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In the Solar System Channel, you can explore the planets and celestial objects around our own sun. Learn about topics such as Mars, Jupiter and the Moon.

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Can someone own the moon?

A lunar land rush is the most likely thing in the world (or, rather, out of it). As private companies gaze spaceward with dollar signs in their eyes, it's time to start settling some questions about space ownership, use and management.


Can someone own the moon?

 Can someone own the moon?

Can someone own the moon? Learn all about real estate on the moon what it takes to get your own lunar property. See more »

Could we stop an asteroid on a collision course toward Earth?

 Could we stop an asteroid on a collision course toward Earth?

To stop an asteroid that is on a collision path with the Earth would be a monumental task. Find out how scientists are researching ways to stop an asteroid. See more »

How do planets form?

 How do planets form?

Planets and how they form are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about planets and planet formation. See more »

What's more important, water on the moon or on Mars?

 What's more important, water on the moon or on Mars?

The existence of water on the moon and Mars is explained in this article. Learn about water on the moon and Mars. See more »

Could an extremely powerful solar flare destroy all the electronics on Earth?

 Could an extremely powerful solar flare destroy all the electronics on Earth?

Solar flares and their effect on electronics are explained in this article. Learn about solar flares. See more »

How Sunspots Work

 How Sunspots Work

Sunspots are explained in this article. Learn about sunspots. See more »

What are Saturn's rings made of?

 What are Saturn's rings made of?

What are Saturn's rings made of. Learn about Saturn's six main rings, what Saturn's rings are made of and how Saturn's rings were named. See more »

Is there really a face on Mars?

 Is there really a face on Mars?

The face on Mars stunned observers in the 1970s. Learn if this formation is the colossus of a human face or simply an interesting rock formation. See more »

The Ultimate Moon Quiz

 The Ultimate Moon Quiz

This moon quiz will test your knowledge about our closest neighbor in space. Check out this moon quiz from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Lunar Eclipses Work

 How Lunar Eclipses Work

A lunar eclipse occurs when a full moon passes within Earth's shadow. Learn what causes a lunar eclipse and the different types of lunar eclipse. See more »