We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Plot Bunnies featuring Angel Numbers and Messages. This is the beginning of a new project that Dave Mornix and I have planned. Each day will post something funny, weird or strange … but with some fact behind it. You can then run with it and use it for your own inspirational purposes or just read it and do nothing the choice is yours.
The planets in our solar system all seem to have names of Roman Gods. All except Earth.
Mercury: The Roman Winged Messenger god and his Greek name is Hermes, the god of travel, commerce, and thievery. This name was probably denoted to Mercury due to it moving so fast. (Rotation duration 58 days and 15 hours)
Venus: The Roman Goddess of Love and her Greek name is Aphrodite, The goddess of love and beauty. This name was probably denoted to Venus being so beautiful and bright in the sky. (Rotation duration 243 Earth days, note it is the longest day out of all the planets in this solar system)
Earth: No Roman Naming, however it was given a Greek name Gaia meaning Earth and the Great Mother of All. (Rotation duration 23 hours and 56 minutes)
Mars: The Roman God of War and his Greek name is Ares, The God of War. The name was probably denoted to Mars because it’s red, fiery red. (Rotation duration 24 hours, 39 minutes and 35 seconds)
Jupiter: The Roman God of all Gods, and his Greek name is Zeus, the king of Gods. The name was probably denoted to Jupiter because it is the largest planet in our solar system. (Rotation duration 9.9 hours)
Saturn: The Roman God of Agriculture, the Greek name is Cronus. In Roman mythology Saturn retired and replaced by his daughter Ceres. (Rotation duration 10 hours 39 minutes and 24 seconds)
Uranus: The Roman God of the Sky, in Roman mythology Uranus retired and was replaced by his grandson, Jupiter (in Greek mythology it is Zeus). (Rotation duration 17 hours 14 minutes and 24 seconds)
Neptune: The Roman God of the Seas, in Greek the name is Poseidon. The name was probably denoted to Neptune because of its blue color, blue like the seas. (Rotation duration 16 hours, 6 minutes and 36 seconds)
Pluto: The Roman God of the Underworld, in Greek the name Hades. The name was probably denoted to Pluto because it was so far away in the system, and it’s in perpetual darkness. (Rotation duration 6.39 Earth Days)
Some Planet facts:
- Jupiter is the planet with the most moons, in 2009 63 were confirmed
- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are all gas giants
- Venus rotates clockwise also called a retrograde rotation (all the others go counter-clockwise)
- Saturn is the second largest planet and 95 times more massive than Earth
- The red color of Mars is due to oxidized (rusted) iron in its soil
- We live in the suburbs so to speak, the Milky Way belongs to a cluster of 30 galaxies called the Local Group, which is 7 million light years across.
- Saturn’s rings are sets of thin rings of ice, dust and tiny rocks, which orbit the planet around its equator
- The Kuiper belt objects (KBOs)is a region of the solar system beyond Neptune, it’s where Pluto resides and is it is the largest member of the Kuiper Belt. Similar to an asteroid belt.
- The Drake Equation was proposed by astronomer Frank Drake to work out how many civilizations there could be in our galaxy – and the figure is in millions.
- Jupiter’s gravity squeezes the hydrogen so hard that it is liquid.
Food for thought:
Story ideas …
Travelling to the end of our galaxy what would that be like?
What if all this we see around us is in fact an illusion? What is the purpose? Who is controlling the illusion?
What if there is alien life living on another planet in our solar system? They are just smarter than us and are waiting for us to find them?
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“All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.”
~ Aldous Huxley ~
Hope you enjoyed this!
R. J. Davies Mornix and Dave Mornix