Planets

Galileos-telescope night sky - PLANETS - Planets In Our Solar System (Planets)

Mercury - PLANETS - Planets In Our Solar System (Planets)Mercury

The first of the planets in our solar system which makes it the closest to the Sun.

It is named after the Roman deity Mercury, the messenger of the gods.

 

 

Venus - PLANETS - Planets In Our Solar System (Planets)Venus

The second of the planets in our solar system which is the second planet from the Sun.

is the Roman goddess whose functions encompassed love, beauty, sex, fertility, prosperity, victory, and desire

 

 

Earth - PLANETS - Planets In Our Solar System (Planets)Earth  

Our home planet which we live on, and also the third planet away from the Sun.

Earth (otherwise known as the world)  Goddess of Earth – Tellus Mater (” Mother Earth”)

 

 

Mars - PLANETS - Planets In Our Solar System (Planets)Mars

Being the fourth of the planets in our solar system.

Named after the Roman god of war

 

 

Jupiter - PLANETS - Planets In Our Solar System (Planets)Jupiter

The largest of all the planets in our solar system and the fifth furthest away from the sun.

Jupiter also called Jove in latin, is the god of sky and thunder and king of the gods in Ancient Roman religion and mythology.

 

 

Saturn - PLANETS - Planets In Our Solar System (Planets)Saturn

The sixth of the planets in our solar system and it is quite distinguishable from the others in our solar system by its moons and rings.  Saturn is named after the Roman god of agriculture

 

 

Uranus - PLANETS - Planets In Our Solar System (Planets)Uranus

The seventh of the planets in our solar system.

Uranus is the only planet whose name is derived from a figure from Greek mythology, from the Latinised version of the Greek god of the sky Ouranos.

 

 

Neptune - PLANETS - Planets In Our Solar System (Planets)Neptune

The eighth planet in our solar system.

It is named after the Roman god of the sea and has the astronomical symbol ♆, a stylised version of the god Neptune’s trident.

 

 

Pluto - PLANETS - Planets In Our Solar System (Planets)Pluto

Is the ninth planet in our solar system, which sits right on the edge of our solar system by the Kuiper belt. Pluto is also considered a dwarf planet.

The name Pluto, after the god of the underworld