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42 planets and moons in a fun online astronomy learning game.

"Astro War Cards" is a free online knowledge level game, to learn 42 planets from the the Solar system by their size. It is a remake of the classical war cards, but with planets. Draw a card and the planet with the bigger radius wins. A small Astronomy Class game for desktop computers, laptops and tablets, which may be played in the web browser. Browser learning game, suitable for online classes and interactive lessons. The game is part of the Interactive Astronomy Observatory educational tools. Background image by ESA/Hubble.



This fun learning game include the the following space bodies:
  • Star
  • Planets
  • Gas giants
  • Moons (satellites)
  • Dwarf planets
  • Asteroids
Astro War Cards Picture

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How to play Astro War Cards.

The game is a remake of a standard war cards, where two players divide the card deck equally. Every player draw a card from the top of his deck, and the card with the bigger value wins, then the winner gets the two cards. If the two players draw the same card, then "war" is declared and every player draws 3 more cards where the value of the last card defines the winner and he/she gets all the cards. The game is played while one player is left with no cards. To draw a card click on your deck, or press "d" key. To stop the game phase and examine the cards press "s" and to continue press "s" again.



Knowledge Achievements:
Know 5 planets, that are bigger than Mars.
Difficulty: easy.
Winning the game rewards +1 Knowledge Level on Planeta 42.

Astro War Cards Screenshot

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Class subject: Planets by size.

As we can hardly grasp all the space bodies discovered in the Solar System as for 2018, there are 42 notable planets and moons with different sizes. For example, there are at least 5 moons, which are bigger than Pluto planet. And some sattelites, like those of Mars are as big as 5 kilometers in radius. The information about the planet is collected from Wikipedia as it appears on September 08 2018. Here are all of the astronomy cards, they may be used free for other creative projects and learning the planet sizes:

Sun
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Sun png
Jupiter png
Saturn png
Uranus png
Neptune
Earth
Venus
Mars
Neptune png
Earth png
Venus png
Mars png
Ganymede
Titan
Mercury
Callisto
Ganymede png
Titan png
Mercury png
Callisto png
Io
Moon
Europa
Triton
Io png
Moon png
Europa png
Triton png
Pluto
Eris
Haumea
Titania
Pluto png
Eris png
Haumea png
Titania png
Rhea
Oberon
Iapetus
Makemake
Rhea png
Oberon png
Iapetus png
Makemake png
Charon
Umbriel
Ariel
Dione
Charon png
Umbriel png
Ariel png
Dione png
Quaoar
Tethys
Sedna
Ceres
Quaoar png
Tethys  png
Sedna png
Ceres png
Vesta
Enceladus
Miranda
Mimas
Vesta png
Enceladus png
Miranda png
Mimas png
Hyperion
Janus
Prometheus
Nix
Hyperion png
Janus png
Prometheus png
Nix png
Phobos
Deimos
Phobos png
Deimos png

This astronomy lesson may answer the following questions:

1. Which is the biggest planet in the Solar system?

2. Is Mars bigger than Earth?

3. Which moon is bigger than Pluto?

4. How big is Jupiter?

5. How small are the moons of Mars?


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