In our solar system, nine planets circle around our Sun. The Sun sits in the middle while the planets travel in circular paths (called orbits) around it. These nine planetstravel in the same direction (counter- clockwise looking down from the Sun's north pole).
The solar system is made up of two parts: The inner solar system contains Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Thesefour planets are closest to the Sun. The outer solar system contains Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The inner planets are separated from the outer planets by the Asteroid Belt.According to the mythology…
In Roman mythology Mercury is the god of commerce, travel and thievery. Mercury is also known as Hermes, the messenger of the Gods, in Greek mythology. Theplanet probably received this name because it moves so quickly across the sky.
Venus is the Roman goddess of love and beauty. She is known as Aphrodite in Greek mythology. The planet is so namedprobably because it is the brightest of the planets known to the ancients.
Earth is the only planet whose English name does not derive from Greek or Roman mythology. The name comes from Old Englishand Germanic language.
Mars is the god of War. In Greek mythology, he is known as Ares. The planet probably got this name due to its red color; Mars is sometimes referred to as the "Red Planet." Thename of the month March derives from Mars.
The Sun is personified in many mythologies. The Greeks called it Helios. The Sun's name comes from the Romans who called it Sol.
Jupiter was the King ofthe Roman Gods and the patron of the Roman state. To the ancient Greeks, he was known as Zeus, ruler of the Greek Gods and Mount Olympus.
SATURN In Roman mythology, Saturn is the god of agriculture.He is known as Cronus in Greek mythology. Cronus was the father of Zeus (Jupiter). Saturn is the root of the English word "Saturday."
Uranus is the ancient Greek God of the Heavens - the earliest...