Humans have yet to have set foot on a different planet, but today, from their limited vantage point on Earth, astronomers are able to notice a few breathtaking phenomena that are beyond human imagination. This episode reveals some of the greatest, most amazing, violent and impressive meteorological phenomena seen on other planets in the Solar System.
What’s Astronomy Shorts? It’s a series of short episodes that will give you a taste of the very diverse field of astronomy, hopefully enough to stir your curiosity. Each episode will reveal fascinating details and facts about celestial objects, space, and our universe as a whole. This is a shorter, perhaps lighter, version of Curious Minds, meant to satisfy your curiosity in between our regular Curious Minds episodes.
A journey to outer space has many dangers and challenges; but for those courageous astronauts, the trip might be worthwhile. Some of the planets and moons in the Solar System have views that are really, but really, out of this world: The Caloris Basin, Iapetus, and Miranda.