Day 5 - December 4
The astronauts are getting ready to enter the International Space Station (ISS). That's right! In four days they will visit the crew aboard the Station.
Russian cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev, along with American astronaut Bill Shepherd, are the first "inhabitants" of the ISS. The crew of the Station left on Halloween, from Baikonour in Kazakhstan, aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. Known as Expedition 1, they will be living on the Space Station for four months. Marc and the members of his mission are Expedition 1st visitors.
Questions / Answers
What is the family of celestial elements orbiting the Sun called?
The solar system. It is made up of planets, satellites, comets and asteroids.
What element does not belong? Mercury, Mars, Venus, North Star, Earth, Neptune, Uranus, Saturne, Jupiter
The North Star is not a planet of the solar system. This star shows where the north is since it is located almost directly over the terrestrial North Pole.
What is a star?
A star is a celestial element made up of gas which burns at a very high temperature. Stars irradiate light and warmth.
What is a galaxy?
A galaxy is a gathering of billions (B) of stars, gas and interstellar dust. There are billions (B) of galaxies in the Universe such as the Milky Way in which the solar system and Earth can be found.
What is an atom?
An atom is the smallest unity of matter. It is composed of even smaller particles called "protons", "neutrons" (which forms the core of the atom), and "electrons" (which "orbit" the core).
Also available: The list of all questions of the Space 2000 Project
Mission: Sun Contest
Name one of the prettiest effects of solar power.
The rainbow. A rainbow occurs when the Sun's rays travel through humid air or rain. The suspended droplets of water in the air break down the light rays into a series of colours that ranges from red to purple. Have you ever seen a rainbow? When and where? What was the weather like? What time of day was it?
|Mercury||4 878 Kilometres (Km)|
|Venus||12 104 (Km)|
|Earth||12 756 (Km)|
|Mars||6 794 (Km)|
|Jupiter||142 800 (Km)|
|Saturn||120 000 (Km)|
|Uranus||51 800 (Km)|
|Neptune||49 600 (Km)|
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