Mars Planet Essay

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Under The Astronomic International Union (IAU) definitions, there are eight planets in the Solar System. In order of increasing distance from the Sun, they are the four terrestrials, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, then the four gas giants, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Originally, there were nine planets in the Solar System. Nowadays, Pluto has been considered as the dwarf planet. Six of the planets are orbited by one or more natural satellites. Jupiter is the largest, at 318 Earth masses, while Mercury is smallest, at 0.055 Earth masses. The names for the planets in the Western world are derived from the naming practices of the Romans, which ultimately derive from those of the Greeks and the Babylonians. Today, most people in the western world know the planets by names derived from the Olympian pantheon of gods. When the Romans studied Greek astronomy, they gave the planets their own gods' names: Mercury (for Hermes, God of Commerce and Thievery), Venus (Aphrodite, Goddess of Wisdom), Mars (Ares, God of War), Jupiter (Zeus, King of Gods), Saturn (Cronus, father of Zeus), Neptune (Poseidom , God of Ocean), Pluto (Hades, God of Underworld) and Uranus (Rhea, Goddess of life). The planet we live is the earth. Our neighboring planets are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto and Uranus. Mercury Our solar system consists of the sun and nine planets. Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. Mercury was named after the Roman God of Commerce and Thievery. It might have gotten its name because of the way it quickly appears and disappears from Earth's view. Mercury is the second smallest planet in the solar system; Pluto is the only planet that is smaller. Earth's diameter is about 7,200, while tiny Mercury has less than half of that size, about 3,000 miles in diameter. Mercury, a planet, is smaller than Ganymede, a satellite revolving

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