Formation of the Earth and Moon

This animation demonstrates how the Earth and the Moon were formed.

The Moon

The Moon is the Earth's only satellite

The Cassini-Huygens Mission (1997-2017)

The Cassini spacecraft was exploring Saturn and its moons for nearly 20 years.

Comets

Comets are spectacular celestial bodies orbiting the Sun.

Continents and oceans

Dry land on the surface of Earth is divided into continents which are separated by oceans.

Lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipses occur when the Moon passes through the shadow cone of Earth

Geographical discoveries (15th-17th century)

Legendary geographical discoveries at the beginning of the Modern Age had not only...

Solar eclipse

When the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are arranged in a straight line, the Moon can partially...

The Dawn mission

Studying Ceres and Vesta will help us learn more about the early history of the Solar...

The life-cycle of the Solar System

The formation of the Sun and the planets started with the contraction of a dust cloud...

Earth

The Earth is a rocky planet with a solid crust and oxygen in its atmosphere.

Yuri Gagarin's journey to outer space (1961)

Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space on 12 April 1961.

Countries of the World

Learning about the geographic location, capitals and flags of the world´s countries...

Geographic coordinate system

The geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be exactly specified.

Structure of the Earth (intermediate)

The Earth is composed of several spherical layers.

The Sun

The diameter of the Sun is about 109 times that of the Earth. Most of its mass consists...

Change of seasons (intermediate)

Due to the Earth´s tilted axis, the angle of the Sun's rays at given latitudes...

Children´s room

The animation helps to develop space perception.

The Solar System; planetary orbits

The orbits of the 8 planets in our Solar System are elliptical.

Planets, sizes

The inner planets of the Solar System are terrestrial planets while the outer planets are...

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