With Just A Hint Of Amelia

Princess Amelia counts the planets!

Posted on: September 28, 2017

Dearest Princess Amelia, I am sorry for not posting on your blog for quite a while. But I thought that I would give you a special space blog this time. Do you remember that we spoke about the different planets when we met at the charity dog walk, that day that you helped Ziggy through here first ever agility course? I thought about that chat and chose to post about our solar system.

Our solar system has eight planets (there used to be nine, but it was decided that Pluto was too small); Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system and it is also the hottest as it is closest to the sun. It has no natural satellites.

Venus is the second planet from the sun and it is slightly smaller and much drier than Earth. It has no natural satellites

Earth is the third planet from the sun and we live here. As far as we know it is the only planet in the solar system with life. We have one natural satellite which we call the moon.

Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and is often called the red planet. It is smaller than Earth and Venus. There is a volcano on Mars called Olympus Mons which is more than twice as tall as Earth’s Mount Everest. Mars has two natural satellites called Deimos and Phobos.

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun and the largest. It has at least 69 natural satellites the largest of which are Ganymede, Callisto, Io, and Europa. Ganymede is bigger than the planet Venus.

Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun and has some very distinctive rings which circle it. The rings are made of small ice and rock particles. Saturn has at least 62 natural satellites, these include Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system.

Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun and is the lightest of all eight. It has at least 27 natural satellites the largest of which are Titania, Oberon, Umbriel, Ariel, and Miranda. Uranus unlike any of the other seven planets orbits the sun on its side.

Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun and is slightly smaller than Uranus. It has at least 14 natural satellites, the largets of which is Triton. There are geysers of liquid nitrogen on Triton.

Now let’s listen to a few songs that mention many of the planets and the sun! You can even dance to some of them :-). Oh and please say sorry to Mummy and Daddy for the Venga Boys song!

 

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