Month: February 2020

Planet Saturn facts – orbit, physical overview, rings, etc.

Saturn facts

Planet Saturn is the second–largest planet in the solar system. It is the sixth planet from the sun and it is probably the most easily recognizable planet in our solar system. In this article, we will discuss some interesting facts about Saturn, the “Lord of the rings”. Planet Saturn facts Orbit Saturn orbits at a …

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Types of mountains | Fold mountains, Volcanic mountains, etc.

Fold mountains

There are 4 main types of mountains/mountain ranges classified on the basis of process of formation. Fold mountains Block mountains Volcanic mountains Residual mountains Types of mountains Fold mountains These are the most common types of mountains. Nearly all the famous mountain ranges e.g. the himalayas, the alps are fold mountains. Fold mountains form when …

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Types of rocks | Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic

Sandstone

There are different types of rocks that form the Earth’s crust. On the basis of origin, these rocks can be classified as Igneous rocks Sedimentary rocks Metamorphic rocks Types of rocks Igneous rocks Cooling and solidification of magma (molten material inside the Earth) form the igneous rocks. Igneous rocks have a crystalline structure and a …

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Types of clouds | Cirrus, Cirrocumulus, Cirrostratus, etc.

CIrrus clouds

Clouds can make any scenery come alive. But have you ever wondered about the types of clouds? This article will take you through the different types of clouds classified on the basis of altitude. A cloud is an accumulation of water droplets or ice crystals. Not all clouds bring precipitation. Some indicate weather and help …

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Types of volcanoes | Some infamous volcanic eruptions

Mount Fuji stratovolcano

A volcano is an opening in a planet’s crust through which hot lava, tephra, and gases come out from a magma reservoir. Magma refers to the molten or semi-molten rocks inside a planet’s surface. There are 3 types of volcanoes classified based on activity. Active Dormant Extinct Active volcanoes are those which erupt frequently.Dormant volcanoes …

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Layers of the atmosphere | Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, etc.

Layers of atmosphere

Earth’s atmosphere is divided in 5 different layers. These layers are troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and exosphere. The layers of atmosphere are basically divided on the basis of temperature variation with altitude. Lets dive deep and learn a few things about each layer. Troposphere It is the lowest and the most dense layer of the …

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