Space Science

The Planets

The Planets:

  • Mercury - named for the Roman god of travel
  • Venus - named for the Roman goddess of love
  • Earth - comes from "ertha" an Old English/German word over 1000 years old, meaning soil and ground
  • Mars - named for the Roman god of war
  • Jupiter - named for the Roman king of the gods
  • Saturn - named for the roman god of agriculture
  • Uranus - in Greek mythology was the father of the Titans
  • Neptune - named for the Roman god of water