1. The closest planet to the sun.
2. The sun appears 2 and a half times larger in Mercury’s sky compared to the Earth’s.
3. If you weigh 100 pounds on Earth, you would only weigh 37 pounds on Mercury.
4. Mercury’s sky is black and the stars probably can be seen during the day.
5. Mercury is the most iron rich planet in the Solar System with an iron core like Earth.
1. Venus used to have bodies of water similar to Earth but they dried up in 300 million years when the sun got hotter.
2. It takes 243 days for Venus to make a rotation and it takes 224 days for Venus to orbit around the sun.
3. Venus rotates so slowly that it orbits the sun faster than it can make one whole rotation on its axis. In other words, Venus has a longer day than year.
4. Venus is known as Earths’ twin sister because of its similar size and proximity to each other.
5. Venus is the most widely explored planet aside from our own Earth.
1. The Earth is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old. It travels through space at 660,000 miles per hour.
2. The oldest rocks in the world, the so-called St. Peter and St. Paul stones in the Atlantic Ocean, are 4 billion years old.
3. The Earth weighs 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
4. The earth rotates on its axis more slowly in March than in September.
5. If the Earth were compressed to a sphere with a 2-inch diameter, its surface would be as smooth as a billiard ball’s
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1. Mars is red because it is rusty. There is a lot of iron in the soil, and the air on Mars has made it turn red-just like rusty iron on Earth.
2. One of Mars’ moons, Phobos, is moving closer and closer to Mars. Scientists think that one day it will crash into Mars.
3. Mars has the tallest Volcano in the Solar System named Olympus Mons and it is 15 miles high which is three times the height of Mount Everest.
4. Like Earth, the poles of Mars are covered in ice. The ice becomes thicker in the winter.
5. At its brightest, Mars outshines every other planet apart from Venus.
1. If you weigh 100 pounds on Earth, you would weigh 264 pounds on Jupiter.
2. Jupiter has a mass 318 times greater than the Earth’s and a diameter that is 11 times larger.
3. The mass of Jupiter is 70% of the total mass of all the other planets in our Solar System.
4. Jupiter’s volume is large enough to contain 1,300 planets the size of Earth.
5. Jupiter rotates faster than any planet in the Solar System.
1. A 100 pound object on Earth would weight 116 pounds on Saturn.
2. Saturn has the lowest density of all the planets in the solar system. It is so light that it could actually float on water if there was an ocean big enough to hold it.
3. Saturn’s rings are made up of billions of pieces of rocks and dust.
4. Saturn has over 30 known Satellites, but many of them are small and faint.
5. Saturn has no solid surface. It is a giant ball of gas, but it does have a solid inner core.
1. Neptune is so far away that it took the space probe Voyager 2, 12 years to reach it.
2. Neptune is the stormiest planet. The winds there can blow up to 1,240 miles per hour, that is three times as fast as Earth’s Hurricanes.
3. The planet has has a system of thin dark rings but they are incomplete rings and are best described as arcs.
4. Neptune is a sea blue color due to the methane gas in its atmosphere.
5. Neptune once had a great dark spot similar to Jupiter.