Jupiter Facts

Jupiter Facts

The planet Jupiter is the fifth planet out from the Sun, and is two and a half times more massive than all the other planets in the solar system combined. It is made primarily of gases and is therefore known as a “gas giant”. Facts Moons Diagrams Jupiter Planet Profile Jupiter Diagrams Facts about Jupiter […]

Saturn Facts

Saturn Facts

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the most distant that can be seen with the naked eye. Saturn is the second largest planet and is best known for its fabulous ring system that was first observed in 1610 by the astronomer Galileo Galilei. Like Jupiter, Saturn is a gas giant and is […]

Uranus Facts

Uranus Facts

Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. While being visible to the naked eye, it was not recognised as a planet due to its dimness and slow orbit. Uranus became the first planet discovered with the use of a telescope. Uranus is tipped over on its side with an axial tilt of 98 degrees. It is […]

Neptune Facts

Neptune Facts

Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun making it the most distant in the solar system. This gas giant planet may have formed much closer to the Sun in early solar system history before migrating to its present position. Neptune Planet Profile Neptune Diagrams Facts about Neptune Neptune was not known to the ancients. […]