On this date in 1995 the Space Shuttle Atlantis docked with the Mir Space Station. It had been 20 years since something like this had occurred. This type of cooperation led the way to the International Space Station.
Saturn is the 2nd largest planet in the solar system. It has a diameter of roughly 72,000 miles, which makes Saturn 9 times larger than Earth.
Did you know that Earth’s atmosphere contains 78% Nitrogen gas and 21% Oxygen gas. The atmosphere of Venus contains over 90% carbon dioxide gas and less than 5% Nitrogen gas. Venus is visible in the west around 9:00 tonight.
Saturn is the 2nd largest planet in the solar system. Its famous ring structure is made up of countless objects most of which are microscopic in size. They are mostly water ice with trace amounts of rocky material.