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Where is it? Mercury is the first planet in our Solar System, closest to the Sun.
How big is it? Mercury is the smallest planet in our Solar System. Just a little bigger than our moon.
How long is a day there? One day on Mercury is 175.97 Earth days.
What is it like there? If you stood on the surface, the sun would appear 3 times larger than it does at home.
Where is it? Venus is the second planet in our Solar System.
Why is it yellow? Venus has a large amount of acid in the air which turns it a yellow colour.
What is it like there? It has a surface temperature of about 900 C. That's over 4 times the heat of a normal oven at home!
Have we been there? The Soviet Union's Venera 13 lasted 2 hours on the surface before it was destroyed by the intense heat and air pressure.
Where is it? Earth is the third planet in are Solar System. The distance from the sun makes it ideal for life.
What is it like there? We live here! Around 7 billion of us. The temperature and air are perfect for life, and enable us to breath and plants to grow.
Is there anything around it? Earth has one moon and hundreds of man-made satellites orbiting it.
Who was the first to leave? The first living thing to leave earth and into space was a dog called Laika back in 1957 aboard the Soviet Union's Sputnik 2.

The first human to go into space was Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin in 1961.

The first woman in space was Valentina Tereshkova in 1963.
Where is it? Mars is the fourth planet in our Solar System.
Why is it red? Mars is red due to the large amount of iron on the surface, the iron became rusty and turned red over time. This red colour is the reason Mars is often called the 'Red Planet'.
Is there anything around it? Mars has two small moons called Phobos and Deimos.
Have we been there? Mars is our best bet for humans to walk on another planet. Missions are being planned to visit within this century.
Where is it? Jupiter is the fifth planet in our Solar System.
How big is it? Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System. It's so big you would need 11 Earths side-by-side to loop all the way round!
Is there anything around it? It has up to 53 moons and more that have yet to be confirmed or named.
Is there life there? Jupiter is a gas-giant with no known solid ground so life is very unlikely but the moons may support life in the oceans under their surfaces.
Where is it? Saturn is the sixth planet in our Solar System.
What is it made from? Saturn is a gas-giant and most likely doesn't have a solid surface. However, there may be a small solid mass somewhere in the centre.
Is there anything around it? Saturn has the most visible rings in our solar system, with seven layers of rock and ice debris orbiting around it.
Is there anything around it? It has officially 53 moons, but it is believed to have a total of 62. The other 9 are waiting to be confirmed.
Where is it? Uranus is the seventh planet in our Solar System.
What is it made from? Uranus' surface is mostly made up of icy fluid materials and has a small rock core.
What is around it? Uranus has a faint ring around it and 27 known moons.
Does it have any weird facts? Most planets orbit the sun with their poles vertical. Uranus has tilted poles, which means it is lying on it's side. The planet also has a tilted magnetic field, making a compass useless on Uranus!

Uranus takes 84 years to orbit the sun, this combined with the tilted axis means that each season on Uranus lasts for more than 20 Earth years. For the next 40 years the North pole will be sunny all of the time, while the South pole will be in complete darkness.

How do you think you would find it if we had 40 years of darkness on Earth?
Where is it? Neptune is the eighth planet in our Solar System.
What is it made from? Neptune is mostly made up of icy fluid materials and has a small rock core.
Is there anything around it? Neptune has a faint ring around it and has 13 moons.
Does it have any weird facts? Wind speeds can get up to 1,200 mph! The fastest wind speed ever recorded on Earth was 253 mph on Barrow Island, Australia in 1996.

Wind speeds in tornadoes may be faster, but have never been accurately measured.
How old is it? Our Sun is 4.6 billon years old. In numbers, 4,600,000,000. That's a lot of zeros!
How long does light take to reach us? The light takes 8 minutes from the sun to reach Earth. It is not safe to look at the sun directly. Even sunglasses are not enough to protect your eyes from the Sun's harmful rays.

We need sunlight for life. Sunlight allows plants to grow, providing us with food, and produces Vitamin D in our bodies which is essential for healthy bones.
How big is it? The Sun is the largest object in our solar system, but it is still only a medium-sized star in the billions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

The Sun is 864,938 miles across and over 1 Millon Earths could fit inside the sun.
What's around it? Everything! The Sun is in the centure of our solar system and all the planets orbit around it.

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