The Planets in order from the sun- Plus interesting Planet facts

Sunday, July 26, 2020

The Planets in order and interesting facts

Mercury is both very hot and very cold because of how long it takes Mercury to rotate on its axis.

Mercury has many craters on its surface due to its thin atmosphere.

It only takes Mercury 88 days to revolve around the sun but slightly more than 58 days to rotate on its axis.

Venus is the hottest of all of the planets reaching a staggering 900 degrees Fahrenheit (465 celsius)

Venus has no moons or rings.

On Venus, the sun rises in the west and sets in the east because Venus spins backward on its axis.

Earth looks blue from space because about 70% of the Earth's surface is water.

Only 3% of the Earth’s water is freshwater.

Earth's atmosphere is 78 percent nitrogen, 21 percent oxygen, and 1 percent other ingredients which is the perfect balance to breathe and live.

Mars is the ‘red planet’ because of rust in its soil 

There are no rings around Mars.

Mars makes an orbit around the Sun in 687 Earth days.

Jupiter has 79 moons.

Jupiter rotates once about every 10 hours but takes about 12 Earth years to complete one orbit around the Sun.

Jupiter is a gas giant and lacks a solid surface.

Saturn's atmosphere is mostly made up of hydrogen (H2) and helium (He).

Saturn has a total of 82 moons.

Saturn has a spectacular ring system, with seven rings and several gaps between them.

Uranus gets its blue-green color from methane gas in the atmosphere.

Uranus was the first planet found with the aid of a telescope, 

The axis of Uranus is tilted 98 degrees, meaning it essentially spins on its side.

Neptune takes about 16 hours to rotate once and about 165 Earth years to orbit the sun 

The methane gas in the atmosphere gives Neptune its blue color.

Neptune is very cold and has the coldest average temperature of the planets.

The average temperature on Neptune is about minus 200 degrees Celsius (minus 392 degrees Fahrenheit).

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