Trivia’s Facts and More (4/15)

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This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing.  You are invited to participate with the opening question.

Brain Teaser Question

What begins with an “E” and only contains one letter?

(answer found at the end of this post)

Featured Facts

Our solar system is made up of many celestial bodies, and the planets that lie beyond Earth are the focus of today’s feature.

Here are some interesting facts about three of of these planets:


  • Named after the Roman messenger of the gods.
  • Smallest planet in our solar system.
  • Solar revolution:  88 (earth) days
  • Average day length:  59 (earth) days

Mercury’s surface is rocky and heavily cratered.  It’s solar revolution is the fastest of any of the planets in this solar system.


  • Named after the Roman goddess of love.
  • Sixth largest planet in our solar system.
  • Solar revolution:  225 (earth) days
  • Average day length:  243 (earth) days

Venus is the brightest planet in the sky, and it is sometimes referred to as the Morning Star.


  • Named after the Roman god of war.
  • Second smallest planet in our solar system.
  • Solar revolution:  687 (earth) days
  • Average day length:  24.6 hours (nearly identical to Earth)

Mars is often called the Red Planet because of its red soil.  It has frozen polar caps, which is similar to Earth’s North and South Poles.

Mars, mercury, and venus (courtesy of pinterst)


Answer to Brain Teaser Question

An envelope

6 thoughts on “Trivia’s Facts and More (4/15)

  1. I got the trivia question right away and enjoyed your info about the planets. God planned and organized the entire universe and all He did is amazing! I am sure that there is more to be discovered because God is infinite and we finite creatures cannot put Him and His creation into a box.

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