#SolarSystem facts : The Solar System consists of the #Sun and the astronomical objects gravitationally bound in orbit around it, all of which formed from the collapse of a giant molecular cloud approximately 4.6 billion years ago. 99.86% of the system’s mass is in the Sun.
The Amazing Science of the Small: A Storage Device that Lasts 300 million Years Many of the most impressive objects in our universe are immense: supermassive black holes that contain the combined mass of billions of stars, extra solar planets that dwarf Jupiter several times over, and galaxies that are large enough to swallow the Milky Way, Andromeda, and all the space between. Such immensity is awe-inspiring, but the science of the very small is equally fascinating. M
All the Robotic Space Explorers since 1958 - The Outer Planets Compared to the thick bands surrounding the inner planets, the outer solar system looks downright abandoned. Jupiter collected a scant 8 missions, which is still more than the 5 missions to Saturn. Somehow, more than a decade later Cassini manages to collect more beautiful images of Saturn