The Planets

Day 5 - December 4

Space Project 2000 - Day 5 - The Planets

The astronauts are getting ready to enter the International Space Station (ISS). That's right! In four days they will visit the crew aboard the Station.

Russian cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev, along with American astronaut Bill Shepherd, are the first "inhabitants" of the ISS. The crew of the Station left on Halloween, from Baikonour in Kazakhstan, aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. Known as Expedition 1, they will be living on the Space Station for four months. Marc and the members of his mission are Expedition 1st visitors.

Questions / Answers

Also available: The list of all questions of the Space 2000 Project

Mission: Sun Contest


Name one of the prettiest effects of solar power.

Answer :

The rainbow. A rainbow occurs when the Sun's rays travel through humid air or rain. The suspended droplets of water in the air break down the light rays into a series of colours that ranges from red to purple. Have you ever seen a rainbow? When and where? What was the weather like? What time of day was it?

Diameter Planets
Planets Diameter
Mercury 4 878 Kilometres (Km)
Venus 12 104 (Km)
Earth 12 756 (Km)
Mars 6 794 (Km)
Jupiter 142 800 (Km)
Saturn 120 000 (Km)
Uranus 51 800 (Km)
Neptune 49 600 (Km)