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The Voyages

Pinpointing the explorer's whereabouts on October 12, 1492 Watch this video to discover Columbus's role in the "discovery" of the the New World and his c…

Last Words

Last WordsThe next day was Sunday, and a goodly troop of young and old set forth to church.—some driving, some walking, all enjoying the lovely weather and the happy quietude which comes…

Voyager (U.S.)

Destination: Jupiter and Saturn. Launched: Aug. 20 (Voyager 2) and Sept. 5 (Voyager 1), 1977. Mission: To explore Jupiter and the other outer planets. Launched in 1977, Voyager 1 and Voyage…

Jo's Last Scrape

Jo's Last ScrapeThe March family had enjoyed a great many surprises in the course of their varied career, but the greatest of all was when the Ugly Duckling turned out to be, not a swan, but a…

Flatland: Other Worlds

Other Worlds 9 - How I tried to teach the Theor... How I then tried to diffuse the Theory of Three Dimensions by other means, and of the result My failure with my Grandson …

Flatland: Other Worlds

Other Worlds 21 - How I tried to teach the Theor... How I then tried to diffuse the Theory of Three Dimensions by other means, and of the result My failure with my Grandson…

Candide: Candide's Voyage to Constantinople

Candide and Martin Sup with S... What Befell Candide, Cunegund... Candide's Voyage to Constantinople The trusty Cacambo had already engaged the captain of the Turkish ship that was …

Other Notable Saturnian Moons

The other four largest moons of Saturn are Tethys, Dione, Rhea, and Iapetus. Tethys is 650 mi (1,060 km) in diameter. Its surface is heavily cratered, and it has a huge, globe-girdling canyon…

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: October 9, 1805

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark October 8, 1805October 10, 1805October 9, 1805 Octo. 9th all day drying our roots good & articles which got wet in the Canoe last night. our 2…