Solar System Facts

The name for the planet Pluto was proposed by Venetia Burney in 1930. And she was just an 11-year-old school girl back then

The first man to urinate on the moon was Buzz Aldrin, shortly after stepping onto the lunar surface

Lightning is extremely hot: a flash can heat the air around it to temperatures five times hotter than the sun’s surface

The winterline is a phenomenon unique to Mussoorie (India) and parts of Switzerland, caused by the refraction of sunlight at a particular angle, and visible from mountain areas with a long, clear view of a valley towards the west. The phenomenon can be seen at sunset, as the sun drops behind a false horizon creating a grey and mauve strip

Because of its unique tilt, a single night on Uranus lasts for 21 years

Tan really shows that the skin is trying to protect itself from sun damage. Sun damage can lead to premature aging (wrinkles!), eye damage, and skin cancer. Even “indoor tanning” is not without risk. Tanning beds and lamps can expose you to even more harmful ultraviolet (UV) light than the sun does

Three men from Yemen tried to sue NASA for invading Mars, claiming they had inherited it from their ancestors 3,000 years ago

Jupiter Has Been Declared The Most Ancient Planet in The Solar System

The highest mountain known to man is the Olympus Mons, which is located on MARS. It’s peak is 15 miles (25KM) high, making it nearly 3 times higher than Mt Everest

The dark region on the north pole of Pluto’s moon, Charon, is called Mordor

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