what technology has help us understand the solar system and what happens in space? Space Questions By Kaylee Beard
TelescopesThe Hubble Space Telescope wasdeployed from the Space shuttleDiscovery during STS-31 on April 25,1990. Since then, there have been 5servicing missions that continued toupgrade the telescopes scientificinstruments and operationalsystems. Hubble reached a majormilestone, its 20th anniversary inorbit, on April 24, 2010.
Our Earth is just one of 11 differentplanets including the Sun and Pluto.They are all in a alignment andhopefully will stay that way.There is no sign of life on otherplanets but scientist believe that ifcertain small things happen to theother terrestrial planets then therecould become life on these planetmars and others.
Gas giants are big balls of gasthat float around in spaceA gas giant planet is a big ballof gas. Made of rock or othersolid stuff. There are four gasgiants in the Solar System:•Jupiter•Saturn•Uranus•Neptune
Terrestrial planets are like our very ownearth. They are made of rock and stone ionand lots of other things. The reason whythere is life on earth is because we are in theperfect spot in our solar system to make lifeand have oxygen and nitrogen so we can lifeand we have water so that we can survive onplanet earth.The terrestrial planets are• Mars• Earth• Mercury• Venus