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1.  All eight planets can be seen with a small telescope or binoculars.

2.  Venus is the brightest planet and can be seen without a telescope.

3.  The earth has more water than it has land.

4.  Mars is home to the largest volcano in our solar system.  It is almost 17 miles high.

5.  Jupiter is the largest planet.  All of the other planets could fit inside Jupiter.  The red spot on Jupiter is the most violent storm in the Universe.

6.  Saturn is the lightest of all the planets.  It is also the second largest.

7.  One year on Neptune lasts 165 Earth years!

8.  Uranus orbits while lying on its side, because its axis is at 97 degrees.

9.  Mercury and Venus have no moons.  The Earth has 1 moon.  Mars has 2 moons. Neptune has 13 moons.  Uranus has 21 moons.  Saturn has 33 moons.  Jupiter has 63 moons.

10. All of the outer planets, (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Uranus) have rings.

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Mercury

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venus 

 

 

 

Earth 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mars 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jupiter 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturn 

 

 

 

 

 

Uranus 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neptune 

 

 

 

Pluto 


Read this article to find out why Pluto is now
considered a "Dwarf Planet."
Is Pluto a Planet?
 

 Fast Facts Resources
Wikipedia
The Nine Planets Solar System Tour
Planets:  Zoom Astronomy