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  • Mercury : named after the Roman god of messengers ; closest to the sun; the great difference between day and night temperatures (about 400 °C and -170°C); has no moon
  • Venus : named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty ; second planet from the sun; almost the same size as Earth (known as the ‘Earth’s Twin’); visible after sunset or before sunrise (Evening Star or Morning Star); very hot; has no moon
  • Mars : named after the Roman god of war ; known as the ‘Red Planet’; about half the size of Earth; has almost the same period of rotation as Earth; has two moons .
  • Jupiter : named after the ruler of the Roman gods ; largest planet in the solar system; has 53 known moons (described by NASA as a mini solar system) but the numbers increased between 80 and 95 moons as of 2023.
  • Saturn : named after Jupiter’s father in Roman mythology ; a most beautiful planet in the solar system; has bright rings made of icy particles around its equator; has 53 known moons. 
  • Uranus : named after the Greek god of the sky ; discovered in 1781 by William Herschel; has rings around its equator; has 27 known moons.  
  • Neptune : named after the Roman god of the sea ; similar to Uranus in size and structure (called the Twin Giants); has eight known moons.
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Davneet Singh

Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.