Tagged: planet

Dances of the Planets (8 pictures)

Take the orbits of any two planets and draw a line between the two planet positions every few days. Because the inner planet orbits faster than the outer planet, interesting patterns evolve. Each planetary pairing has its own unique dance rhythm. For example, the Earth-Venus dance returns to the original starting position after eight Earth years. Eight Earth years equals thirteen Venus years.

If All the Ice on Earth Melted (8 pictures)

The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas.

Stunning Images From Outer Space

There has been much news of late about space. The images we are receiving daily from our outer space vessels seems to be getting better and better. For that reason it seemed appropriate to create a second list of stunning images of space.

‘Twin’ solar system discovered

Scientists at the German Space Agency (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und- Raumfahrt or DLR) have discovered the first fully formed solar system outside our own. KOA-351, some 2,500 light years away, has five rocky planets and two gas giants further out, closely mimicking the formation of our own system.

The Dinosaurs You Love Are Fake

A huge triceratops skeleton was found in Wyoming! But now researchers are saying it’s not a triceratops–that dinosaur never existed. And this isn’t the first time for this to happen! Trace has all the details on the fates of our beloved dinosaurs in the crazy world of paleontology.