This spacecraft swung past Jupiter on February 2007 for a gravity boost before continuing on the rest of the venture of the mission that was intended for a flyby of the dwarf planet, Pluto. On July 14, 2015, New Horizons made the closest approach to Pluto, sending back many pictures of the planet. Now, as part of the extended mission (pending NASA approval), the spacecraft is expected to head further into the Kuiper Belt. If able to, New Horizons will be examining ancient, icy mini-worlds that are at least a billion miles outside of Neptune’s orbit.
found by Clyde Tombaugh and named by Venetia Burney. Pluto is named after the Roman god
The setting of The Son of Neptune is in present time. Details that indicated that the Son of Neptune is in present time were the use of cars and phones and the implied use of televisions, computers, iPods and the Internet. This shows that the story takes place in present time because cars, phones, television, computers, iPods and the Internet are commonly household items used today. Thus, present time is the time period of The Son of Neptune.. There are several locations due to the main characters constantly traveling from place to place to complete their quest’s objective. The various locations in the story are Camp Jupiter in San Francisco, California, Iris’s health and nutrition store in Mendocino, California, Phineus food
Saturn is the second largest planet and sixth number planet of our solar system. Saturn is a gas giant made up of hydrogen and helium. It is big enough to hold more than 760 Earths within it, and is second massive planet after Jupiter, roughly 95 times Earth 's mass. However, Saturn has the lowest density among all the planets of solar system .It spins faster than any other planet except Jupiter which help Saturn with its magnetic field which is about 578 times more powerful than Earth 's. Although Saturn has at least 62 moons but its largest moon, Titan, is slightly bigger than Mercury, and is the second-largest moon in the solar system after Jupiter 's moon Ganymede (our moon is fifth largest).Although it is the most interesting planet
10. Select two details from the lesson that helped you understand why do the Northern and Southern Hemisphere have opposite seasons.
I researched about William Herschel, who was a conductor, organist, composer and music teacher. William Herschel knew the stars well and was always curious as to what was beyond the Earth. He had built himself a homemade telescope and enjoyed viewing the stars from it. As he was observing the stars one night he noticed an object that he could not clarify what it was. Other astronomers had seen this object, but never really observed how different it was. William Herschel was the first to notice this odd object and was curious to find out more. This odd object, Uranus, was the first planet in recorded history to be discovered. The discovery of Uranus was just the beginning of William Herschel’s discoveries. He left his work with music and became
The discovery of Uranus was a pretty big achievement for the astronomical world. It showed many that there was the possibility of many other planets existing in our solar system past Saturn. There wasn’t really that much thought put into identifying other planets past Saturn since almost everyone did not think that there would be planets out there. This all changed after William Herschel’s discovery in 1781. While it does mark an important achievement for the astronomical world, I do not think that he was really intending on finding a new planet, since it was generally accepted that there were not more for the past 2,000 years. There were many questions asked, such as is it large enough, is it circular, what is its orbit, and other things.
The publisher explains characteristics, background information, and beliefs about Hades. In this article, Aaron gives information about Hades, a Greek and Roman god, who represents “The god of the dead” and the giver of wealth to humans. He apparently is supposed to take care and watch over Earth, making sure humans are plentiful in resources. He was especially important to the Greek religion, supposedly Hades, Zeus, and Poseidon, were the ones who defeated Kronos, their father and sworn enemy. His mother is Rhea, sister anad wife of Kronos. She gave birth to Hades, Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Hestia, and Demeter. Hades goes by many other names like, Aides or Aidoneus in Greek, but in Roman it is Pluto or Pluton.
I chose “Astronomy: Discovery of Uranus by William Herschel in 1781” as the topic for my research. I found that William Herschel was many things, including a musician, composer, teacher, and astronomer. William also built his own telescopes to look into the night sky. During one of his searches, he found something odd; it wasn’t a nebulous star or comet, but something different. It turned out to be a planet which he named “Georgium Sidus” or Georges star in honor of George III. The motivation for the discovery was his love of the heavens. He and his sister had found many objects in the night sky including several comets. I am positive that Herschel had relied on the work of others but the articles didn’t specify. The reason I am positive
William Herschel found Uranus on March 13, 1781. This was a big deal to him and his career. As stated in a document I found “Uranus was important for Herschel because its discovery was a passport to royal patronage, a pension of 200 pounds per annum, and a substantial support for his investigations of the construction of the sidereal heavens”. Herschel used a telescope which no one found would really work and the thought of one working was unimaginable. Some small ones were in use by scientist but Herschel wanted to develop a more powerful one that everyone would know would work better.
You smash down your trident and make big waves and earthquakes. Phew. Luckily you are not Poseidon, because if you were, you would’ve probably killed 3,000 people. He is the god of the sea and earthquakes. He carried a trident. Whenever he is mad he strike the sea with his trident which causes big waves and earthquakes. He created horses and Pegasus. His Roman equivalent is Neptune. He is the second oldest. That is some facts on the more grumpier god.
People consider Pluto as the dwarf planet and that it is too small to be considered an actual planet. Pluto is the 9th planet away from the sun and it still orbits the sun but it takes 248 years which is a very long time. Being the 9th planet furthest from the sun this might also be a reason for why Pluto is considered a Dwarf planet due to the length and how hard it will be to see it from earth. Pluto is also named after the Hades which is the Greek God of the underworld so this might also be a reason why Pluto is considered a dwarf planet. Pluto is ⅓ water which could mean that it might be a bit harder to see, so this could be a reason Pluto is considered a dwarf planet.
Uranus was originally thought to be a comet because of Herschel’s discovery. The true beauty of a scientific community shines through what happened next in history. Due to the research carried out by William Herschel other astronomers investigated this “comet” and many suggested it to be other things. A Russian astronomer named Anders Johann Lexell actually was the one who calculated an orbit for this comet which gave reason to many other astronomers to believe that this comet was in fact a planet which of course we know now holds true. Herschel became famous because of this discover and I think the greatest thing to come of his discovery is that he “was able to continue with his unique program of astronomical observation. For Herschel, the discovery of Uranus was not the high point of his career. It was instead a fortunate event that brought him enough wealth to study independently (source
The Greek monster Cyclops is comparable to a giant with the exception that Cyclops have one enormous eye on their face instead of two. Cyclops were know as Hephaestus’ workmen. They stayed in the Mt. Etna volcano and did any tasks Hephaestus had for them. Some Greek stories say that Cyclops were sons of the titans Uranus and Gaea. Polyphemus, the most famous Cyclops was involved in multiple Greek stories including the story of Odysseus and the story of Polyphemus and Galatea. Another extensive story the Cyclops took part in is Zeus and how he got his lightning bolt. Arges, Steropes, and Brontes were the storm gods but they were also Cyclops. It’s said that when they were imprisoned Zeus bravely helped them escape and in return they gave Zeus
Pluto should not be a planet, because it does not fit in the definition of “planet.” When Pluto was found it was considered a planet. Then an astronomer found something that he called Eris, this made other astronomers talked about what made a planet a "planet." This group decided that Pluto, and Eris were not really planets because of its size and location in space. Now, Pluto and objects like it are now called dwarf planets. According to Dr. Stern the astronomers who made this decision felt “that decision was based in part upon the growing realization that Pluto is far from the only large object in the Kuiper Belt, the ring of icy bodies that orbits the sun beyond Neptune. The IAU came up with a new definition of "planet”, they said the definition