20 Interesting Facts About The Solar System

1) Mars has the a volcano called "Olympus Mons" and is the biggest volcano in the Solar System. The Width of the volcano is 374 miles

2) The sunset on Mars is blue.

3) Moon dust smells like gunpowder

4) Mercury is the smallest planet in the Solar System

5) Mars has the largest dust storms in the Solar System. The dust storms can last months or years and are able to cover the full planet.

6) Earth is the only planet in space where water can be solid vapor and liquid

7) Flying a plane to Pluto would take approximately 1000 years

8) For the Solar System to orbit around the galaxy it would take approximately 240 million years

9) Planet Earth is the largest of the terrestrial planets

10) The lack of atmosphere on Mercury makes it one of the hottest planets

11) The Universe is made up of 23% dark matter, 73% dark energy and 4% ordinary matter

12) Neptune radiates more heat than it receives from the sun

13) The tallest mountain on Earth is Mount Everest being 8.8 kilometers tall

14) Uranus is the coldest planet in the Solar System. Uranus has a temperature of -372 degrees Fahrenheit

15) Jupiter is one of the largest planets in the Solar system

16) Venus, Mercury, Mars and Earth are mainly made up of metal and rock

17) Earth has an ozone layer that shields the planet from solar radiation

18) Earths atmosphere is mainly made up of 21% Oxygen, 78% Nitrogen, 1% Argon and Carbon dioxide

19) The nickname for Neptune is the Roman god of the sea

20) Everything ever created even humans are made of stardust