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THE SOLAR

SYSTEM
BIGGEST STAR
• THE PLANET CLOSEST TO THE
SUN.
• THE PLANET MERCURY IS
APPROXIMATELY 4879 KM IN
DIAMETER AND ABOUT 57
BILLION KM AWAY FROM THE
SUN.
• PLANET CAN BE SEEN IN THE
EARLY- MORNING OR EARLY
EVENING SKY,SO IT IS
SOMETIMES CALLED”THE
MORNING STAR”
• THE PLANET VENUS IS THE
SECOND PLANET FROM THE SUN.
• FROM THE SUN AND THE
MOON,VENUS IS THE BRIGHTEST
OBJECT IN THE SKY AS SEEN
FROM EARTH.
• VENUS IS ABOUT 12 104 KM IN
DIAMETER AND APPROXIMATELY
108 MILLION KM AWAY FROM
THE SUN.
• VENUS IS CALLED “EARTH’S
SISTER PLANET BECAUSE IT IS
ALMOST AS BIG AS EARTH.
• THE PLANET EARTH GOT ITS NAME
FROM THE OLD ENGLISH WORD
EORTHE,WHICH MEANS “GROUND”.
• THE ONLY PLANET NOT NAMED AFTER
A ROMAN MYTHOLOGICAL GOD OR
GODDESS.
• EARTH IS THE THIRD PLANET FROM
THE SUN.
• PLANET KNOWN TO SUPPORT LIFE.
• ATMOSPERE ON EARTH CONSISTS OF
AROUND 78% NITROGEN AND 21%
OXYGEN,WHICH HUMANS AND
OTHER LIVING THINGS NEED FOR
EXCISTENCE.
• MARS IS THE FOURTH PLANET FROM THE
SUN.
• NAMED AFTER THE ROMAN GOD OF WAR.
• IT IS CALLED THE “RED PLANET”BECAUSE
ITS SURFACE IS COVERED WITH BRIGHT
REDDISH PATCHES CAUSED BY IRON
OXIDE,A MINERAL THAT IS FOUND ON THE
SURFACE OF MARS.
• ATMOSPHERE OF MARS IS THNNER THAN
THAT OF EARTH.
• MARS HA ICE CAPS AT ITS NORTH AND
SOUTH POLAR REGIONS.
• JUPITER WHICH NAMED AFTER THE
CHIEF ROMAN GOD,IS THE LARGEST OF
THE JOVIAN PLANETS AND IN THE SOLAR
SYSTEM.
• A DIAMETER OF APPROXIMATELY 142
984 KM AND IS 779.41 MILLION KM
AWAY FROM THE SUN.
• JUPITER ROTATES ON ITS AXIS FOR
APPROXIMATELY 9 HOURS AND 55
MINUTES.
• JUPITER HAS THE GREAT RED SPOT.
• THE SECOND LARGEST PLANET,IS
NAMED AFTER THE ROMAN GOD
OF AGRICULTURE.
• SATURN TURNS ON ITS AXIS FOR
ABOUT 10 HOURS AND 40
MINNUTES.
• SATURN TAKES APPROXIMATELY
10 759.2 DAYS TO COMPLETE
ONE REVOLUTION AROUNT THE
SUN.
• OUT OF THE 62 MOONS
DISCOVERED IN SATURN,ONLY 53
MOONS ARE OFFICIALLY NAMED.
• TITAN,ATLAS,AND COLAPSO ARE
SOME OF THESE MOONS.
• URANUS,THE SEVENTH PLANET
FROM THE SUN,WAS NAMED
AFTER THE ROMAN GOD OF THE
SKY.
• A BLUE-GREEN GAS GIANT WHEN
SEEN IN THE SKY BECAUSE OF
THE PRESENCE OF METHANE IN
ITS ATMOSPHERE.
• URANUS IS APPROXIMATELY 51
118 KM IN DIAMETER AND
ABOUT 2871 MILLION KM AWAY
FROM THE SUN.
• URANUS TAKES ABOUT 17
HOURS AND 14 MINUTES TO
ROTATE ON ITS AXIS.
• NEPTUNE,WHICH NAMED AFTER
THE ROMAN GOD OF THE SEA,IS
THE SMALLEST OF THE GAS GIANTS.
• IT IS ABOUT APPROXIMATELY 4498
MILLION KM AWAY,MAKING IT THE
FARTHEST PLANET FROM THE SUN.
• AXIS IN AROUND 19 HOURS AND
17 MINUTES.
• TAKES NEARLY 60 190 DAYS OR
164.8 EARTH YEARS TO REVOLVE
AROUND THE SUN.