Thursday, 27 June 2013

Science Facts Thursday: The Solar System

Its Science Facts Thursday again! This week is a brief post on the Solar System. Its pretty awesome, and there are lots of fun and exciting things going on.

 So we will start with a map to give you an idea of where things are positioned.

The Sun is the center of our solar system and there are 9 planets in total that orbit around the Sun. 

Our Solar System, not drawn to scale.

The order being
Mercury / Venus / Earth / Mars / Jupiter / Saturn / Uranus / Neptune / Pluto
You can remember the order by learning this awesome phrases:

Make Very Easy Mash Just Squash Up New Potatoes

My Very Evil Monster Just Sucked Up Nine Planets

The magic of gravity is what keeps us in orbit and stops us from floating away.
It takes our lovely planet, Earth, 24 hours to do one full spin, which is also known as a day, and takes 365.5 days (8765.81 hours) to orbit the sun, which is also known as a year.

Lots of people have different theories on life. Many people believe the Earth is the center of the solar system, here at Cosmos and Crayons we believe in science, so the Sun is the center of our solar system, but there is nothing wrong in having different beliefs in life :)

So there you have it, a brief look at the solar system.  Keep your eyes peeled, as I will soon bring you more interesting facts on each planet.


  1. I love your drawings! The planets like this looks like little balls for us to hug :)
    Sofia G

  2. Thankyou ♥

    I think I need to draw a picture of Sloth hugging all the planets!

  3. These are great. I love the drawing of Jupiter the best. ♥

    My little rhyme for the planets is:

    My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets.

  4. I am so impressed with your work!

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  6. Um... An Earth year is 365.25


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