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Planets in Solar System
Our Solar system was formed around 4.6 billion years ago. There are total eight planets in Solar System along with dwarf planets, asteroids and other astronomical objects. These eight planets are Earth, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Jupiter is the largest and Mercury is the smallest of all of them.
- Earth: – Our planet is the third from the Sun. It is the only planet known to have an atmosphere that contains oxygen. It has one large natural satellite, moon. It is also the only planet which is not named after A Roman or Greek deity.
- Mercury: – Mercury is the smallest of all the eight planets. This planet has no water and its temperatures vary between -180°C and 430°C. It speeds through space at 50 km/second that also makes it the fastest planet. It is also the reason why Romans named it after their swift-footed messenger god.
- Venus: – Venus is the only planet to be named after a female figure. It is the second brightest object I the night sky after the moon. This planet is very similar to earth in terms of size and material. With temperatures reaching about 460°C, it is the hottest planet of the solar system.
- Mars: – It is the fourth planet from the Sun. It is also known as the Red Planet because of its rusty brown colour caused by iron-rich minerals in its regoliths.
- Saturn: – This planet does not have a proper solid surface because it is mainly made up of gases with a small rocky core. It is the lightest and second biggest of all other planets. Rings of this planet are as wide as 22 planet earths all in a row but are only 30 feet thick.
- Jupiter: – It is the largest planet in the entire solar system. It also has some of the largest moons in the Solar System. The red spot of Jupiter is the biggest, most violent storm in the known universe.
- Uranus: – This planet is named after the father of the Roman god Saturn. It was discovered in 1781 by William Herschel. After Saturn, it is the second least dense planet.
- Neptune: – Neptune is the furthest planet from the Sun and it takes 165 years for Neptune to go once around the Sun. This planet has supersonic winds. Due to its blue coloration, it was named after the Roman god of the Sea.