A collection of cool facts about the Sun and all the planets in our solar system (sorry Pluto).
- The Sun makes up 99.86% of the Solar System’s mass.
- Mercury is named after the Roman messenger to the Gods.
- Venus spins in the opposite direction to most planets.
- The Earth is 149,598,262 km from the Sun.
- Mars is home to Olympus Mons the solar system’s tallest volcano.
- Jupiter is large enough for the Earth to fit inside 1,000 times.
- Saturn has the second largest moon in the solar system, Titan.
- Uranus is the coldest planet in the solar system.
- Neptune orbits the Sun once every 165 years.