Fire and Ice! Temperatures of the Solar System Planets

Temperatures of planets in the Solar System
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Did you know that the temperature on Venus is hot enough to melt lead? Or that Neptune is almost cold enough to freeze nitrogen?

There is a huge range of temperatures on the planets in our Solar System. The only planet with pleasant temperatures for us is Earth. One day we may be able to live on Mars, but we’ll need to bring lots of thick sweaters!

Check out this infographic showing the wildly different temperatures of the planets. Please feel free to share it, or use it for your blog, website or lesson plan! You’ll find embedding code after the infographic.

By the way: If you or your kids like space, you’re sure to enjoy my interactive space book for kids! It’s packed with tons of fascinating facts, interactive widgets, stunning photo galleries and gripping videos. Perfect for anyone aged 8+.

Temperatures of the Solar System planets (infographic)

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Planet tweetables!

Here are some fun planet facts you might like to tweet:

  • Visiting Venus? Bring some protection. The temperature on Venus is hot enough to melt lead! » Tweet this «
  • At night, the planet Mercury gets cold enough to turn oxygen into a liquid. In the day, it’s hot enough to melt lead! » Tweet this «
  • The planet Neptune is almost cold enough to freeze nitrogen! » Tweet this «
  • The hottest place on Earth is the Lut desert in Iran. In 2005 it reached nearly 71°C (160°F)! » Tweet this «

Have fun learning about space!

I hope you enjoyed this infographic. Do you know of any other great space infographics? If so, please feel free to share them below. And don’t forget to check out my fact-packed space book for kids!

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Fire and Ice: Temperatures in the Solar System by Matt Doyle is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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