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Kids can learn about different facts about all the planets and the Sun. Check out all the facts we collected and share them with your friends and classmates!

  • Saturn may be most famous for its spectacular rings, but Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune have rings too.
  • The dust storms of Mars are the largest in the solar system.
  • Mars is a home to both the highest mountain and the deepest, longest valley in the solar system.
    The sun is 330,330 times larger than the Earth.

    The sun is 330,330 times larger than the Earth.

  • On Neptune, one can find jet stream winds traveling at more than 1,500 mph.
  • If you weigh 100 pounds on Earth, you would only weigh 37 pounds on Mercury.
  • Mars is red because it is rusty. There is a lot of iron in the soil, and the air on Mars has made it turn red-just like rusty iron on Earth.
  • Unlike other planets, Jupiter sends out a strong radio radiation that can be detected on Earth.
  • Saturn’s rings are made up of billions of pieces of rocks and dust.
  • Galileo was the first astronomer to observe Saturn’s rings.
  • Neptune is a sea blue color due to the methane gas in its atmosphere.
  • Even though Neptune is further from the sun, Uranus is the coldest planet in the solar system.
  • Pluto was discovered in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh.
  • The sun’s rays are about seven times as strong on Mercury as they are on the Earth.
  • As the planet nearest the sun, the surface of Mercury can reach a scorching 840 degrees F (450 degrees C).
  • Venus is known as Earths’ twin sister because of its similar size and proximity to each other.
  • You cannot stand on Saturn. It is not like Earth. Saturn is made mostly of gases. It has a lot of helium.
  • Venus has mountains that are higher than Earth. Maat Mons is more than 5 miles high.
  • The Earth is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old. It travels through space at 660,000 miles per hour.
  • Saturn goes around the Sun very slowly. A year on Saturn is more than 29 Earth years.
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