Our “neighborhood”, the solar system, is a wonderful place, but at the same time, full of secrets, mysteries and amazing things. This time we show you some interesting facts about this part of the universe that maybe you didn’t know.
#1 | Scientists have discovered the most distant object in the solar system. This distant world is three times farther away than Pluto and its orbit is completed in at least a thousand years. They have called this object “Farout”, which means remote.
#2 | Our Solar system has a huge tail, like that of a comet, and it extends tens of billions of kilometers in outer space.
#3 | Earth is the only place in the solar system where you can see the total Sun Eclipse.
#4 | The age of our Sun is 4,603 billion years.
#5 | Sunlight takes eight minutes to reach Earth and 7 hours to reach the limits of the Solar System.
#6 | Sun takes 226 million years to orbit around the center of the Milky Way.
#7 | Saturn is a planet that could float in water due to its low density.
#8 | Mars has the Mount Olympus, the largest volcano in the solar system.
#9 | Jupiter is so big that all the planets of the solar system could fit inside it.
#10 | Sun is 99% of the total mass of the solar system.
#11 | According to the astronauts, space smells like burning flesh, hot metal and welding fumes.
#12 | The earth not takes to rotate on its own axis 24 hours, but it takes 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds.
#13 | Between 100 and 300 tons of cosmic dust fall on the earth every day.
#14 | If we compare Sun, Jupiter and Earth with objects, the Sun would be a beach ball, Jupiter a golf ball and Earth a pea.
#15 | If the earth had no moon, days would last 6 hours.
#16 | The Earth is the only known place where a fire can occur naturally.
#17 | Did you know that Uranus has such an unpleasant odor that if you smelled it, you would die?
#18 | Earthquakes occur on the Moon. In general, all planets in the Solar System experience frequent seismic movements. On the Moon, these movements occur at a depth of between 800 and 1000 kilometers below the lunar mantle.
#19 | The hottest planet in the solar system isn’t Mercury. It’s Venus whose temperature reaches 462 ° C, while mercury has 427 ° C. Venus is hotter because it has such a dense atmosphere that can keep the heat quite easily on its surface.
#20 | The solar system is about 4,571 billion years old.
#21 | Mercury and Venus are the only two planets in our solar system that do not have moons.
#22 | There are rocks that formed on Mars and have been found in the earth. Scientists believe they were expelled from the red planet because of an asteroid or comet.
#23 | Jupiter has the shortest day in the solar system. The rotation of this planet lasts 9 hours and 55 minutes.
#24 | Venus takes 243 Earth days to turn around on itself and 225 Earth days to turn around the Sun. This means a day on Venus lasts longer than a year, as it rotates more slowly on its axis than around the Sun.
#25 | The sunsets on Mars are blue. Dust in the Martian atmosphere has fine particles that allow blue light to penetrate the atmosphere more efficiently than colors with higher wavelengths.