The solar system consists of a central star, the Sun, and all of the smaller celestial bodies that continuously travel around it. The smaller bodies include eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, which are themselves orbited by more than 140 moons. (Only Mercury and Venus have no moons.) In addition, the solar system contains millions of rocky asteroids and billions of icy comets. All of these objects are held together in a group by the Sun's gravity.
Most importantly, the Solar System is our tiny home in the incomprehensibly massive - and constantly expanding - universe; it’s time you learned a thing or two about it!
Hurricanes are massive, swirling storms that produce winds faster than a cheetah, the fastest animal on land.
TV personality, space junkie, Creationism debunker. Bill Nye is a science celebrity. Can you separate the fact from fiction when it comes to “the Science Guy”?
These 9 catastrophic events caused untold destruction and loss of life - they were also completely man made.
These species are fighting for survival.
Can you match these distinctive, prominent, and instantly recognizable natural landmarks to their national parks?
There are over 7 billion people in the world. Do you know where they all live?
The Solar System is our tiny home in the incomprehensibly massive - and constantly expanding - universe; it’s time you learned a thing or two about it!
Social media is fully ingrained into every part of our daily lives. Millennials, the first “digital-native” generation, have a special relationship to and understanding of social media. This quiz explores social media trends amongst Millennials using poll research data generated by Pew Research and Gallup Polls.