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Planet Facts

Read some really neat facts about the planets in our solar system!

I've listed them in order from closest to furthest from the sun: 

  • Mercury
  • Venus
  • Earth
  • Mars
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Neptune
  • Pluto
Mercury takes 59 days to make a rotation but only 88 days to circle the Sun.  that means that there are fewer than 2 days in a year!

mercury facts

venus facts

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water!


earth facts


mars facts

Mars is the home of Olympus Mons, the largest volcano found in the solar system.  It stands about 27 kilometers high with a crater 81 kilometers wide.

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system, but it spins very quickly on its axis.  A day on Jupiter lasts only 9 hours and 55 minutes.


jupiter facts


saturn facts

Saturn is the second biggest planet, but itfs also the lightest planet.  If there was a bathtub big enough to hold Saturn, it would float in the water!

Uranusf axis is at a 97 degree angle, meaning that it orbits on its side!

uranus facts

neptune facts

Neptune was discovered in 1846 (over 150 years ago).  Since that time it has still yet to make a complete orbit around the sun, because one Neptune year lasts 165 Earth years!

Plutofs orbit sometimes brings it closer to the Sun than Neptune.  It jumped ahead of Neptune on September 5, 1989 and remained there until February, 1999 when it went back to being the farthest.

pluto facts