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Solar System:
 
 

The solar system consists of a sun and all the objects those are revolving around it. The objects revolving around it includes

1.      9 planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) along with their satellites (moons) that travel around planets.  

2.      Asteroids which are planet like objects.

3.      Chunks of iron and stone called meteoroids.

4.      Bodies made of dust and foreign gases known as Comets.

5.      Drifting particles called interplanetary dust and electrically charged gas called plasma.

 The sun contains 99.85% of all the matter of the solar system.

 

Sun: Diameter: 1,384,000 km

Age: 4.5 billion years

Distance from the earth: 149.8 km

Core temperature: 15,000,000k

Satellites: 9 planets

Density: 1.41 g/cm3

 

Mercury (god of commerce, eloquence and skill):  

Diameter: 4,849 km

            Moons: none

            Density: 5.43 g/cm3

            Distance from the sun: 57.6 million km

            Time to orbit the sun: 88 days

 

Venus (goddess of spring, beauty and bloom):

Diameter: 12,032 km

            Moons: none

            Density: 5.24 g/cm3

            Distance from the sun: 107.52 million km

            Time to orbit the sun: 225 days

 

Earth: Diameter: 12,739 km

            Moons: 1

            Density: 5.52 g/cm3

            Distance from the sun: 149.8 million km

            Time to orbit the sun: 365 days

 

Mars (god of war):

Diameter: 6,755 km

            Moons: 2 (Phobos, Deimos)

            Density: 3.93 g/cm3

            Distance from the sun: 225.6 million km

            Time to orbit the sun: 687 days

 

Jupiter (ruler of gods and all men):

Diameter: 141,968 km

            Moons: 16

            Density: 1.33 g/cm3

            Distance from the sun: 772.8 million km

            Time to orbit the sun: 11.86 years

It is considered as the largest planet of the solar system.

 

Saturn (god of agriculture):

Diameter: 119,296 km

            Moons: 30

            Density: 0.69 g/cm3

            Distance from the sun: 1,417.6 million km

            Time to orbit the sun: 29.46 years

It is the second largest planet of the solar system. The rings around the Saturn are composed of thousands of rippling, spiraling bands of icy rocks and dust.

 

Uranus (god of heaven):

Diameter: 52,096 km

            Moons: 21

            Density: 1.32 g/cm3

            Distance from the sun: 2,852.8 million km

            Time to orbit the sun: 84.01 years

 

Neptune (god of the sea):

           Diameter: 49,000 km

            Moons: 8

            Density: 1.64 g/cm3

            Distance from the sun: 4,497 million km

            Time to orbit the sun: 164.80 years 

 

Pluto (god of underworld and death):

            Diameter: 3,040 km

            Moons: 1 (Charon)

            Density: 2.06 g/cm3

            Distance from the sun: 5,865.6 million km

            Time to orbit the sun: 247.70 years

Pluto is considered as the smallest, the farthest, the darkest and the coldest planet of the solar system

 
 
 

 

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