Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Space facts

- The summer season on Uranus lasts 21 years, as does the winter season. 
- The sun is 330.000 times bigger than Earth. 
- The names given to the planets derive from ancient deities. 
- During a total solar eclipse the temperature on our planet can drop 6 degrees. 

- All the planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except for Venus which rotates clockwise. 
- About 500 meteorites fall on Earth, however most fall in the oceans or in non-populated areas. 
- Earth orbits the sun at an average speed of 29.79 km per second. 
- Earth will gradually loose its rotation speed, which will result in the extinction of the leap year in a few million years. 

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