One-stop guide to our Solar System

Solar System
I just came across NASA’s terrific one-stop guide to our Solar System and wanted to share it with you quickly. It’s a great quick reference with links to more in-depth materials. Click on the graphic below to get started:

Solar System - the 8 planets

Featured image credit: Kira, 5th Grade, Palm Crest Elementary, La Canada, Calif (17 July 2003) – sourced from NASA.

The journey to Mars

Listen to me:

I’m really looking forward to the movie, “The Martian“. The latest trailer looks awesome:

As cool as the movie looks, the real-life #JourneyToMars is even more spectacular. NASA JPL released a retrospective video titled “50 Years of Mars Exploration” showcasing highlights from Humanity’s 50 year history exploring Mars. 50 years!

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs has loads of awesome videos on YouTube and it is definitely worth subscribing to JPL’s channel. By the way, did you notice the soundtrack in this video? Sounds a lot like the Transformers soundtracks by Steve Jablonsky.

Another great video to watch is this one titled “11 Years and Counting – Opportunity on Mars” that chronicles the Opportunity rover’s discoveries on Mars:

My favourite video is still “Seven Minutes of Terror: The Challenges of Getting to Mars“:

You can follow updates about Humanity’s journey to Mars using the #JourneyToMars hashtag on Twitter too:

Image credit: Daybreak at Gale Crater from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, licensed CC BY 2.0


This post was originally published on my blog as “The history of Humanity’s #JourneyToMars” on 2015-08-23