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Solar System Fun Facts

Discover fascinating solar system fun facts and intrigue yourself and your peers about our universe.

What do you know about the Sun? the Moon? Earth? Mars? Pluto? Neptune? Discover some amazing fun facts with our list that our experts gathered for you.

Solar System Fun Facts

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The sun comprises about 91% hydrogen and 8.9% helium, while Jupiter is made up of helium and hydrogen.
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In 1969, the Allende Meteorite fell to Earth, and it scattered over Mexico.
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In the universe, Earth is the only planet known to harbor life, and its habitability is traced to liquid water.
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Using a telescope as the discovery tool, Uranus was the first planet to be discovered in the entire solar system. It was discovered in 1781.
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Every planet in the solar system is named after a god, except planet earth.
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The Earth is protected by its atmosphere from solar radiation. The ozone layer is, in fact, a filter from the highly hazardous ultraviolet radiation (UVR) coming from the sun.
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Mercury is the closest planet to the sun and equals the smallest planet to the solar system.
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Mars, which is known as the Red Planet, is home to the largest volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons.
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Pluto, which was once the ninth planet in the solar system, was demoted to dwarf planet status in 2006.
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According to NASA, the sun is made up of gas: about 91 % hydrogen and 8.9% helium.

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