It is well know that we can measure the spinning of the Earth with a Foucault pendulum. But, is there a similar experiment for the rotation of the Earth around the Sun? I would like to know if we ...
The articles I found on radiation in the solar system mostly dealt with solar wind, I wonder about other types. Is there a breakdown that tells me, withhin an order of magnitude, at least what ...
The Voyager 1 probe was sent out in 1977 to go where no man made object has gone before, after more than 35 years it’s still going strong. It’s now 124 AU away from Earth and many are wondering when ...
how are the comets able to keep to a nearly fixed orbital period, though they lose a certain amount of mass during their perihelion?
The heliopause is now estimated to be something around 100 AU (1 AU = Astronomical unit = about the earth sun distance). See the wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliosphere From ...