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Science | Space | The Solar System

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.


What and where is the dark side of the moon?

 What and where is the dark side of the moon?

Dark side of the moon is term that is used freely in pop culture. But what is the dark side of the moon? Learn more. See more »

Is there really water on Mars?

 Is there really water on Mars?

Photographs have recently shown that there may be water on Mars. Find out if there's water on Mars and what that could mean for life on Mars. See more »

What if I looked straight at an eclipse of the sun?

 What if I looked straight at an eclipse of the sun?

What if I looked straight at an eclipse of the sun? Would it damage my eyes? How can I protect them from being burned? See more »

How Asteroid Belts Work

 How Asteroid Belts Work

Asteroid belts may tell us how our very solar system came into existence. Learn all about asteroid belts, from their characteristics to what they can teach us. See more »

How the Moon Works

 How the Moon Works

The moon is the Earth's only natural satellite and the closest celestial object. Learn about the moon and some of the theories about the moon's origin. See more »

How did a meteor make hundreds of people sick?

 How did a meteor make hundreds of people sick?

A meteor strike in Peru may have made up to 600 people sick, according to recent reports. Find out if the meteor strike in Peru is what made people sick. See more »

10 Memorable Meteor Crashes

 10 Memorable Meteor Crashes

Hundred of meteors fly across the sky every night, but only a few make it to Earth. Learn about 10 memorable meteor crashes that left an impression. See more »

How Solar Eclipses Work

 How Solar Eclipses Work

Solar eclipses are rare and amazing phenomena. Learn about what happens in a solar eclipse and how to observe one safely. See more »

Why is Pluto no longer considered a planet?

 Why is Pluto no longer considered a planet?

On Aug. 24, 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU), an organization of professional astronomers, passed two resolutions that collectively revoked Pluto's planetary status. See more »

Where did the moon come from?

 Where did the moon come from?

The origin of the moon is explained in this article. Learn about the origin of the moon. See more »