In our cosmic neighborhood, the planets in our solar system would be our family. These two sets of roman and greek god named 4 rocky planets and 4 gaseous giants make up our solar system, each with its own unique characteristics. Below is the list of planets in our solar system, in order from away the sun, along with a unique characteristic: 1. Mercury: The planet, named after the most clever of the Greek gods, has wrinkles. Yes! You read that right, a planet with wrinkles. Now you might be flipping off thinking, "Oh boy, this blog is all hocus!", but hold on for a minute. Features on Mercury's surface known as Scarps were formed due to the cooling of Mercury's large iron core. As we know, a metal as it cools down becomes smaller in size. In a similar way, as the large metal core cooled down over the years, it started to contract, forming what we know see as wrinkles.
2. Venus: This scorching, vacation gone too wild of a planet, experiences acid rain regularly and has the highest surface temperature of any place in the Solar System. Scientists believe that Venus was once a habitable planet but experienced a runaway greenhouse effect about 700 million years ago. A runaway greenhouse effect is similar to a greenhouse effect, but a significant difference is, in a normal greenhouse effect, we still have the chance to stop it, but in a runaway one, the planet's doom is set in destiny. 3. Earth: Our home, is the place, as we know of so far, in the entire Universe, with a photosynthetic biosphere. In a sense, it means Earth is the only place that has the ability to harbor life, with an environment that has a light supply such that photosynthesis can occur and the solvent of life, water!
4. Mars: The Roman God of war, has over the years had 6 rovers successfully operate on it. From NASA's Sojourner (1997) to China's Zhurong (2021), we humans have had many attempts to land on this red world, out of which only 6 were successful. Namely NASA's Sojourner (1997), Opportunity (2004), Spirit (2004), Curiosity (2012), Perseverance (2021), and China's Zhurong (2021).