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Solar System Facts
All the planets revolve around the sun in a
(as observed from a point above the north pole of the solar system).
One day on Venus is
than one year on Venus. It is because the planet takes a longer time to rotate on its axis than to revolve around the sun.
Venus has the
of any planet. It takes
243 Earth days
to complete one rotation on its axis.
Eris is the
dwarf planet in the solar system even though it is
than Pluto. This is because Eris is denser than Pluto.
Our solar system travels at a speed of
500,000 miles per hour
around the center of the Milky Way galaxy. One revolution around the Milky Way takes around
230 million Earth years
Saturn is the planet with the highest number of
. The planet has a total of
82 recognized moons
Jupiter has the
of any planet. It takes a mere
9 hours and 55 mins
to rotate on its axis once.
In comparison to the other planets in the solar system, Venus and Uranus spin in the
were calculated mathematically even before it was discovered.
Earth is the solar system's