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May 3, 2007 / milesandhisfavorites

Miles’s Science Encyclopedia Part Two

Astronomy:

Outer space is amazing.  When you think about space, you usually think about the sun, the moon and the stars.  But actually there’s way more to that than meets the eye.  For example, you thought the only planet in the whole universe was Earth?  But actually there are nine planets in our Solar System. 

Here is a color picture of Jupiter.   Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun.  It also has a huge red spot, which is actually a hurricane.  Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System

Now, our Solar System is in the galaxy The Milky Way.  Here’s a picture of a spiral galaxy. The Milky Way looks like it.
 

Not only can you find pictures of outer space on the Internet or in books and such, but scientists are actually launching spacecraft into outer space to get snapshots of The Milky Way.   Here is a picture taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.  It is part of the Eagle Nebula.

Thank you for reading Miles’s Science Encyclopedia!  Next time, we check out the biggest dig. Paleontology!

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  1. crt / May 3 2007 1:56 am

    Dear Miles,

    I like this section on outer space a lot– I think your picture selection is quite good.

    If you could go anywhere in space where would you like to go? I think I’d like to see the rings of Saturn.

    Your friend from AAP,
    crt

  2. Aunt Beth / May 3 2007 4:45 am

    Dear Miles:

    Making your own website is totally amazing. I wish I knew how to do it so Gabi could make one too.

    A little late with the happy birthday, big smart guy, but happy birthday from your family in Minnesota! Come visit us so you can see the Northern Lights!

    Love,
    Aunt Beth

  3. Sally / May 23 2007 9:06 pm

    Miles,
    I am 5 years old and think that it is not fair that Pluto is not a planet anymore. Mommy says it is still in outerspace but that some scientists think it should not be a planet. Do you think so, too? I think Neptune is cool and Saturn, too. Which one is on it’s side again? Is it Neptune or Uranus? I can never remember. Thanks. From Sally.

  4. milesandhisfavorites / May 24 2007 12:19 am

    Sally,
    The answer to your question is Uranus. Also, I think it isn’t fair, too. Pluto should be a planet. Besides, they always said the solar system has nine planets. Without Pluto,there would only be eight!

    Thanks for reading my blog, and I appreciate even more comments.
    Miles

  5. tiera / Apr 21 2008 11:01 pm

    your pictures are great (infomation too)!!!!

  6. milesandhisfavorites / Mar 8 2009 12:24 pm

    I heard someone commented on the first post ever wondering how I got that galaxy picture. Honestly, I forgot. It was about a year ago!

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