Our Solar System


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  • Earth
  • I am on the North Pole.
  • Our Sun
  • Mars
  • The planet we live on is called Earth. Earth is ~92,960,000 miles from the sun. The diameter of the Earth is ~7,917.5 miles. Earth is the only planet in the Solar System with liquid water on the surface and the only planet known to be able to support life.
  • Looking at the sky from Earth you probably see the Sun. The Sun is in the center of our Solar System. The diameter of the Sun is ~864,575.9 miles. The surface of the Sun is ~9,941°F. The Sun is simply a big ball of gasses that release energy and allow life to live on Earth.
  • You cannot usually see it but the closest planet to Earth is Mars. Mars is ~33,900,000 miles from Earth. The diameter of Mars is ~4,212 miles. The average surface temperature of Mars is −67 °F. Mars is the closest planet to Earth. There are no known living organisms on Mars...that we know of...
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