The Solar System 1

Published: Wednesday 17th March 2010
  1. Since Pluto was re-classified as a dwarf planet in 2006, how many planets are there in our solar system?
  2. Which is the closest planet to the Sun?
  3. Which planet is the furthest away from the Sun?
  4. Which planet is known as 'The Red Planet'?
  5. Name the 4 'Gas Giants' or Jorian Planets?
  6. The largest moon in the solar system is one of the 63 satellites of Jupiter, what is it called?
  7. Which TWO planets have no moons?
  8. Three of the 27 known moons of Uranus share names with characters from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night Dream", what are they called?
  9. Which planet takes around 4332 earth days to orbit the Sun?
  10. Which planet has a giant red spot?
  11. Which planet was known by the ancient Chinese as Ch'en-Hsing (The Hour Star)?
  12. What is the third planet from the Sun?
  13. Which planet is known as "The Morning Star" or "The Evening Star" dependant on the time of the year?
  14. How many days (to the nearest ten) does it take Mercury to orbit the Sun?
  15. The highest known mountain in the universe is "Olympus Mons", on which planet is it located?
  16. What do the rings of Saturn mainly consist of?
  17. Which planet was discovered by William Herschel in 1781?
  18. How many moons does Mars have?
  19. What is the name of Saturn's largest moon?
  20. How many Earth years does it take Neptune to complete an orbit of the Sun?
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