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Today we are at a very privileged time in the exploration of our planetary system. The big space missions of the present and of the past have enabled us to start knowing the profile and the characteristics. So we can have a new image of this part of the universe, in which the Sun and the planets are not the only protagonists, and we find satellites, like the Moon, the asteroids, the comets, the dusts. And not only that, like a glue that does not allow the parts that are deep in space to disperse, there is the force of gravity and we make the effort to imagine a system of bodies of a different nature and size rotating around a medium sized star. We are now ready to start entering more deeply into this space.

subjects dealt with in Solar System

Solar System knowledge

The Solar System is just like our back yard respect to the vast plains of the Universe. It is a…

The Sun and planets

On our stage, the role of main actor cannot but be conferred to the Sun, a star like many others…

Other tenants

We have already mentioned that the planets with their satellites and rings are not the only bodies that occupy the…

The Earth

The Earth is not motionless in space, but is subjected to different movements. The most well-known are the rotational movement…

special reports

  • 20 July 2009

    Man’s great leap

    First steps in moon At 9:39 PM on the 20th of July 1969 (4:56 AM of the 21st of July…

    14 April 2022 / Space

    From the Moon to Jupiter via Mars: Space exploration in 2022

    The year 2022 will also be full of new space missions: from the Moon to Mars, to the moons of…

    20 March 2022 / Space

    Spring is back

    While the temperatures of the last days of winter and the first shoots and buds on the trees had already…

  • 22 January 2021 / Space

    Are we children of stock cubes?

    In primary school, we learned that life began in the "primordial soup", that is, in the warm ocean that covered…

    20 December 2020 / Space

    Twinkle twinkle little star

    The Star of the Magi competes with the Angel for the place of honour on the ridge-pole of the stable.…

    13 December 2020 / Space

    St. Lucy’s night: a night of shooting stars

    In Italy, St. Lucy’s night  is known traditionally as “the shortest night of the year”, but due to the passage…

  • 27 October 2020 / Space

    Wet moon, lucky moon

    On Monday 26 October 2020, NASA revealed a sensational discovery about our Moon: there is definitely water, also on its…

    2 October 2020 / Space

    The Sun is heating up again: a new solar cycle is beginning

    Summer has just ended but the sun has yet to start to "warm up". Our star is a huge furnace…

    16 September 2020 / Space

    Is there life on Venus?

    We call them "Martians" because, in science fiction, Mars has always been the natural home of extraterrestrials. In fact, of…

  • 20 July 2009

    Man’s great leap

    First steps in moon At 9:39 PM on the 20th of July 1969 (4:56 AM of the 21st of July…

    14 April 2022 / Space

    From the Moon to Jupiter via Mars: Space exploration in 2022

    The year 2022 will also be full of new space missions: from the Moon to Mars, to the moons of…

  • 20 March 2022 / Space

    Spring is back

    While the temperatures of the last days of winter and the first shoots and buds on the trees had already…

    22 January 2021 / Space

    Are we children of stock cubes?

    In primary school, we learned that life began in the "primordial soup", that is, in the warm ocean that covered…

  • 20 December 2020 / Space

    Twinkle twinkle little star

    The Star of the Magi competes with the Angel for the place of honour on the ridge-pole of the stable.…

    13 December 2020 / Space

    St. Lucy’s night: a night of shooting stars

    In Italy, St. Lucy’s night  is known traditionally as “the shortest night of the year”, but due to the passage…

  • 27 October 2020 / Space

    Wet moon, lucky moon

    On Monday 26 October 2020, NASA revealed a sensational discovery about our Moon: there is definitely water, also on its…

    2 October 2020 / Space

    The Sun is heating up again: a new solar cycle is beginning

    Summer has just ended but the sun has yet to start to "warm up". Our star is a huge furnace…

  • 16 September 2020 / Space

    Is there life on Venus?

    We call them "Martians" because, in science fiction, Mars has always been the natural home of extraterrestrials. In fact, of…

  • 20 July 2009

    Man’s great leap

    First steps in moon At 9:39 PM on the 20th of July 1969 (4:56 AM of the 21st of July…

  • 14 April 2022 / Space

    From the Moon to Jupiter via Mars: Space exploration in 2022

    The year 2022 will also be full of new space missions: from the Moon to Mars, to the moons of…

  • 20 March 2022 / Space

    Spring is back

    While the temperatures of the last days of winter and the first shoots and buds on the trees had already…

  • 22 January 2021 / Space

    Are we children of stock cubes?

    In primary school, we learned that life began in the "primordial soup", that is, in the warm ocean that covered…

  • 20 December 2020 / Space

    Twinkle twinkle little star

    The Star of the Magi competes with the Angel for the place of honour on the ridge-pole of the stable.…

  • 13 December 2020 / Space

    St. Lucy’s night: a night of shooting stars

    In Italy, St. Lucy’s night  is known traditionally as “the shortest night of the year”, but due to the passage…

  • 27 October 2020 / Space

    Wet moon, lucky moon

    On Monday 26 October 2020, NASA revealed a sensational discovery about our Moon: there is definitely water, also on its…

  • 2 October 2020 / Space

    The Sun is heating up again: a new solar cycle is beginning

    Summer has just ended but the sun has yet to start to "warm up". Our star is a huge furnace…

  • 16 September 2020 / Space

    Is there life on Venus?

    We call them "Martians" because, in science fiction, Mars has always been the natural home of extraterrestrials. In fact, of…

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