30 Facts about Planets and Solar system

Interesting Facts about Planets and Solar system.

The solar system is a bizarre place with its planets, mysterious moons and strange phenomena that are so out-of-this-world. 

Scientists have discovered ice-spewing volcanoes on Pluto and planets having rain of Diamonds and much more. 

Read on to find out some of the Interesting facts about planets and other incredible objects around the solar system.

Let's get started. 

# Fact 1 

No one knows who named the planet Earth

# Fact 2

All planets are named after the Gods and Goddesses of Roman and Greek mythology. 

Earth is the only planet which is not named after any god or goddess. 

# Fact 3

Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system. 

# Fact 4

It snows metal and rains Sulphuric acid on Venus. 

# Fact 5

The mass of Jupiter is more than the double of mass of the all other planets in our solar system combined. 

# Fact 6

Light take 4 hours to reach to Neptune from Sun. 
As a matter of fact, Light from Sun takes 8 minutes and 20 seconds to reach Earth

# Fact 7

The highest mountain in our solar system is on Mars. It is named as Olympus Mons. 

Olympus Mons is 25 km in height nearly three times the height of Mount Everest.

# Fact 8

The greatest temperature swing in our solar system is on Mercury

In daytime temperature raises to 450 degree Celsius and during night it falls to minus 170 degree Celsius. 

# Fact 9

Mars has longest Valley in our solar system. 

The name of the valley is Valles Marineris.

# Fact 10

Astronomers have discovered a planet named HD189733b,

where it rains glass (silicate) in winds of speed 7000 kilometre per hour this gives a blue colour to the planet. 
It is 63 light years away from us. 

# Fact 11

Jupiter is shrinking at a rate of about 2 cm each year as it radiates more heat than it receives from the Sun. 

# Fact 12

It rains diamonds on Jupiter and other gaseous planets like Neptune and Uranus. They contain Methane that at high pressure and temperature turn into diamonds which then falls on surface. 

# Fact 13

There is a planet named GLIESE 436B, which is known as the burning ice.

# Fact 14

The record for strongest wind in our solar system is for Neptune clocking at 2100 km per hour

# Fact 15

Titan (a moon on Saturn), is the only body in our solar system beyond earth that is known to have liquid on its surface. 

# Fact 16

The fastest rotating planet in Solar System is Jupiter. 

It takes less than 10 hours to complete one rotation on its own axis. 

# Fact 17

John couch Adams calculated the existence of Neptune using mathematics 

before the planet was ever observed.

# Fact 18

Neptune takes near the 165 Earth years to complete one orbit of Sun.

# Fact 19

We know more about Moon and Mars then we do know about our Ocean.

Scientists have mapped 100% surface of Mars. But we have only been able to map roughly 5% of Ocean floor. 

# Fact 20

On April fool's day in 1976, BBC convinced his listeners that at 9:47 A.M. in morning all planets in Solar system will align specially and there will be a decrease in gravity. So If they will jump they will almost float. Many people called the BBC saying that they actually experienced less gravity. 

# Fact 21

Uranus is comparatively much greater than earth such that 63 Earth can fit inside Uranus. 

# Fact 22

There are two moons in Solar system (Ganymede and Titan) that are actually larger than the planet Mercury

# Fact 23

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise

# Fact 24

In 1997, three men from Yemen tried to sue NASA for invading Mars, claiming they had inherited it from their ancestors 3000 years ago. 

# Fact 25

There is a smiley face shaped Crater on Mars.

# Fact 26

Mercury and Venus are only two planets in our solar system that have no moon

# Fact 27

Footprints left on moon will not disappear as there is no wind. 

# Fact 28

Uranus is the only planet to be tilted in a unique way. It is tilted on its sides. 

According to some theory, It is tilted because at the time of creation of Uranus a planet of size of Earth collided with Uranus. 

# Fact 29 

Venus and Mars would smell like rotten egg, while Uranus is odourless as per their atmospheric composition.

# Fact 30

A day on Pluto last for almost 153 hours.
Almost 6 and a half days. 

These were a few facts about Planets and Solar system. 

That's all in this article. 

Thank you. 

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