Explore Myths about Neptune and its Moons
Neptune was the name that ancient Romans gave to the Greek god of the sea and earthquakes, ...Read more
Galatea was a sea nymph for the ancient Greeks. She lived in the sea surrounding the island ...Read more
Explore Myths about other nearby planets
In Roman mythology, Atlas was the leader of the giant Titans. He was responsible for leading ...Read more
Pan is the Greek god protector of shepherds and their flocks. He has horns and legs of a goat, ...Read more
In Hindu mythology, the god Sani was identified with the planet Saturn. Sani's parents were ...Read more
In Greek mythology, Cronus was the son of Uranus and Gaea. He lead his brothers and sisters ...Read more
Uranus, which was discovered by William Herschel in 1781, was not known in ancient times. Astronomers ...Read more
Pluto was the god of the underworld. One day, while he was riding through the field of battle, ...Read more
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Earth and Space Science Concept of the Day
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xOoids : Small (< 2 mm), spheroidal, layered sedimentary grains, usually composed of calcium carbonate, but sometimes made up of iron- or phosphate-based minerals.
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The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado has created powerful new computer software that will help scientists study climate change in much more detail than ever before....Read more