classical planets Archive

Sciency Words: Ice Giant

Depending on whom you ask, our Solar System has either four gas giants or only two.

Sciency Words: Venus Syndrome

Turning Venus into another Earth is, in short, difficult. So instead, how about we turn Earth

Let’s Fix Venus

Venus wants to kill you. With its sulfuric acid clouds, dangerously high atmospheric pressure, absurdly high

Sciency Words: Global Resurfacing Event

Sometime between 300 and 600 million years ago, Venus experienced what scientists call a global resurfacing

Colonizing Venus

Could we colonize Venus? Sure. It’s definitely possible, and there may be good scientific reasons for

Sciency Words: The Anomalous Precession of the Perihelion of Mercury

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably looked at planetary orbits and asked yourself: why does