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26 Interesting And Fascinating Facts About The Solar System

The Solar System is the gravitationally bound system made up of the Sun and the objects that orbit it, either directly or indirectly. Of all the objects that orbit the Sun directly, the largest eight are the planets, with the remainder being smaller objects, such as dwarf planets and small Solar System bodies. Take a…

28 Fascinating And Bizarre Facts About Black Holes

Black holes are regions of spacetime exhibiting such a strong gravitational effect that nothing, not even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light, can escape from inside it. The theory of general relativity predicts that a sufficiently compact mass can deform spacetime to form a black hole. Take a look below for 28 more fascinating…

31 Fascinating And Interesting Facts About The Planet Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only objects in the universe that is known to harbor life. According to radiometric dating and other sources of evidence, Earth formed over 4 billion years ago. Take a look below for 31 more fascinating and interesting facts about the planet Earth. 1. Earth revolves…

30 Fun And Fascinating Facts About Neptune

Neptune is the eighth and farthest known planet from the Sun in the Solar System. It’s the fourth largest planet by diameter, the third most massive planet and the densest giant planet in our Solar System. Neptune has the mass 17 times greater than the Earth and is slightly more massive than Uranus. Take a…

30 Fun And Interesting Facts About The Planet Uranus

Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. It had the third largest planetary radius and the fourth largest planetary mass in the Solar System. Uranus has a similar composition of Neptune, and both have different bulk chemical compositions from that of the larger gas giants Jupiter and Saturn. Take a look below for 30…

31 Fun And Interesting Facts About The Planet Saturn

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second biggest planet in the Solar System, right after Jupiter. This gas giant has an average radius that’s 9 times that of Earth. It has only one eighth the average density of Earth, but with its bigger volume, Saturn is over 95 times bigger. Take…

30 Fun And Interesting Facts About The Planet Jupiter

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. This giant planet has the mass one thousandth that of the Sun, but with two and a half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined. Take a look below for more fun and interesting facts…

30 Fun And Interesting Facts About The Planet Mars

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System after Mercury. In English, Mars was given the name of the Roman God of War, and is often referred to as the Red Planet because of the reddish iron oxide on its surface that gives it a reddish…

30 Fun And Fascinating Facts About The Planet Venus

Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days. At 243 days, it has the longest rotation period of any planet in the Solar System and it rotates in the opposite direction to most of the other planets. It has no natural satellites and it was named after the Roman…

32 Interesting And Fascinating Facts About The Planet Mercury

Mercury is the smallest and innermost planet in the Solar System. Its orbital period around the Sun is 88 days and it’s the shortest out of all the planets. Mercury is named after the Roman deity Mercury, the messenger of the gods. Take a look below for 32 more interesting and fascinating facts about Mercury….