The first voyage of James Cook
James Cook's legendary journey around the world proved to be enormously valuable for science.
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Venus is the 2nd planet from the Sun, the brightest object on the night sky (after the Moon).
Legendary geographical discoveries at the beginning of the Modern Age had not only redrawn maps, but also had a truly diverse impact.
Dry land on the surface of Earth is divided into continents which are separated by oceans.
English sailing ships were among the best ships in the 17th-19th centuries.
Several ingenious instruments have been invented over the centuries to help in navigating the seas.
Schooners, first built in the Netherlands in the 17th century, were mainly used as merchant ships.
The orbits of the 8 planets in our Solar System are elliptical.
Cannons also appeared in naval warfare.
The difference between the temperature of the polar and equatorial zones causes atmospheric circulation which is affected by a number of factors, including...
One of the largest marsupials.
Observatories are often built at high elevations to minimise the effects of atmospheric turbulence
The Great ocean conveyor is a planet-wide system of ocean currents, which has a great influence on the Earth´s climate.
Christopher Columbus' three-masted carrack, the Santa Maria was the flagship of his first, landmark voyage.
This animation shows optical and radiotelescopes used in astronomical observation.