Overview | Our Solar System – NASA Solar System Exploration | How our Solar System works

 



Eight planets in a row away from the Sun are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

These are rotate around the Sun in some directions.

 

The number one planet is Mercury and It is the smallest planet in the solar system. Since Mercury is so close to the Sun, it is very hot during the day and very cold at night.

 

The second planet, Venus, is the hottest and brightest of the planets. As it can be seen in the morning and in the evening, it is called the morning star or the evening star.

 

The third planet in the solar system is our planet Earth. About 71% of the earth's surface is covered by water, which is why the Earth is also called the blue planet. It is the only planet in the Universe on which life is known to have.

 

The number 4th planet is Mars. It is also known as the red planet, due to the presence of red earth and rocks.

 

The 5th planet in the solar system is Jupiter. It is largest planet in our solar system.  It is so large that it can occupy about 1300 Earth size planets within it.

 

The sixth planet, namely, Saturn, is the second largest planet in the solar system. Yellow. It has beautiful round rings made of snow and dust.

 

The Number 7th  planet is Uranus. A layer of electricity covers the planet.

 

The Number 8th planet is Neptune. Since the planet is far away from the Sun, cold winds are blowing here at very high speeds.


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