When the sky is clear and the weather allows it, we can look up at the night sky and marvel at the greatness of our solar system in all of its beauty. For most of us, Planet Earth is where we’ll spend our entire lives, but the blue planet is just one of the many celestial bodies within our solar system. Shrouded in mistery for the entirety of our history, the sky above us doesn’t hold that many secrets anymore, yet it is truly astonishing by all accounts.
Over the next few minutes, we’ll find out some quite amazing things about our solar system and our neighbouring planets, facts many of you probably didn’t know. Long story short, here are 10 of the most interesting facts about our solar system.
10Seasons on Uranus last for 20 years
Uranus’ orbital tilt is 82 degrees meaning that the planet ‘stands’ practically on its side. It is for this exact reason that a season on Uranus lasts about 20 Earth years. This causes odd weather on its surface at the same time. For instance, Spring on Uranus means below freezing temperatures with enormous storms. Needless to say, the overall climate on Uranus is very inhospitable for any life form.