35 Unbelievable Facts about Solar System

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26Pluto

It takes 248 years for Pluto to orbit the Sun, meaning it hasn't even gotten halfway around the sun since it was discovered in 1930.


27. Uranus has a magnetic field that "flickers" because the magnetic field is so off-kilter with its rotational axis that magnetic lines will snap apart and reconnect as it rotates. According to one astronomer, "Uranus is a geometric mess."


28. Earth has enough iron to make 3 new planets, each with the same mass as Mars.


29. Pluto is technically a binary system. Its moon, Charon, is massive enough in relation to Pluto that the point around which they orbit is somewhere in between the two.


30. Jupiter's moon Io, the most volcanically active world in the Solar System, has volcanic eruptions so powerful that they can be seen with large telescopes on Earth.


31Lunar Time Zone

Moon has its own time zone called Lunar Time Zone and President Richard Nixon was one of the few to have a moon watch.


32. Pluto's largest moon Charon was named after astronomer James W. Christy's wife, Charlene. It was later discovered that Charon was an existing figure in Greek mythology (the ferryman of Hades, later known as Pluto), and thus the name was kept.


33. An asteroid impact may have caused Enceladus, Saturn's moon, to wobble and eventually stabilize at a tilt that is 55 degrees "off" from its original orientation.


34. Centaurs are small celestial bodies or minor planets that orbit the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune that have unstable orbits and act like asteroids or comets.


35. There is an asteroid ((514107) 2015 BZ509) orbiting Jupiter in retrograde i.e., the "wrong" direction. Some believe the asteroid is not native to our solar system.

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