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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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Did the moon doom the Titanic?

One tragic, moonless night in April 1912, the Titanic slid into the depths of the North Atlantic Ocean -- for good. A crew of Texas State academics suggested that Earth's favorite satellite may have some explaining to do.


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 »

Spaced Out: Mars Quiz

Spaced Out: Mars Quiz

The Mars quiz will test your knowledge of the Red Planet. See how much you know about our nearest neighbor -- take the Mars Quiz. 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 »

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 »