planets facts Selected as the most interesting among Solar System related questions in Solar System quiz This is the aurora of Jupiter. What are the visible bright spots caused by?Jupiter moons. Jupiter's moons, especially Io (spot on the left), are powerful sources of auroras on Jupiter. These arise from electric currents along field lines, generated by a dynamo mechanism due to the relative motion between the rotating planet and the moving moon.Created by: globalquiz.orgSolar System facts » Which planet is the brightest seen from Earth?Venus is much brighter than other planets. It is due to its proximity to the Sun (source of light), and bright clouds of sulfuric acid in its atmosphere.Created by: globalquiz.orgastronomy facts » Which planet is the closest in size to Earth?Venus. The equatorial diameter of Venus is about 95% the size of the Earth's equatorial diameter. Moreover, its mass, density and orbit is also closest to those of Earth.Created by: Kasiatechnology facts » Which planets in the Solar System have no natural satellites?Mercury and Venus. Only Mercury and Venus have no natural satellites.Created by: globalquiz.orgastronomy facts » How many planets in the Solar System are not named after a Greek or Roman god?One. It's the Earth.Created by: globalquiz.orgnames facts » How many planets does the Solar System consist of?Eight. These are Mercury, the Venus, the Earth, Mars, the Jupiter, the Saturn, the Uranus and the Neptune. The Pluto is excluded from the list since 2006, and it is classified as one of dwarf planets (not even the largest of them).Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykastronomy facts » How many times is Jupiter's volume larger than Earth's volume?1,321 times. Jupiter is so big, that it is almost the size of a star. The smallest known red dwarf is just 16 percent larger in diameter than Jupiter.Created by: K.R.A.C.space facts » Which planet of the solar system has the smallest surface?Mercury has a surface of 75x10^6 km^2, which is equal to 14,7% of Earth' surface.Created by: lanusienkaastronomy facts » Mars colonisation is a hype topic. What is the biggest threat for those wishing to take a part in a journey to Mars?Cosmic rays. The only efficient protection against high energetic cosmic radiation, one we are granted with, is Earth magnetic field. Both during a long flight to Mars and through the stay on the planet, that did not form electromagnetic field, astronauts would be exposed to ionization. Created by: smyruastronautics facts » Play Solar System quiz and see all the questions.