Interesting Facts About Space And Planets Best 100+ Facts

Interesting Facts About Space And Planets

Discovering about our solar system is the most amazing thing in the world. How about having some information about these planets and space around us? We at HAW Info compiled Interesting Facts about Space and Planets that too more than 100 which I guess you never knew before.

Let’s get straight to our list;

  • Mercury is the smallest planet on the solar system.
  • Well Mercury does not have rings or any moon.
  • Want to know about your weight on Mercury? It would be 38% of your actual weight.
  • They year on Mercury consist of 88 days on earth.
  • Discoverer of Mercury is yet unknown.
  • 176 days on earth equals a day on Mercury.
  • Similar to mercury Venus also does not have any rings or moon.
  • 225 Earth days equals a year on Venus.
  • 117 Earth days equals a solar day on Venus.
  • Surface temperature on Venus can reach up to 471 Celsius. Isn’t that too much?
  • Venus is quite big with a diameter of 12,104 km.
  • Central iron core, rocky mantle and silicate crust are thought to be composing materials of Venus.
  • The rotation of our beloved planet Earth is slowing speedily.
  • Magnetic field on Earth is very powerful.
  • It is believed that Earth was the Center of Earth before Sun.
  • All other planets are named after Gods except Earth.
  • Planet Earth has only one natural satellite.
  • Do you know? Our Earth is the densest planet of all.
  • Landmass of Earth and Mars is almost same.
  • When it comes to tallest mountain on the solar system it is on Mars.
  • Mars also have the largest dust storms in the solar system.
  • Up till now only 18 missions are successful.
  • This one is quite shocking; some pieces of Mars have fallen on Earth as well.
  • The size of Sun appears on Mars is half of that appears of Earth.
  • According to some researches, there are some signs of water on Mars.
  • Mars is named after the Roman God of War.
  • Mars is going to have a ring one day.
  • Jupiter was first seen by ancient Babylonians.

Isn’t the list of Interesting Facts About Space And Planets amazing?

  • When it comes to brightest objects in the solar system; Jupiter comes at number 4.
  • Do you know? Jupiter orbits the Sun once every 11.8 Earth years.
  • The shortest day in the solar system is of Jupiter.
  • The cloud features of Jupiter are very unique.
  • Red spot on Jupiter is actually a huge storm.
  • Jupiter has the largest moon on the solar system.
  • Jupiter interior is composed of hydrogen compounds, metals and rock.
  • Up till now eight spacecraft visited Jupiter.
  • Jupiter also has a thin ring system.
  • Saturn was also known to ancients, which includes Far eastern observers and Babylonians.
  • Do you know? Saturn can also be seen by naked eye.
  • Planet Saturn orbits around the sun after every 29.4 Earth years.
  • Saturn is also the thinnest planet on earth.
  • Similar to Jupiter, Saturn also has oval-shaped storms on it.
  • The upper atmosphere of Saturn is divided into different bands of clouds.
  • Saturn also has the most extensive rungs in the whole solar system.
  • The composition of Saturn is mostly of hydrogen.
  • Do you know? Saturn has 150 moons.
  • So far four spacecraft have visited Saturn.
  • A moon on Saturn named Titan has very complex and dense atmosphere which contains a lot of nitrogen.
  • Sir William Herschel officially discovered Uranus in 1781.
  • Uranus makes a trip across the sun after every 84 Earth years.
  • The axis of Uranus is changed after every 17 hours and 14 minutes.
  • Uranus is the coldest planet of all.
  • “Ice Giant” is the second name of Uranus.
  • Characters created by Shakespeare and Alexander Pope are used as names for Uranus moons.
  • Uranus also has two sets of colored rings.
  • So far one spacecraft visited Uranus.
  • Neptune spins on its axis very quickly.
  • Neptune was not discovered by ancients.

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  • This is the smallest of all the planets.
  • Hydrogen, Helium and some methane are the composition of Neptune atmosphere.
  • The climate of Neptune is very attractive.
  • There is a collection of rings on Neptune as well but it is very thin.
  • There are 14 moons on Neptune.
  • So far only one spacecraft visited Neptune.
  • The numbers of stars in the space are still unknown.
  • Some researches show that there may be life on Mars as well.
  • The cost of a full space suit by NASA is $12,000,000.
  • Some researchers also show that there may be a planet fully made of diamonds.
  • Do you know? Footprints on moon will be visible for 100 million years.
  • Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies will collide in 3.75 billion years.
  • Two pieces of metal if joined in space are permanently bonded with each other.
  • According to some researches there is floating water in the space.
  • Largest asteroid in the solar system known till date is 965 km wide.
  • Moon was also the part of Earth once.
  • A volcano is present of Mars with the size of three Everest’s.
  • Sun is so big that one million Earths could easily fit inside it.
  • For many years it was believed that Earth is the only planet in the solar system.
  • It is not possible to walk on Saturn, Neptune, Uranus and Jupiter because there is no solid surface on them.
  • More than 800 years are required to fly to Pluto on a planet.
  • Once in a year an asteroid enters the Earth but luckily it burnt out before reaching us. The size equals a car.
  • There are almost a billion trillion stars in the universe. According to researches they are more than grains of sand on all the beaches of Earth.

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  • On Mars, sunset appear in blue color.
  • The biggest ocean of all the planets is on Jupiter.
  • Do you know space is silent all the times?
  • The hottest planet in the solar system is not the one closer to the sun.
  • The age on universe is estimated 13.82 billion years.
  • Over 100 billion galaxies are in this universe.
  • 300 billion stars are in our galaxy.
  • 8 planets are part of our solar system.
  • Pluto is now known as dwarf planet.
  • Mercury is closest to the sun.
  • Although Mercury is nearest to the sun; but it is not the hottest of all.
  • During January Earth is closest to Sun.
  • During July Earth is farthest to the Sun.
  • Moon is the only natural satellite that revolves around the Sun.
  • 384,402 km is the distance from Moon to Earth.
  • Moon does not have any dark side.
  • At an average there are 2 lunar eclipses.
  • When Moon passes the Earth umbra lunar eclipse happens.
  • Lunar eclipse is also called the blood moon.
  • Jupiter has most natural satellites (Moon) 67.
  • Saturn would float if thrown into water.
  • Moon is slowly getting away from Earth.
  • The age of light hitting the earth is 30 thousand year old.
  • The second name of Uranus is George’s Star.
  • Hey American! Pluto is smaller than USA.

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Sources: Space FactsArmagh Planet,  The Fact Site

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