(Part 1) Our solar system contains nine planet, and one star, the sun. The first planet nearest to the sun is Mercury, it is 0.4 light years away from the sun, 277 times smaller than the sun and is brown. Second comes Venus, it is 0.7 light years away from the sun, 113 times smaller than the sun and is a dark brown color. Then comes our own planet, Earth, it is 1 light year away from the sun, 108. times smaller than the sun, and is blue, green and brown. Earths moon is 416 times smaller than the sun and is a grayish color. Thirdly comes Mars, 1.5 light years away from the sun it is 208 times smaller then the sun and is a brown color. These four planets are the closest to each other than any of the planets in our solar system.
Article posted September 24, 2009 at 08:51 AM •
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