Who are the Greek gods of the Planets?

Many of the planets, as with many of the months, take their name from Roman gods and leaders. ‘July’, for example, is a shortening of ‘Julius’, as in Julius Caesar. Similarly, ‘August’ is named in honor of Augustus Caesar (also known as Octavian) who became emperor of ancient Rome…

The Story of Earth

The very place which is under lucky stars: Earth. We come from the Earth and will one day return to it but how much do we know about it? How old is it? How and when did it form? What is it made of? For how much of Earth’s life have humans around?…

What are the Chances of an Asteroid Hitting Earth?

Since Wilhelm Olbers’ discovery of Pallas, asteroids have become a well-known feature of our night sky. How much do we actually know about them? Everyone has heard of an asteroid and everyone has heard of the possibility of them ending life on earth as we know it.…