Facts about Neptune

Neptune is the eighth and farthest known Solar planet from the Sun. In the Solar System, it is the fourth-largest planet by diameter, the third-most-massive planet, and the densest giant planet. It is 17 times the mass of Earth, slightly more massive than its near-twin Uranus. Neptune is denser and physically smaller than Uranus because… Continue reading Facts about Neptune

Facts about Uranus

Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. Its name is a reference to the Greek god of the sky, Uranus, who, according to Greek mythology, was the great-grandfather of Ares (Mars), grandfather of Zeus (Jupiter) and father of Cronus (Saturn). Scientists often classify Uranus and Neptune as “ice giants” to distinguish them from the… Continue reading Facts about Uranus

Facts about Saturn

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter. It is a gas giant with an average radius of about nine and a half times that of Earth. It only has one-eighth the average density of Earth; however, with its larger volume, Saturn is over 95 times… Continue reading Facts about Saturn

Facts about Mars

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System, being larger than only Mercury. Mars carries the name of the Roman god of war and is often referred to as the “Red Planet”. It is called as Red Planet because of the effect of the iron oxide prevalent… Continue reading Facts about Mars

Facts about Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to support life. 70.8% of Earth is covered with water. Earth’s outer layer is divided into several rigid tectonic plates that migrate across the surface over many millions of years, while its interior remains active with a solid iron inner core,… Continue reading Facts about Earth

Facts about Venus

Venus is the second planet from the Sun. It is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. As the brightest natural object in Earth’s night sky after the Moon, Venus can cast shadows and can be, on rare occasions, visible to the naked eye in broad daylight. Venus orbits the Sun every 224.7… Continue reading Facts about Venus