How Far is the Moon from the Earth?
Measuring the Distance to the Moon The distance between the Earth and the Moon is not constant and varies throughout the year due to the elliptical orbit of the Moon around the Earth. Measuring the distance to the Moon accurately has been a scientific challenge for centuries. One of the earliest methods of measuring the Moon’s distance was by using…Read More »
How Many Earths Can Fit on the Sun?
Understanding the Size of the Sun The Sun is the largest object in our solar system, with a diameter of about 1.4 million kilometers (870,000 miles). It makes up over 99% of the mass in the solar system, with the remaining mass shared by all the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets combined. To put the size of the Sun into…Read More »