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Our ever expanding solar system
by Dez Irving
Our ever Expanding Solar System
Mercury is the smallest planet.
Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun.
Your weight on Mercury would be 38% of your weight on Earth.
A solar day on the surface of Mercury lasts 176 Earth days.
A year on Mercury takes 88 Earth days.
Mars and Earth have approximately the same landmass
Mars is home to the tallest mountain in the solar system
Only 18 missions to Mars have been successful
Mars has the largest dust storms in the solar system
On Mars the Sun appears about half the size as it does on Earth
A day on Venus is longer than a year
Venus is hotter than Mercury despite being further away from the Sun
Unlike the other planets in our solar system, Venus spins clockwise on its axis
Venus is the second brightest natural object in the night sky after the Moon
Saturn's interior is most likely composed of a core of iron
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest planet in our solar system.
Saturn is the least dense planet in the Solar System
Saturn is a flattened ball
Uranus is the coldest planet in the Solar System
Uranus orbits the Sun on its side
A Season on Uranus lasts one long day – 42 years
Uranus is the second-least dense planet
The atmosphere of Uranus contains “ices”
Uranus has 27 moons: