Solar System Infographic
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The Solar System

Neptune

The furthest planet from the Sun. It is named for the Roman god of sea. It is the smallest of the outer planets, and a gas giant.

Uranus

The only planet named for a Greek god, its name comes from the god of the sky. It's unique in that its rotation is horizontal

Satrun

Named for the Roman god of agriculture. It is most well known for its highly visible rings, which are made up mostly of ice.

Jupiter

Jupiter is the first of the outer planets, and the fifth planet from the Sun. It is named for the king of the Roman gods. It is the largest of all of the planets.

Mars

Named for the Roman god of war, it is also known as the "Red Planet". It is the last of the inner planets.

Earth

Earth is the only known planet that has any life forms in the Solar System.   It is the third planet from the Sun. It is the only planet that is not named after a god.

Venus

Named after the Roman goddess of beauty and love. Venus is almost the same size as Earth, but other than size the two planets are very different

Mercury

Named after the Roman messenger god. In mythology, the god was known for being quick - Mercury is the fastest of all the planets to orbit the Sun, because it has the smallest route it has to take.

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