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  • The sun shrinks five feet every hour

  • If you were standing on Mercury the Sun would appear 2.5 times larger than it appears from Earth

  • Jupiter is the fastest rotating planet which can complete one revolution in less than ten hours

  • The Great Comet of 1843 had a tail that was over 300 km long

  • Pluto is the only planet in our solar system that has not been visited by a spacecraft

  • In proportion if Jupiter were a basketball then the sun would be the size of the Louisiana Super Dom

  • Neptune was the first planet in our solar system to be discovered by mathematics

  • The sun is approximately 149 million km from the Earth

  • The word comet comes from the Greek word kometes meaning long hair and referring to the tail

  • There are over one hundred billion galaxies with each galaxy having billions of stars

  • The first fruit eaten on the moon was a peach

  • Uranus is the only planet that rotates on its side

  • One Neptune year lasts 165 Earth years

  • The largest volcano known is on Mars known as Olympus Mons 370 miles wide and 79000 feet high is almost three times higher than Mount Everest

  • Astronomers once believed a planet named Vulcan existed between Mercury and the Sun

  • By weight the Sun is 70% hydrogen , 28% helium 1.5 % carbon , nitrogen and oxygen and 0.5 % all other elements

  • It takes eight and a half minutes for light to get from the sun to the earth

  • Hydrogen is the most common atom in the Universe

  • A galactic year is 250 million Earth-Years . This is the time it takes for out solar system to make one revolution around the Milky Way Galaxy

  • It takes approximately 12 years for Jupiter to orbit the sun

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