Earth Facts and Information

Introduction Earth is the largest of the inner planets and the only planet in our solar system that is known to support life.  Formed around 4.5 billion years ago Earth is the only planet not named after a Roman or Greek God or Goddess, instead it is an English/German word meaning the ground. The Earth … Read more

Venus Facts and Information

Introduction Venus is the second planet from the sun and the hottest one in our solar system with temperatures up to 462°C. It is often referred to as Earths sister planet as they are similar in size, mass and density but it is thought to be the least hospitable planet due to its intense heat. … Read more

Mercury Facts and Information

Introduction Mercury has been known to us since 300BC and is a very small planet close to the sun making it hard to see.  Mercury can only been seen with a telescope before sunset or just after dawn.  It appears as a small spot in front of the surface of the sun. There is no … Read more