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Where Does Space Begin? Science, Astronomy for Children

Orbiting around our Sun we find asteroids, comets and planets with their moons. But how did our Solar System form? Around 4.5 billion years ago a cloud of mostly hydrogen gas and dust, started to collapse onto itself. It spun faster and faster, flattening out to form a disk with a dense centre. This centre… Read More »

The Sun is White, Not Yellow… and 8 other Astronomy Facts

The Sun is White… and 8 other Astronomy Facts 1. The energy required to stop the Earth orbiting the sun is about 2.6478 × 10^33 joules or 7.3551 × 10^29 watt hours or 6.3285*10^17 megatons of TNT. For reference, the largest nuclear explosion ever detonated (the Tsar Bomba by the Soviet Union) produced 50 megatons… Read More »

All About the Sun for Kids: Astronomy and Space for Children

You’re watching FreeSchool! It rises in the morning, giving light to the land below it. It sets in the evening, leaving the world in darkness. It even provides the heat and energy necessary for life to survive on Earth. You know what I’m talking about – the Sun! Because it is so important to us,… Read More »


Supernovae – 60 Second Adventures in Astronomy (2/14)

60-Second Adventures in Astronomy. Number 2: Supernovae. One of the most mind-blowing events in the universe is the explosion of a star. In 1054 CE Chinese astronomers spotted one so bright they could see it in daylight. Today you can still see a cloud of gas and dust from the same explosion and because a… Read More »

Astronomy Activity: Pocket Solar System

People often think that orbits of the planets are more or less evenly spaced and closer together than in reality. Building scale models of the solar system is a challenge because of the distances and huge size differences involved. This is a simple little model to give you an easy way to demonstrate to any… Read More »

A Day on Mercury – 60 Second Adventures in Astronomy (4/14)

60-Second Adventures in Astronomy. Number four: a Day on Mercury. No two planets act exactly the same whether it’s Jupiter spinning in only 10 hours, Venus spinning backwards or Uranus tilting to one side. But Mercury is particularly strange, it takes nearly 59 Earth days to rotate, which might make for a pretty long day… Read More »


Hi Scorpio this is your reading for the Full Moon in Virgo this will be for Scorpio Sun Moon and Rising signs you can check your Venus as well or any other placements planets that resonate so this Full Moon in Virgo is about how we need to love ourselves we need to take care… Read More »

Kepler’s Third Law of Motion (Astronomy)

Kepler’s First and Second Laws of planetary motion appeared in their earliest form in 1609, in the book Astronomia Nova. They state that: 1) Planets move in elliptical orbits about the Sun, which sits at one focus. and 2) a planet’s orbital velocity varies over the course of one revolution such that a line drawn… Read More »

The Nine of Wands – Strength – tarot minor arcana divination meanings and description

Nine of Wands Strength have you noticed how the background has changed from the 8 of Wands its gone dark and altogether a much more simpler structure than we had before. We have the Sun at the top the Sun rules the 2nd decanate of Sagittarius. There is this orderly pattern going on. What does… Read More »