Asteroids and Meteors

An asteroid belt is a ring of rocks. The rocks are called asteroids. There is an asteroid belt situated between Jupiter and Mars. It looks a like a torus and has over 200 asteroids that are larger than 100km in diameter. There are between 1 and 2 million asteroids larger than 1 km in diameter […]

Satellites and a Rover

International Space Station Orbit Height: 418 km Speed on Orbit: 7.66 km/s Length: 72.8 m (239 ft) Width: 108.5m (356 ft) Weight: 420,000 kg (320 Cars!!) Did You Know: The International Space Station (ISS) took 10 years and more than 30 missions to assemble! The International Space Station (ISS) was launched back in 1998 and […]

The Big Bang

What is the Big Bang? The Big Bang Theory is the leading explanation of how the universe began. People believe that the Universe began in a Big Bang about 14 billion years ago; hence the theory name Big Bang. It started 14 billion years ago. When the Universe was very small and very young, but […]

Our Solar System

Our solar system is a small group of objects orbiting our star the sun. It is locared in the galaxy called the milky way. Earth is unique in the way that it is the only planet known to harbour life. This life is possible because of the abundance of liquid water. Scientists believe that the […]

Aerospace Engineer

Salary $88,700 to $135,200 Work Hours Full Time Responsibilities Your main tasks would be to recomend cost strategies, help design rockets and planes and design and manufacture pieces for the construction. Requirements Pre-employment background testing — One-year trial period. Qualifications: 4 Highers A-Grade Including Maths and Physics. 1 Higher B-Grade

A Red Giant star

Stars

Stars are created in huge dust clouds called nebulae. Then over the span of thousands of years. gravity causes small pockets of matter inside the nebulae to collapse. One of the masses inside of the nebulae is called a protostar. As the protostar shrinks, it spins faster and builds in pressure. Millions of years after […]

InSite – The Newest Mars Probe

InSite is a static lander, which landed on the 26th of November 2018. It landed on the Elysium Planitia, which is just a large desolate plain with looser surface material and is probably the most boring place on Mars but has good ground contact. However it isn’t east getting stuff to mars there is only […]

Black Holes

Black holes are certainly the most unknown ‘things’ in the universe. Despite this we still do know somethings like, at the centre of the milky way is a supermassive black hole and that they have very strong gravity. How they are created In a star, radiation pushes agains gravity, when there is fusion in the […]

Space – An Introduction

You hear about space all the time, but what actually is space? Space is a vacuum, some where there is nothing, but within space there are different things, but they are tiny compared to the vast size of space. You might have looked into it and seen it full of stars and planets, but they […]