What is the 5th planet from the sun?
The one after Mars, I believe.
P.S. Why is the sun hot? Its snowing here, so it can't be too hot.
- FunnelwebLv 71 month ago
Jupiter is the fifth planet. However in the past there was speculation that it was really the sixth planet.
It was once thought that the asteroid belt was the remains of the original fifth planet which broke up for some reason. This alleged fifth planet was called Phaeton. However this is no longer believed.
It was also once thought that there was a planet inside the orbit of Mercury called Vulcan. A 19th century astronomer even claimed to have seen it. The reason was to explain the unusual orbit of Mercury. If Vulcan actually had existed then Earth would be the fourth planet, and Mars the fifth planet. However Einstein's General Theory of Relativity explains Mercury's orbit without the need for an inner planet.
- AlexanderLv 71 month ago
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun. However the asteroid belt occupies the fifth planetary orbit. Whether there once was a planet in that slot is speculative.
- CliveLv 71 month ago
Why can't you google this?
- Bill-MLv 71 month ago
2. Nuclear Fusion of Hydrogen.
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- RetiefLv 71 month ago
Jupiter (I learned this in grade 3).
It is a fusion reactor, just because it snows doesn't mean the sun isn't hot. You are not on the sun, are you.
- LônLv 71 month ago
You're not on the Sun though, are you?
- ?Lv 71 month ago
Its cold because the sun gets turned off at night to save power. In winter they turn it off earlier, which is why or gets dark earlier
- DJCLv 51 month ago
The fifth planet from the sun is Jupiter. And you are correct, Jupiter is the planet after Mars in the sequential order of orbits.
The sun is hot; it is very hot. Scientists estimate its surface temperature to be 9941°F (5505°C). Just to put that in perspective: A very hot day here on earth would be 100°F (38°C); the average oven gets up to about 800°F (427°C) on self-clean mode; the average fire on earth (orange or yellow) is around 2000°F (1100°C); and the sun is hotter than all of those combined.
It's snowing where you are because the sun is approximately 92,960,000 miles away from the earth. It takes light 8 minutes and 19 seconds just to travel between the two. The earth is tilted at about a 23½° axis as it revolves around the sun. When the hemisphere you are in is pointed toward the sun, that is summer (Jun.-Sept. in north, Dec.-Mar. in south); when the hemisphere you are in is pointed away from the sun, that is winter (Dec.-Mar. in north, Jun.-Sept. in south). If it's snowing where you are, then you must live in the northern hemisphere, and since it's January right now, it's winter where you live and that's why it's snowing.
As for why the sun is hot, it's hot because it's constantly burning hydrogen among other elements.
- yet-knish!Lv 71 month ago
The sun is almost 10,000 degrees Farenheit. That's pretty damn hot. Winter is caused by the hemisphere of the Earth we're in being tilted away from the sun. If the sun weren't there, it would be a helluva lot colder. It's minus 450 degrees in space.
- Master ShakeLv 41 month ago
there is no point in answering this, the answer would just go over your head