Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar system
Ten interesting facts about the Solar system.
1.Jupiter absorbs space debris
We all know that Jupiter is a planet with a big red stain on the surface and a storm that never stops. Do you know that Jupiter is vital to the safety of the Earth? It is the largest planet and its correspondingly large gravitational force attracts space debris, which would be extremely dangerous, enter it into our orbit. Scientists have documented a number of cases when due to the force of gravity from Jupiter, cosmic debris out of the Solar system.
2.In our Solar system’s five dwarf planets
Dwarf planet is a rather large celestial body, which does not dominate its orbit to be called true planets. However, they do not revolve around other planets, like the Moon. Five dwarf planets include the recently demoted Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Haumea and Makemake.
3.Asteroids in the Solar system not so much
Although it is scientifically proven that our solar system has a large asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars, as well as a small group of asteroids, we believe more films. We represent space ships, darting between the asteroids. In fact, between them so many spaces that snowflake not necessarily.
4.Venus is the hottest planet
Most would think that mercury should be the hottest, since it is closest to the Sun. However, mercury has no atmosphere, keeps the warmth because it is very close to the Sun. Venus is the hottest because of its thick atmosphere, heat-trapping. Want more? It rotates in the opposite direction compared to most planets.
5.The status of Pluto has long been questioned
While many of us have long known that Pluto is a planet, a recent decision to deprive him of this status does not spontaneously. In fact, the status of Pluto as a planet was debated in astronomical academic circles for nearly thirty years. The main reason for such discussions was the tiny size of Pluto. He in one hundred and seventy times smaller than the Earth.
6.One day on mercury is 58 earth days
Mercury has an unusual orbit trajectory that makes his day (a full revolution) is equal to nearly sixty earth days. And if you looked at the Sun with mercury, because of its orbit it seems that the Sun moves across the sky forward and backward.
7.Seasons on Uranus last for twenty years
The angle of inclination of Uranus is 82 degrees, which seems that he is in orbit on the side. Every season on the planet earth is 20 years. It’s possible that this is the cause for this weird weather events on this ruined planet.
8.The mass of the Solar system 99% of the mass of the Sun
We all know that the Sun is big, VERY big, but due to the fact that in the sky it is small, it is difficult for us to imagine how big this is. Here are some measurements. The sun is more than 99% of the total mass of the Solar system (including planets, moons, asteroids, etc.).
9.On the moon you would weigh less
We all know that the mass of the moon is much smaller than the mass of the Earth, and hence the force of gravity there is much smaller, or rather six times. Seeking program rapid weight loss?
10.Saturn is not only planet with rings
Despite what we were taught in school that Saturn is not the only planet that has rings consisting of small rocks, ice and other particles. It’s just the only planet where we can see the rings from Earth. Actually, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus also have rings.
Uranus has nine bright rings and several dimmer. It seems our school knowledge of the Solar system is rather scarce. I bet you would have paid more attention to studies in school, if you told these ten facts.