Facts about the Solar System

15 Simplified Facts about the Solar System

Is our Solar System the centre of the universe, a few grains of sand on an entire beach, or simply the very limit of what we know about space? Take a look at these interesting facts about the Solar System to answer those questions…

  1. Jupiter has a moon called Lo which is covered in volcanos.
  2. The biggest volcano ever found is on Mars.
  3. It’s 16 miles high which makes it 3 times higher than Mount Everest.

facts about the solar system

  1. Venus is constantly in the midst of a planet-wide hurricane.
  2. Mars has ice at both of its poles.
  3. Craters on Venus can be seen that are full of ice.
  1. We’ve already sent spacecraft to every planet in the solar system.
  2. The last man to walk on the Moon was the commander of Apollo 17, Eugene Cernan.
  3. Man hasn’t returned to the moon since 14th December 1972 – that’s nearly 50 years ago!

Solar System Facts

  1. Mercury has tectonic plates that behave much like those on Earth.
  2. For some reason the atmosphere on Pluto is 1,000 miles thick!
  3. It’s not just Saturn that’s blessed with rings — we’ve found plenty of asteroids with them too!
  4. Jupiter’s Great Spot is thought to be one of the largest, most violent storms in the solar system.
  5. It has however halved in size over the last 400 years.
  6. Neptune gives off more energy than it receives from the Sun.

facts about the solar system

  1. Jupiter is 317 times larger than Earth!
  2. Miranda, Uranus’s moon, is thought to be several large pieces of debris joined together.

Do you know any interesting or fun facts about the Solar System that we’ve missed? Share them here in the comments section below!

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