Ode to Jupiter

All hail Jupiter, largest planet in the solar system and a pretty big disappointment all around. Jupiter is 2.5 times more massive than all of the other planets in the Solar System combined… so don’t waste your time combining them to make some kind of point. But, Jupiter is small potatoes compared to the Sun… […]

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Beautiful Facts about Venus

Venus and Earth are considered “sister planets” so, say what you like about the Earth, but at least she has a hot sister. At 90 times the atmospheric pressure that we have on Earth, you can press your dress shirts on Venus just by leaving them on the front porch. Venus is further from the […]

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Fun Facts about Mercury

If you weighed yourself on Earth and then went to Mercury, you’d weigh 38 percent of what you weighed on Earth, even less if you didn’t eat much on the trip. A day on Mercury lasts 176 Earth-days. This means when you go home on Friday night, you don’t have to go back to work […]

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Some Burning Facts about our Sun

Over one million Earths could fit inside the Sun; however, after the first Earth burned up, the other 999,999 Earths would probably avoid trying to do that. It takes eight minutes for light to travel from the Sun to the Earth, so none of the light we get is every really fresh. The temperature of […]

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