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Earth Magnetic Field and Earth Magnetosphere by Bryan Brandenburg
Earth is surrounded by a magnetosphere, a region around an astronomical object in which phenomena are dominated or organized by its magnetic field and distorted by the solar wind. Read more

International Space Station
The International Space Station (ISS) is a manned research space facility that is being assembled in orbit around the Earth. Read more

Planet Uranus with Moons by Bryan Brandenburg
Uranus has twenty-seven known moons. The first two moons (Titania and Oberon) were discovered by William Herschel on March 13, 1787... Read more

Jupiter and Moons by Bryan Brandenburg
Jupiter has at least 63 moons. The four large moons, known as the "Galilean moons", are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. Read more

The Sun by Bryan Brandenburg
The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. The Earth and other matter orbit the Sun, which by itself accounts for more than 99% of the solar system's mass. Read more

Colonization of the Moon by Bryan Brandenburg
As technology has advanced and concerns about the future of humanity on Earth have increased, the argument that space colonization is an achievable and worthwhile goal has gained momentum. Read more