March 2020

The four seasons on Earth | Why the Earth has seasons?

Many people think Summers occur when the Earth is closer to the Sun. This is not true. In fact, when there are summers in the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern Hemisphere experiences Winter and vice-versa. So what causes the four seasons? Let’s read. The seasons on Earth (or any other planet) occur due to its axial […]

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Perihelion and Aphelion of solar system planets

Perihelion and Aphelion are the nearest and farthest points respectively of an object’s orbit around the Sun. The following table shows the distances of Perihelion and Aphelion of solar system planets. Distance of Perihelion (×106 km) Distance of Aphelion (×106 km) Mercury 46 69.82 Venus 107.48 108.94 Earth 147.09 152.1 Mars 206.62 249.23 Jupiter 740.52 816.62 Saturn

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Neptune facts – orbit, physical overview, natural satellites, etc

Neptune is the eighth and last planet from the Sun. It is the fourth-largest planet by diameter but the third heaviest after Jupiter and Saturn. Let’s learn some interesting facts about Neptune, the “blue planet“. Facts about Neptune (everything you need to know) Orbit 2.8 billion miles = 4.5 billion kilometers 1 Neptune year =

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