Here you can find the different planets our solar system in the Solar System coloring pages. The solar system is a planetary system that includes the Sun, the planets orbiting it, and their satellites, the dwarf planets, and other small bodies like comets, asteroids, and meteorites. The solar system also includes the Earth.
We give you an overview of our solar system. And we introduce you to the planets of our solar system: Some are storm-tossing gas balls, some are boiling hot or so cold that air would freeze on them.
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Our Solar System in Space
Our solar system consists of the Sun, its eight planets and their moons, the dwarf planets and millions of small bodies such as asteroids and comets. They all orbit around the Sun.
However, our solar system is not the only solar system in space. On the contrary: There are many billions of other solar systems whose planets, in turn, revolve around other suns.
Our solar system is about 4.57 billion years old and has arisen from a huge hydrogen cloud through the collapse. In the following text, we give you an overview of the planets of our solar system.
Eight planets orbit the Sun in our solar system. Their sizes and distances are only hinted at here – in reality, the giant planets Saturn and Jupiter have about ten times the diameter of the Earth, while the Sun has more than a hundred times that diameter.
- Diameter: 1,400,000 kilometers
- Distance to the sun: –
- Mass: 333 000 Earth masses*
- Period of circulation: –
- Moons: 0
Records: The Sun is 5500 degrees hot on the surface and 15 million degrees hot in its core. It is 750 times more massive than all the planets together and could take the Earth a million times. During strong eruptions, it ejects up to 10 billion tons of gas into space.
- Diameter: 4879 kilometers.
- Distance to the Sun: 57.9 million kilometers
- Mass: 0.055 Earth masses
- Orbital period (around the Sun): 88 Earth days
- Moons: 0
Records: On the smallest planet of our solar system, there are the biggest temperature differences between day and night: over 500 degrees! Also curious: Mercury shrinks slowly because it has a big iron core that contracts.
- Diameter: 12,104 kilometers.
- Distance to the Sun: 108.2 million kilometers
- Mass:0.815 Earth masses
- Orbital period (around the Sun): 225 Earth days
- Moons: 0
Records: Probably the most hellish planet: Due to the dense atmosphere of carbon dioxide, the temperatures on Venus rise to 460 degrees Celsius per day. Rain of corrosive sulfuric acid falls from thick clouds, and the ground is littered with volcanoes.
- Diameter: 12,756 kilometers
- Distance to the Sun: 149.6 million kilometers
- Mass:1 Earth mass
- Orbital period (around the Sun): 365 earth days
- Moons: 1
Records: Earth is the only planet on which there is life. There is also solid, liquid, and gaseous water and sometimes a spectacular solar eclipse, where the Sun disappears behind the moon.
- Diameter: 6794 kilometers.
- Distance to the Sun: 227.9 million kilometers
- Mass:0.107 Earth masses
- Orbital period (around the Sun): 687 Earth days
- Moons: 2
Records: Mons Olympus, 27 kilometers high, is the highest mountain in the solar system, the more than eight-kilometer deep Valles Marineris on Mars is the largest trench system. Also extreme: tornado-like dust vortices one kilometer in diameter.
- Diameter: 142,984 kilometers.
- Distance to the Sun: 779 million kilometers
- Mass:317.8 Earth masses
- Orbital period (around the Sun): 11.9 Earth years
- Moons: at least 63
Records: The largest planet has the shortest days (9.8 hours), and the longest-lasting storm – its Great Red Spot (bottom right) has been whirling for 340 years! Furthermore, Jupiter probably has the most moons and with Ganymede the largest.
- Diameter: 120,536 kilometres
- Distance to the Sun: 1433 million kilometers
- Mass:95.2 Earth masses
- Orbital period (around the Sun): 29.5 Earth years
- Moons: at least 61
Records: Saturn has a unique ring system and enormous ice balls: Some of Saturn’s moons are made entirely of frozen water. Lightning on Saturn is a million times stronger than on Earth, and up to 100 meters wide.
- Diameter: 51,118 kilometers.
- Distance to the Sun: 2871 million kilometers
- Mass:14.5 Earth masses
- Orbital period (around the Sun): 83.8 Earth years
- Moons: 27
Records: most unusual seasons: Because Uranus’ North Pole points to the Sun, it stays bright there in summer for about 40 years. Maybe it rains diamonds. Researchers believe the rocks could form in the atmosphere from methane gas.
- Diameter: 49,528 kilometers.
- Distance to the Sun: 4495 million kilometers
- Mass:17.1 Earth-mass
- Orbital period (around the Sun): 163.8 Earth years
- Moons: 13
Records: No one is further from the Sun. But even the strongest storms sweep over Neptune, with gusts of over 2000 kilometers per hour. Also great: the ice volcanoes on the moon Triton. They spew out nitrogen at minus 220 degrees.