Archive for April, 2013

There is a shocking lack of anaglyph images for the outer Jovian planets. Neptune rotates on its axis once every 16 Earth hours, and it takes 165 Earth years to orbit the Sun. It is the most dense of the Jovian planets at 1.64 g/cm3, and has a crazy magnetic field similar to Uranus’, tilted […]


I wanted to put a compilation video of Bradley from Stickin’ Around talking about Uranus, but apparently such a thing does not yet exist.  Therefore, I will have to torrent the entire show, create one, and will replace this note with it as soon as it’s done.  Sorry for the lack of hilarity. There are […]


My favourite! Largely because it involves my favourite moon in the Solar system: Titan. Like Jupiter, Saturn also spins extremely fast, making a rotation in only 10.2 Earth hours, and it revolves around the sun in 29.5 Earth years. It’s density is only 0.69 g/cm3, meaning that if you could find a swimming pool large […]


Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun, and is the first of the Jovian planets, or gas giants. It spins very fast, having a rotation period of just 10 Earth hours, and it takes 11.9 Earth years to revolve around the Sun. Being made almost entirely of gas, it has a low density of […]


There’s a section on the K/T mass extinction event in the notes, but because I took an entire class last year on this subject, I’m not going to bother writing a blog post for study purposes.  So instead of reading my notes, please take a substantially greater amount of time to watch this amusing documentary, […]


Meteorites Meteorites are solid bodies of the inner solar system that have impacted Earth. Here are a few amusing links regarding the finding of meteorites on Earth’s surface: Meteorite identification questions: http://meteorite.museums.ualberta.ca/identify.pdf Meteorwrong: http://meteorite.museums.ualberta.ca/browseresults.php?txt=5 – a collection of things that are commonly mistaken for meteorites, but are definitely not. Most originate from the asteroid belt, […]


Because the notes on Mars are also freaking long (see my notes on the Moon), I will also be glossing over whatever I can here. Basically, it’s the fourth planet from the Sun, rotates on its axis once every 24.5 Earth days, and orbits the sun in 1.88 Earth years. It’s only a little bigger […]