The Planet Saturn
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The Planet Saturn

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

*Saturn is named after the Roman god of fertility and agriculture, whose Greek equivalent was Cronos, the god of time. *It is the second biggest planet in the solar system after Jupiter, and is around […]

The Planet Mars
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The Planet Mars

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

*Mars is named after the Roman god of war because its red appearance resembles the colour of blood. In actual fact, its reddish hue is the result of an abundance of iron oxide, otherwise known […]

The Planet Earth
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The Planet Earth

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

*The Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and the only planet in the Solar System not named after a mythical god. *The planet is the densest body in the solar system, and its […]

The Planet Venus
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The Planet Venus

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

*The planet Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Its association with the goddess probably stems from it being the brightest object in the night sky, after the Moon, and thus […]

The Planet Mercury
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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
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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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