Didn't read them this week but here are some fun facts about our galaxy I've compiled:
8 th planet from the sun:
Winds on Neptune reach up to 2100 kmh or 1305 mph.
7 th planet from the sun:
Summers on Uranus last 42 years.
6 th planet from the sun:
There could be life on one of Saturn's moons. Ice geysers were discovered blasting out of the southern pole of Enceladus. Scientists aren't sure why but something keeps the water warm enough to not freeze. So it is highly likely that as with earth, where there is liquid water, there is also life.
5 th planet from the sun:
The mass of Jupiter is 318 times the size of earth and 2.5 times the rest of the planets in our galaxy.
4 th planet from the sun:
Mount Olympus on Mars is the largest mountain in the solar system at nearly 17 miles tall, three times the size of Mount Everest. Mars also has the deepest and longest canyon in the solar system, Valles Marinerus, reaching 2500 miles long and 4 miles deep.
3 rd planet from the sun:
I had to search. What is there about our planet that we aren’t already well aware of? Maybe this is new.
At a distance earth appears to be the brightest planet in our solar system because of the sunlight reflecting off the water.
Also, the earth is the only planet in our solar system that we know of to still be geologically active.
2 nd planet from the sun:
Looking for your next vacation destination? Why not try Venus? Venus was once thought to be earth’s twin. They thought that underneath the layer of the clouds that it was a tropical paradise. Well, they were wrong.
The pressure on Venus is 92 times that of Earth. The temperature can reach 860 degrees Fahrenheit and it rains sulfuric acid.
1 st planet from the sun:
A year on Mercury lasts 88 of our days but a day on Mercury lasts 176 of our days.
We’ve traveled a great distance. 4.5 billion km to be exact. Which is approximately 3 billion miles.
Now we get to our destination. The sun! It’s like the king of planets man!
The sun orbits around the center of the Milky Way. It takes 225,000,000 years to complete a full orbit. The sun is estimated to be about 3 billion years old or so. It’s in the middle of its life. You don’t wanna be on earth when it dies. It takes energy from the core of the sun 30,000 years to reach earth.