The Solar System
During the past three decades a myriad of space explorers have escaped the confines of planet Earth and have set out to discover our planetary neighbors.
The order of thesebodies are: Sun, Mercury,Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto
SOME OF THE HISTORY BEHIND THE NAMES OF THE PLANETS
In astronomy mythology, Mercury was theRoman version of the Greek god Hermes. He was the messenger for the other gods, and for this reason Mercury is often depicted in pictures with winged sandals. In addition to delivering messages, he wasalso the protector of travelers and merchants.
In astronomy mythology, Venus was the Roman goddess of love and beauty. In Greek, her name was Aphrodite.
In astronomymythology, her Greek name was Gaea. Earth was the mother of the mountains, valleys, streams and all other land formations. She was married to Uranus.
Mars was the Roman god of war andagriculture. It may not seem like these two things go together, but they do. Mars protected those who fought for their communities, and stayed home to raise crops for food. In Greek, Mars was knownas Ares.
Jupiter, known as Zeus in Greek mythology, over threw his father Saturn to become king of the gods. He then split the universe with his brothers Neptune and Pluto.Saturn means:
Saturn was the Roman god of agriculture. He was called Cronus by the Greeks. He is the son of Uranus and the father of Jupiter. Saturn overthrew his father to become king of the gods, butwas then overthrown himself by his son Jupiter.
In astronomy mythology, Uranus was the lord of the skies and husband of Earth. He was also the king of the gods until he wasoverthrown by his son Saturn.
At first, Neptune was only the god of water, but later on this was extended to include the sea when he became associated with the Greek god Poseidon....
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