Curiosities are a big thing in the space world, and that’s the case for Mars and Venus, which are both being explored by NASA and other space agencies.
With the new NASA mission, the US agency is expanding its scope to include planets and moons in the hunt for life, which could be useful to scientists in the future.
As part of this expansion, NASA will be looking at the planets and moon of the inner Solar System.
Curiosities have become increasingly popular in the last few years, with people on social media posting images of their planets or moons, along with captions that read, “Curiosites are amazing” or “You can’t get more awesome than this.”
The list of amazing objects is endless, but here are some of the most notable: Mars, Earth’s sister moon, has a large crater in its south pole and a giant asteroid called Bennu.
Venus, Earth and the moon’s nearest neighbor, is also in a deep crater and contains a giant planet, Titan.
Earth, Venus and Titan are also big and heavy.
Titan is about 40 times the mass of Earth.
Mars is much smaller, only about 5.5 miles across.
The Earth is the only planet that is not located in the Solar System, as its orbit is very elliptical.
Mars has an orbit that takes it around the Sun and the Sun itself, while Venus orbits the Earth, and Earth is a bit farther away.