Voyager space probes
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.
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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 inner planets of the Solar System are terrestrial planets while the outer planets are gas giants.
Studying Ceres and Vesta will help us learn more about the early history of the Solar System and how rocky planets are formed.
The formation of the Sun and the planets started with the contraction of a dust cloud about 4.5 billion years ago.
The New Horizons space probe was launched in 2006, with the objective to study Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.
This animation presents some interesting facts in the field of astronomy.
Space probes and Mars rovers examine the structure of Mars and possible traces of life.
Satellites orbiting the Earth can be used for civilian or military purposes.
The Hubble Space Telescope orbits outside the distorting influence of Earth´s atmosphere.
The International Space Station is a habitable satellite built with the cooperation of 16 countries.
The three important laws describing planetary motion were formulated by Johannes Kepler.
The Kepler space telescope was launched by NASA to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars
A demonstration of nearby planets, stars and galaxies.
The Space Shuttle was a manned, reusable spacecraft operated by NASA.
The Soviet-made satellite was the first spacecraft to be launched into outer space (in October 1957).
This animation shows optical and radiotelescopes used in astronomical observation.
The Cassini spacecraft was exploring Saturn and its moons for nearly 20 years.
The orbits of the 8 planets in our Solar System are elliptical.
This animation demonstrates the process of star development for average and massive stars.
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.
Observatories are often built at high elevations to minimise the effects of atmospheric turbulence
A wide variety of optical instruments are in use today, ranging from microscopes to telescopes.
The Global Positioning System consists of 24 satellites but only 4 have to be visible for positioning.
Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space on 12 April 1961.
Nuclear fusion will serve as an environmentally friendly and practically unlimited source of energy.
This animation introduces the studies of astronomers and physicists whose works fundamentally changed our view of the universe.