Author: Rachel

The sixth planet from the sun and the second-largest planet in our solar system, Saturn, or “the ringed planet”, has a wide array of unique and intriguing features. Composed of mostly Hydrogen and Helium, the volume of Saturn is 755 times greater than that of Earth and it is the only planet with a density lower than the density of water. Saturn is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful and dazzling planets specifically because of its prominent feature- the intricate and extensive rings that are made up of millions of bits of ice, dust, and rock.…

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Home to the deepest canyon and the largest Volcano in the entire Solar System, Mars is the fourth planet and the second smallest planet in our solar system. Widely known as “the Red Planet”, given its distinct brownish-red colour, the ancient Romans named it after their God of war. The Egyptians dubbed it “Her Desher” meaning ‘the red one’ and the Chinese astronomers named it “the fire star”. Few physical characteristics of Mars are believed to be slightly similar to that of Earth- including its weather system and its atmosphere, which is composed of mostly nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and argon…

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