Explore Space Missions
For as long as there have been people on Earth, we have looked up at the sky and wondered ...Read more
It was not long after the first space satellites were launched that we succeeded in getting ...Read more
Satellites and robot spacecraft are important to space exploration. They let us explore space ...Read more
These are links to other great web sites about Space Missions. But beware: you don't want ...Read more
Take off on an Exploratour! Click on one of the many tours listed below to follow a guided ...Read more
Did you know?
Did you know that different cultures imagined different constellations
, based on their own cultural context?
Did you know that we have discovered planets around other stars – called exoplanets?
Earth and Space Science Concept of the Day
Do you know what this word or phrase means?
xOrographic lift : Occurs when an air mass is forced to rise over geographic relief from a lower elevation. As the air mass rises it expands and cools adiabatically, which can raise the relative humidity to 100%, create clouds and precipitation.
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Near the Earth’s equator is where you could find some of the warmest places on Earth. But it wasn’t always like that. It used to be cold at the equator, so cold that ice formed on land and in the ocean....Read more