The world around our sun is vast, from tiny inanimate rocks to huge balls of gas. The brothers and sisters of our planet have their own extreme characteristics and crazy phenomena. Charles Q. Choi
Earth’s Air
Earth is the only planet in our solar system that has oxygen in its atmosphere, allowing Earth to support human life.
NASA
points out how special the Earth is; after all, we live here, which seems a bit like staring Although the Earth is covered by oceans, Mars may have once owned oceans. But no atmosphere full of free oxygen can be found anywhere else in the solar system, ultimately proving that this is essential to one of the earth’s other unique characteristics-us.
The Great Red Spot of Jupiter
NASA / ESA / A. SimonMiller (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
NASA / ESA / A. SimonMiller (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
The most extraordinary feature of Jupiter’s surface is undoubtedly the Great Red Spot of Red Spot, an appearance A huge storm that lasted more than 300 years. The largest diameter of the Great Red Spot is about three times that of Earth. Every now and then the spots disappear completely.
Saturn Hexagon
NASA / JPL / Institute of Space Sciences
NASA / JPL / Institute of Space Sciences
Saturn may be known for its spectacular halo, but Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune also have halos. Yet it has never been seen on any other planet like the massive hexagon surrounding Saturn’s north pole, with each side nearly 7,500 miles (12,500 kilometers) wide, large enough to host nearly four Earths. Thermal images show that it is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) deep in Earth’s atmosphere. Scientists have proposed several other ideas about the origin of the hexagon. One such idea is that hexagons are produced by complex interactions between waves and agitated gases in the atmosphere.
Mars Storm
NASA / JPLCaltech / Marin Space Science System
NASA / JPLCaltech / Marin Space Science System
The dust storm on Mars is the largest in the solar system and can cover the entire red planet and last for several months. One theory as to why dust storms on Mars got so big started with airborne dust particles absorbing sunlight, warming the nearby Martian atmosphere. Warm air flows to cooler areas, creating wind. Strong wind blows more dust from the ground, which warms the atmosphere, produces more wind, and raises more dust.
Ring of Saturn
Announcement
NASA / JPL
NASA / JPL
Saturn is known for its spectacular rings. A ring is too dark to be seen from the earth. It was discovered only in 2009. Its diameter is at least 200 times the diameter of the earth: the ring can hold 1 billion earths.
Neptune’s wind
NASA / JPL
NASA / JPL
On Neptune, jet winds can be found at speeds exceeding 1,500 mph. Although it is far away from the sun, sometimes farther from the sun than Pluto, and has relatively weak internal heat, how it obtains energy to power the fastest planetary wind in the solar system is still a mystery.
Strange tilt of Uranus
NASA and Erich Kakoschka, University of Arizona
NASA and Erich Kakoschka, University of Arizona
Unlike other worlds, Uranus is tilted so large, So that it basically orbits the sun sideways, and its rotation axis almost points to the stars. Many astronomers believe that this unusual orientation may be due to an Earth-sized planet colliding with it shortly after its formation.
Mars high tides and low valleys
Mars has the highest mountains and the longest and deepest valleys in the solar system. Olympus Mons is 17 miles high, and Valles Marineris is 5-6 miles deep and nearly 2,500 miles long.
NASA / JPL
This red planet has the highest mountains and the longest and deepest valleys in the solar system. Mount Olympus is about 17 miles (27 kilometers) high, about three times the height of Mount Everest, and the Vale of Mariners can reach a depth of 5 to 6 miles (8 to 10 kilometers) in some places and travel about 2,500 miles ( 4,000 kilometers), which is close to the width of Australia or the distance from Philadelphia to San Diego.
Mercury’s temperature fluctuations
Announcement
Mercury’s temperature fluctuations are the largest in the solar system, even though it is the planet closest to the sun. There is not enough atmosphere on the planet to absorb heat.
NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution, Washington
As the closest planet to the sun, the surface temperature of Mercury can reach 450 degrees Celsius (840 degrees Fahrenheit). However, because the world does not have enough atmosphere to absorb heat, the night temperature will drop to 275 degrees Fahrenheit (170 degrees Celsius), and the temperature change will exceed 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the largest solar energy in the system.
The hot surface of Venus
NASA
NASA
Although Venus is only the second closest planet to the sun, its dense and toxic atmosphere traps heat in a runaway version of the greenhouse effect, making the earth change warm. As a result, the temperature on Venus reached 870 degrees Fahrenheit (465 degrees Celsius), enough to melt lead.

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