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Space probes and Mars rovers examine the structure of Mars and possible traces of life.
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Possible traces of water and life are sought on Mars.
The diameter of our galaxy is about 100,000 light years; it contains more than 100 billion stars, one of which is our Sun.
The formation of the Sun and the planets started with the contraction of a dust cloud about 4.5 billion years ago.
The orbits of the 8 planets in our Solar System are elliptical.
The Hubble Space Telescope orbits outside the distorting influence of Earth´s atmosphere.
A demonstration of nearby planets, stars and galaxies.
The inner planets of the Solar System are terrestrial planets while the outer planets are gas giants.
The Earth is a rocky planet with a solid crust and oxygen in its atmosphere.
This animation presents some interesting facts in the field of astronomy.
The Kepler space telescope was launched by NASA to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars
The largest satellite of Pluto is Charon.
Saturn is the second largest planet in the Solar System, easily recognisable by its rings.
The Space Shuttle was a manned, reusable spacecraft operated by NASA.
Venus is the 2nd planet from the Sun, the brightest object on the night sky (after the Moon).
Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space on April 12, 1961.
The International Space Station is a habitable satellite built with the cooperation of 16 countries.
Jupiter is the largest planet of the Solar System, it has two and a half times the mass of all the other planets combined.
The three important laws describing planetary motion were formulated by Johannes Kepler.
Mercury is innermost and smallest planet of the Solar System.
Neptune is the outermost planet of the Solar System, the smallest of the giant planets
The Global Positioning System consists of 24 satellites but only 4 have to be visible for positioning.
Satellites orbiting the Earth can be used for civilian or military purposes.
The Soviet-made satellite was the first spacecraft to be launched into outer space (in October 1957).
Studying Ceres and Vesta will help us learn more about the early history of the Solar System and how rocky planets are formed.
The New Horizons space probe was launched in 2006, with the objective to study Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.
Uranus is the 7th planet from the Sun, a gas giant.
The Voyager space probes were the first man-made objects to leave the Solar System. They gather data about outer space and carry information about humanity.
The animation shows the two-seater Lunar Rover used in the Apollo 15 mission
Neil Armstrong, one of the crew members of Apollo 11 was the first man to set foot on the Moon.
This animation introduces the studies of astronomers and physicists whose works fundamentally changed our view of the universe.
A spacecraft on its path is in a constant state of free fall.