Here at RocketSTEM our goal has always been to educate and inspire the next generation of explorers. With that in mind during these unusual times of isolation, we’ve added new educational sections to our website. “The More You Know” tackles a single subject — be it a stellar object, space mission, person or place — and gives you a basic understanding of it. “QuizMe” tests your knowledge of a subject with a 10 person quiz. You’ll get the results instantly after clicking the Finish button, as well as being shown the correct answers and additional details related to the question. While not a substitute for actual teachers in classrooms, we hope these new areas will keep your mind busy while you are social distancing at home.

The planet Mars is probably the most studied planet, other than Earth, in our solar system. Like Earth, Mars is a terrestrial planet, as opposed to a gas planet like Jupiter for example. Mars is often referred to as the Red Planet, due to the brownish-red color of its surface caused by iron oxide in …

Mercury is the first planet in our Solar System and one of the closest planets to Earth. Thanks to this, we have known about its existence since ancient times and we have studied and learned a lot about it. It is one of the most interesting planets because it has helped us understand a lot …

The Jovian system encompasses Jupiter, its rings and moons. Jupiter was reputedly discovered by the Babylonians some 9,000 years ago. Its moons were discovered by Galileo, in 1610, observed through a refracting telescope. The planet Jupiter Jupiter is the fifth planet in our Solar System counting out from the Sun, with an average orbital distance …