Wednesday, February 2, 2011

World Between Me News

 How well do you know the Universe??

Here are some quick facts about the world between us. There are some amazing facts that I myself did not know!  So enjoy this article

Mars has  the largest volcano found in the solar system. This volcano is called "Olympus Mons".  It is about 27 kilometers high with a crater of 81 kilometers wide.

Venus is the brightest planet. If the sky is clear, you can sometimes see Venus with the naked eye!! It is the solar system's brightest plane 

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.  The red spot of Jupiter is the biggest, most violent storm in the known universe -- that spot is at least three times the size of earth!

Between Mars and Jupiter, is a Dwarf Planet known as Ceres.  It was discovered in 1801.  It is the smallest dwarf planet discovered in our universe (so far) and is the only one found in the asteroid belt.
 Uranus axis is at a 97 degree angle, meaning that it orbits lying on its side!  Talk about a lazy planet.

Saturn is the second biggest planet, but it’s also the lightest planet.  If there was a bathtub big enough to hold Saturn, it would float in the water!

Neptune has a dark spot caused by a storm.  Neptune's spot is smaller than Jupiter's -- it is only about the size of the planet earth.