The next quiz is on Friday August 7th at 5:30pm.
A fun and family-friendly game with 3 rounds of 10 questions all about the planets, their moons, space missions and more from the EPHEMERIS quiz game.
It’s A or B answers – so don’t worry if you are not too savvy with our solar system.
This is a webinar so no need to dress up!
If you fancy the challenge, please do register with SpaceStore @spacestore.co/events
The last Supermoon of 2020 is bright and beautiful over the UK tonight.
A new dwarf planet has been officially named, Gonggong! It’s moon is named too, Xiangliu!
Gonggong, might be the fourth largest known object orbiting the Sun beyond Neptune, after Pluto, Eris, and Makemake. It is similar in size to Pluto’s moon, Charon. https://www.cnet.com/news/meet-gonggong-the-first-major-body-in-the-solar-system-with-a-chinese-name/
A team discovered a haul of 20 new moons orbiting the ringed planet, bringing its total to 82; Jupiter, by contrast, has 79 natural satellites. Each of the newly discovered objects in orbit around Saturn is about 5km (three miles) in diameter; 17 of them orbit the planet “backwards”. The moons were discovered using the Subaru telescope on Maunakea, Hawaii.
By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website
This is an illustration showing a simulated view of NASA’s InSight lander about to land on the surface of Mars. This view shows the underside of the spacecraft. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Parker Solar Probe, shown in this animation, became the closest-ever spacecraft to the Sun on Oct. 29, 2018, when it passed within 26.55 million miles of the Sun’s surface. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL