The Planet Mercury
Solar System

The Planet Mercury

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

*As well as being the closest planetto the Sun, Mercury (4,878km wide) is also the smallest planet in the solar system, similar in size to our Moon (3475.6km wide) and 2/5 the size of Earth. […]

The Planet Jupiter
Solar System

The Planet Jupiter

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

*The planet Jupiter is named after the king of the Roman gods whose Greek counterpart was Zeus. It is the biggest planet in our solar system, which is where it derived its association with the […]

The Solar System
Solar System

The Solar System

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

Our Solar System is 4.6 billion years old and was formed inside a diffuse cloud of interstellar gas and dust called a nebula. At its center is a giant ball of exploding hydrogen (75%) and […]

The Planets
Solar System

The Planets

November 23, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

The Solar System contains the 4 outer, gas giant planets of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, which are basically gigantic balls of gas and liquid. There are also the 4 inner, terrestrial planets of Mercury, […]

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