English Comprehensions: More Planets

We continue to add to our comprehensions on space with more fascinating facts about the remaining planets. New this week are:
With a radius of about 43,500 miles, Jupiter is 11 times wider than Earth. If Earth were the size of a grape, Jupiter would be about as big as a basketball.
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet in the Solar System. Like Jupiter, Saturn is made mostly of hydrogen and helium.
Uranus was the first planet found with the aid of a telescope. The seventh planet from the Sun, it was discovered in 1781 by the astronomer William Herschel, although he originally thought it was either a comet or a star.
Dark, cold and whipped by supersonic winds, ice giant Neptune is the eighth and most distant planet in our solar system.
Each planet has comprehensions at three levels of difficulty and can be found at:
English: KS1: Comprehension: Space
English: Lower KS2: Comprehension: Space
English: Upper KS2: Comprehension: Space
Whilst Pluto was originally classified as a planet it has now been reclassified as a dwarf planet. We will be covering this and other fascinating facts about space in the future.

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