The mysterious moons of Mars Phobos and Deimos are in the focus of scientists’ attention. They probably keep a lot of secrets
The dwarf planet Makemake is interesting for its unusual chemical composition. However, it is too far from Earth to think about sending a spacecraft there in the next dozens of years. But there is no doubt that sooner or later a brave astronaut will step on the surface of this celestial body.
The Kuiper Belt surrounds the Solar System and is an integral part of it. Scientists still don’t know how exactly it was formed.
The solar system is our home, but one day humanity will reach other stars. In the meantime, we can only explore the planets closest to us and dream of colonizing them.
Dwarf planets are similar to regular ones, but their gravity power is too low to let them take a dominant position in their surroundings. At the same time, they can theoretically exceed the size of ordinary planets, although there are no such examples yet.
Despite the fact that Pluto has lost its status as a planet, the interest of scientists in it hasn’t faded. Several unmanned spacecrafts will explore its surface in next decade, and we will undoubtedly learn a lot about it. Exploring Pluto may shed light on the mystery surrounding the origin of the Solar System.
The planet Mercury is almost unexplored until now. Getting there is a difficult task, and any spacecraft approaching it will have to withstand the monstrous temperature due to the proximity of the Sun. But perhaps, human settlements will be built on Mercury someday… Who can say for sure now?
The gas planet Saturn attracts the attention of many astronomers because of its rings. It is It’s known now that other gas giants have rings also, but in the past, Saturn was considered utterly unique. Perhaps, his rings will become a source of valuable resources for humanity in the future.
Jupiter is so huge that the Earth could sink into it easily. This gas planet is second in size to the Sun only, and its powerful gravity protects our planet from the comets and asteroids.
In the past, people believed that Venus is an Earth-like planet. But the reality turned out to be much more severe, and the first explorations uncovered that this planet is a real infernal cauldron.