Month: March 2020

The four seasons on Earth | Why the Earth has seasons?

Seasons

Many people think Summers occur when the Earth is closer to the Sun. This is not true. In fact, when there are summers in the Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere experiences Winter and vice-versa. So what causes the seasons? Let’s read. The seasons on Earth (or any other planet) occur due to its axial tilt. Earth’s …

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Why is the South pole colder than the North pole?

Why is the South Pole colder than the North Pole?

The South Pole is colder than the North Pole. Why? let’s read. The geographic South Pole lies on the continent of Antarctica while the geographic North Pole lies on the Arctic Ocean. Antarctica is the continent with the highest average elevation (2,500 meters). As we know temperature drops with the increase in elevation, the South …

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Venus facts

Venus facts

Venus is the second planet from the Sun. It is often called as Earth’s “sister planet” because of its comparable mass and size. Let’s learn some interesting facts about Venus. Orbit Venus orbits at a distance of 67 million miles (average) from the Sun. 67 million miles is approximately equal to 0.7 Astronomical Units (AU). …

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Mercury facts

Mercury facts

Mercury is the smallest planet of our solar system. It is the closest planet to the Sun and is the fastest to complete one revolution around the Sun. Let’s learn some interesting facts about Mercury. Orbit Mercury orbits at a distance of 36 million miles (average) from the Sun. 36 million miles is approximately equal …

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Perihelion and Aphelion of solar system planets

Perihelion and Aphelion

Perihelion and Aphelion are the nearest and farthest points respectively of an object’s orbit around the Sun. This article tables the distances of Perihelion and Aphelion of solar system planets. Distance of Perihelion (×106 km) Distance of Aphelion (×106 km) Mercury 46 69.82 Venus 107.48 108.94 Earth 147.09 152.1 Mars 206.62 249.23 Jupiter 740.52 816.62 Saturn 1352.55 …

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Mars facts – orbit, physical overview, natural satellites, etc

Mars facts

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun. It is the most studied planet of our solar system besides our planet. Let’s learn some interesting facts about Mars, the “red planet”. Mars facts Orbit Mars orbits at a distance of 142 million miles (average) from the Sun. 142 million miles is approximately equal to 1.5 …

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Neptune facts – orbit, physical overview, natural satellites, etc

Neptune facts

Neptune is the eighth and last planet from the Sun. It is fourth-largest in diameter but it is the third heaviest after Jupiter and Saturn. Let’s learn some interesting facts about Neptune, the “blue planet“. Neptune facts Orbit Neptune orbits at a distance of 2.8 billion miles (average) from the Sun. 2.8 billion miles is …

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Uranus facts – orbit, physical overview, rings, moons, etc.

Uranus facts

Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. It is the planet with the third largest diameter. However, it is the fourth heaviest after Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune. Let’s learn some interesting facts about Uranus. Uranus facts Orbit Uranus orbits at a distance of 1.8 billion miles (average) from the Sun.1.8 billion miles is approximately …

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