Our Solar System

All about our own space

Archive for the 'Planets' Category

Mars

Posted in Planets on July 26, 2016 by deltheanji

imgres

 

Mars. It’s the last rocky planet in our inner solar system before we go venturing out to the gas giants of our outer solar system.

 

Mars is a tiny rocky planet far far away from us. From the outside it seems just like a lifeless red rock just sitting there. But is it really just that?

 

Out of the 4 rocky planets in our inner solar system, Mars is the 3rd largest, with a diameter of 6,779 km (4,212 mi)

 

Mars has 2 moons, both are small asteroids named Phobos and Diemos. Phobos being the biggest of the two.

 

It has a tiny atmosphere, so small that if you were to step on it’s surface, your saliva would boil in your mouth!

 

 

Mars has many craters on it’s surface. The reason being is that it’s atmosphere is too thin to keep comets out.

 

Mars has seasons, just like Earth! Winter, Summer, Autumn and Spring! It even snows!

 

There is a HUGE volcano on mars. The biggest in our solar system. It towers a height of 26 km (13.6 mi) Making it 3 times larger than Mount Everest.

 

That’s all for now! I hope you learned a thing or two!

Report This Post

Earth

Posted in Planets on July 24, 2016 by deltheanji

imgres

 

Earth. Our home. You may not think much of it. A lot of people just think of it as our home. But there is much more to it than you think!

 

Earth is the only planet we know of that can sustain life. The reason for this, is because it is in the ”habitable zone”. Basically, there are 3 ”zones” in a solar system. The inner zone, the hottest zone where water cannot exist in liquid state, the habitable zone where water CAN exist in liquid state, and the outer zone, were water can exist but it’s mostly frozen. And I wouldn’t drink it if I were you.

 

Out of the 4 rocky planets in our solar system, Earth is the largest with a diameter of 12,742 km (7,917.5 mi).

 

Earth has a huge atmosphere which is mostly composed 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 0.9% argon and 0.03% carbon dioxide. It also contains water vapor! It can also repair itself. Sadly, though, humans are destroying the atmosphere faster than it’s repairing itself.

 

The reason Earth has so many mountains and hills is because it is geologically active, meaning it can also fix craters.

 

Isn’t that fascinating? Humans have been studying Earth for countless years, and still they haven’t discovered everything about it!

 

Well that’s all for now, I hope you learned a thing or two!

Report This Post

Venus

Posted in Planets on August 28, 2015 by deltheanji

venusssssss

The hottest and most hostile planet in our solar system is a place you would probably think twice before landing on it.

 

It has a big atmosphere, like, really big, this causes a runaway greenhouse effect, which means Venus has trapped heat, unlike Mercury, which doesn’t have much of an atmosphere to speak of.

 

Thanks to the same person who told us the moon was made out of cheese, scientists also believed that Venus had tropical jungles, I think they were wrong..

 

Somehow, the Russians managed to land a rover on the surface of Venus, even though it lasted a short time, it still managed to capture a few images.

 

If you were to move your hand quickly on the surface of Venus, it would feel like you’re trying to move your arm quickly in water, it’s hard to move because the atmospheric pressure is 92 times greater than Earths.

 

It is often referred as Earths ”sister” planet, even though the fact that it’s like, not Earth like at all. I like to call it Earths evil twin.

 

It is slightly smaller than Earth, only a few hundred KM!

Report This Post

Mercury

Posted in Planets on August 22, 2015 by deltheanji

stuff with thingies

 

This small planet is the closest planet to the sun and the second hottest, if I were you, I wouldn’t go there for a holiday.

 

The weirdest part about Mercury is that although it’s the closest planet to the sun, it has water ice in some areas! These areas are the coldest and darkest areas or Mercury.

 

It has wrinkles, yes you read that right, and yes I typed it right, it’s weird, but it’s true. They can be 1 mile high and 100 miles long!

 

A year on Mercury is just 88 days long, it seems to me the close they are, the quicker the year.

 

It’s the smallest planet in the entire solar system.

 

It is the most cratered planet in the solar system, considering it’s closer to the sun, it’s right in the line of fire, so unlike other planets that repair themselves (geologically active planets like our own), Mercury hasn’t had a chance to repair itself.

 

It has a very thin atmosphere, but thanks to solar winds it’s atmosphere keeps replenishing.

Report This Post

Pluto

Posted in Dwarf Planets on August 22, 2015 by deltheanji

a thing

 

With New Horizons recently flying by Pluto, astronomers all over the world had their minds blown on how mysteriously fascinating the reddish orange dwarf planet is!

 

So, first fact about Pluto is probably the most weird fact of all, it’s atmosphere is escaping, but it keeps replenishing, deep inside Pluto, something is causing this to happen.

 

Pluto’s atmosphere is made of nitrogen, it’s very thin, and it is collapsing.

 

Pluto was once considered the ninth planet, only to later be classified as a dwarf planet in August 2006, which has caused a lot of debate and angry stuff..

 

Pluto has five known moons, first is it’s biggest, Charon then four other tiny moons called Styh, Nix, Kerberos and Hydra.

 

Both Pluto and Charon have something in common, they are geologically active! Pluto has many areas with mountains, and you can’t see a lot of comets on Pluto’s surface! The reason this is, is that when a planet is geologically active, it can repair these impacts naturally.

 

Pluto is the largest dwarf planet known with a diameter of 2,370 km , only a few kilometres bigger than Eris (2,326 km)

 

Pluto has a lot of water ice, like seriously a lot of water ice, did I mention it had a lot of water ice? It is one third water ice, and only 2 thirds rock!

 

Pluto has been called ”the baby red planet” as if it’s Mars’ little brother!

Report This Post


css.php

Report This Blog