A shocking fact about every planet in the solar system
Do you really know our solar system?
Each world holds secrets that are generally not recognized.
Can you identify the 10?
1.) I am the hottest planet.
The atmospheric greenhouse effect on Venus produces consistently higher temperatures than Mercury.
2.) I am the most metallic planet.
A guaranteed early vapor state Mercury is about 75% metalen masse.
3.) I am originally the 8th planet.
Ceres, discovered in 1801is the only dwarf planet in the asteroid belt.
4.) My planetary system contains the most water.
It is Jupiter, whose moons Ganymede, Callisto and Europa individually have more water than the Earth.
5.) I am the most massive object from the Kuiper Belt.
The moon captured by Neptune, Triton, surpasses Pluto and Eris in mass and size.
6.) I am the lowest density planet.
At 0.687 g/cm³, Saturn is the only planet less dense than water.
7.) I have the strongest winds.
With speeds above 1,100 mph (492 m/s), Neptune’s winds are unmatched.
8.) My fragments contaminate the Earth.
It is March; 3% of all terrestrial meteorites originate there.
9.) I change the most from the solstice to the equinox.
It is Uranus, whose axial tilt of 97° causes planetary changes every 21 years.
10.) I am the last planet to form.
It’s us! An impact 50 million years after the formation of the other planets created today’s Earth-Moon system.
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