-shaped Haumea and massive Eris. Although many people haven’t … Read more


How much do astronauts make per year?

An astronauts lifestyle is often wondered about by your average member of the public – actually, not only is it pondered, but also pretty misunderstood. Along with wondering what astronauts eat, do on a daily basis and sleep on, people often wonder just how much an astronaut will take home at the end of the … Read more


13 Coolest Haumea Facts for Kids

For those looking for to learn about Haumea, you’ve come to the perfect place! Haumea is one of the most interesting of the five different dwarf planets, and there’s a lot to learn about it. It’s a one off in comparison to the other planets due to its weird egg shaped – but we’ll get … Read more


What do astronauts eat in space?

The truth is that being an astronaut isn’t that easy, and it doesn’t mean you get to float around in space for a few months. They have a very strict schedule of work to stick to whilst they’re up there, so there’s often that much time left for extracurricular activities, and it’s not that easy … Read more


15 Awesome Makemake Facts for Kids

If you’re trying to find out a bit more about Makemake, then you’re definitely in the right place! Makemake is one of the most interesting dwarf planets to learn about, as it’s the newest one to be discovered. It’s one of five dwarf planets, four of which are located in the Kuiper belt. If you … Read more


16 Great Pluto Facts for Kids

When it comes to our solar system, not object is more misunderstood than Pluto. The demoted former 9th planet has been debated within astronomy circles for many years, but thanks to more advanced technology like the Hubble Space telescope, its since been reclassified as a dwarf planet. If you’re wondering how big Pluto is and … Read more


14 Fun Eris Facts for Kids

If you’re looking for facts about the planet Eris, then you’re in luck! Eris is one of the dwarf planets that exist beyond Neptune. As it’s the biggest if the dwarf planets, it’s often thought of as smaller than Pluto. But the truth is that it’s larger than Pluto (not by much) and all of … Read more


Project Gemini – How many missions were there?

Only the second human spaceflight program after Mercury, project Gemini lasted five years between 1961 and 1966. The goal of Project Gemini was to develop skills and technologies required for the Apollo missions, including rendezvous, docking and space walks. The Gemini craft was designed for two Astronauts. This is in contrast to the spacecrafts that … Read more


20 Neptune Facts | Remarkable Facts about the planet Neptune

Neptune is the eighth and final planet in its distance from the Sun. It has rings like Saturn, but they aren’t as well known or studied. It has the strongest winds in our solar system, but we still don’t know everything about this strange yet wonderful planet. Let’s look at some of the best Neptune … Read more


20 Saturn Facts | Awesome Facts about the planet Saturn

The planet Saturn has intrigued astronomers for centuries. Since it was first seen through a powerful telescope in the 17th Century, scientists have wondered what Saturn is made of, and how its rings came to be. Fortunately, nowadays we know a lot more about Saturn than we ever have before, after four successful missions. So, … Read more


24 Jupiter Facts | Impressive Facts about the planet Jupiter

Jupiter is known as the largest planet in our solar system and the closest to us of the gas giants. It’s one of the brightest objects in our solar system, and it’s been the focus of many different spacecraft missions over the last century. It takes its name from the Roman equivalent of Zeus, likely … Read more


Gskyer 600x90mm Telescope Review

When you’re looking at getting a new telescope, it’s worth looking at the Gskyer brand. Whilst you might not be as familiar with them as other brands like Celestron, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider them. In fact, opting for a less popular brand can actually be a good idea sometimes. It means you can … Read more


Celestron Powerseeker 127EQ Review – A good first telescope?

If you’re looking to get your first telescope, then the Celestron Powerseeker 127EQ comes pretty highly recommended. When you’re just getting started with astronomy, it is important that you have a telescope that is reasonably price but still powerful enough to see some deep sky objects. Celestron’s 127 EQ from the PowerSeeker series is definitely … Read more


Orion SkyQuest XT8 Review | Is it a good telescope?

Orion is a huge brand that manufactures premium-quality telescopes, binoculars, various optic gear pieces, and a huge array of accessories to complement their performance. Their two most popular series of telescopes are the Star Blast (one of my favorite cheap reflector telescopes) and the SkyQuest, which are a well known series of Dobsonian telescopes. Today, we’re … Read more