Mercury is the nearest planet from
Its orbit period was 88 days and so
one side was permanently facing
away from the Sun.
Its diameter is 4878 km.
Its distance from Sun is 57.8 million
The Earth is the third closest planet
to the Sun.
It is the only planet where the live
It consists Nitrogen (around 78%),
followed by Oxygen(21%) and 1% of
Its diameter is 12,756 km.
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the
It is the largest planet of the solar
Its four largest moons are:- IO,
Europa, Ganymede, Callisto.
Its magnetic field is 20000 times
than the earth.
Saturn is the second largest planet of
the solar system.
Saturn (the Roman God of
Agriculture) has a diameter of
It has more than 30 moons.
Its volume is 755 times than the
volume of the earth.
Neptune is both the smallest and the
furthest from the Sun.
It is the last major gaseous outpost
before Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.
Neptune is the Roman God of the
Its distance from the sun is the
4,500 million km.
Most comets- found in Kuiper belt
(between Neptune & Pluto) or Oort
cloud (beyond Pluto)
Pigpen from “Peanuts”
Interactive Comet Animation
The passage of Hale-Bopp was notable for inciting a degree of panic about
comets not seen for decades. Rumors that the comet was being followed
by an alien spacecraft inspired a mass suicide among followers of the
Heaven's Gate cult.
Comet Halley was visible in
1910 and again in 1986. The
next time it will be visible will
be in early 2062.