Cool Space Facts

Cool Space Facts

A collection of cool facts about the Sun and all the planets in our solar system (sorry Pluto).

  1. The Sun makes up 99.86% of the Solar System’s mass.
  2. Mercury is named after the Roman messenger to the Gods.
  3. Venus spins in the opposite direction to most planets.
  4. The Earth is 149,598,262 km from the Sun.
  5. Mars is home to Olympus Mons the solar system’s tallest volcano.
  6. Jupiter is large enough for the Earth to fit inside 1,000 times.
  7. Saturn has the second largest moon in the solar system, Titan.
  8. Uranus is the coldest planet in the solar system.
  9. Neptune orbits the Sun once every 165 years.

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22 comments

  1. Im Making an App for Information on our Solar System, this site has been a great help! This is great and thanks a million to the Admin(s)!

  2. My nephew is in 3rd grade and he is learning about the planets and space in little kid science class. This website will help me help him more with the space science subject now. But still going to NASA no offense.

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