10 Amazing Facts About the Solar System

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As it’s the Space Week so here’s my first post with some real cool facts about our solar system.

I’m sure you didn’t know these (or maybe you did).

Let’s dive in:

  1. Our Solar system is 4.6 billion years old.
  2. The Solar system consists of the sun, planets, moons, dwarf planets, asteroids and the comets, out of which many are undiscovered.
  3. Over 99% of the Solar System’s mass is of the sun itself, rest is of the planets and all things around.
  4. We live inside the sun’s. atmosphere. It is far away but it’s atmosphere extends to cover all the planets in the system.
  5. Along with planets there are dwarf planets too. Only few are discovered so far namely Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake & Eris.
  6. The diameter of the dwarf planet Pluto is smaller than USA.
  7. All the planets are on the same plane and revolve in the same ecliptic direction.
  8. Our solar system is 2 light years across.
  9. Jupiter is the solar system’s “vacuum cleaner” as it attracts a large number of asteroids and comets towards itself due to its strong gravity.
  10. There could be a ninth planet in the solar system that is predicted to be ten times larger than earth.

These were ten facts about our solar system that I found really cool.

Sure tell me how you liked them and if you have any avorite facts about our solar system, I’d love to know.

Thanks for reading!

Irene

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25 thoughts on “10 Amazing Facts About the Solar System

      1. There is no way to prove how old the earth and solar system is. The “billions of years” keeps changing, look back through history… It will change many more times in the future. Because it can’t be proven.
        Based on actual scientific facts, we can only see that the earth is thousands of years old.
        Many scienctists and people go by “theories”, but I believe that true science, is based on facts, on what can be proven, on what we know to be true. Otherwise, all we have is what someone thinks is true, instead of true science.☀️

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