The 13 Weirdest Things About Our Solar System

One star and nine planets may seem like the typical cluster of objects that make up a solar system, but nothing in the cosmos is without its strangeness. Here is a list of some of the more recognizable objects in the night sky with some of the facts that make them unique.


Sun – A massive ball of ionized gas that took our planet’s place as the center of our solar system in 1543.

Mercury – The closest planet to the Sun. As its name suggests, Mercury is primarily made up of poisonous, liquid metal.

Venus – By far the hottest planet in our solar system, Venus gets hit on more frequently than any other celestial body.

Earth – The only planet that still has religions.

Moon – The Earth’s natural satellite. To this day scientists have no idea how it got there, though the most widely accepted theory is werewolves.

Mars – Mars is a shy planet, often embarrassed by its red bumpy surface. It’s tried everything from Proactive to alcohol wipes but nothing seems to do the trick.

Asteroid Belt – Located between Mars and Jupiter, the odds of successful navigating it are 3,720 to 1.

Jupiter – The largest planet in our solar system. It has a “Great Red Spot” where some wine spilled about 600 million years ago.

Galilean Moons – Four planet-sized moons that orbit Jupiter, each possessing unique geological properties. Their names are Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo.

Saturn – Also known as the “Mob Wife” planet for its extravagant and unnecessary rings, Saturn makes one revolution around the Sun every Saturday.

Uranus – Uranus has 27 moons.

Neptune – Either the seventh or eighth planet, Neptune spends as much time in space as it does in the ocean.

Pluto – Planet when it needs to be, player when it wants to be.


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By Jacob S. Wydra: @jswydra

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