Our topic for today is planets of the solar system. The eight planets in their increasing order of distance from the sun are mercury, venus earth, mass jupiter, saturn, uranus and neptune. They revolve around the sun in definite orbits. Mercury is the smallest planet in the solar system, as mercury is nearest to the sun, it is extremely hot during the day and extremely cold during the night. The second planet, venus is the hottest and brightest of all planets, as it can be seen in the morning and evening. It is called as the morning star or evening star. The third planet in the solar system. Is our planet earth? Nearly 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water due to which the earth is also called the blue planet. It is the only planet on which life is known to exist. The fourth planet is mars. It is also known as the red planet because of the presence of red soil and rocks the fifth and the largest planet in the solar system is jupiter. It is so large that it can occupy nearly 1300 earths inside it. The sixth planet that is saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system. It is yellowish in color, it has beautiful rings around it that are made up of ice and dust. The seventh planet is uranus. A thick layer of gas covers this planet. The eighth planet is neptune, as this planet is farthest from the sun.

Cold winds blow here at very high speeds: Music, it’s, um, sometime Music. Why is pluto not a planet anymore, because i’m, not silly anymore, yeah, yeah, now listen. Pluto was discovered by clyde tombaugh in 1930. It is not considered a planet anymore, because in 2006, astronomers of iau gave a new definition to the word planet. According to the new definition, a planet is a celestial body which is in orbit around. The sun is spherical in shape and it has cleared the neighborhood around its orbit. What does this mean? It basically means that using its gravity, a planet should have removed, asteroids and dwarf planets.

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