20 Amazing Things You Probably Didn't Know About Our Solar System

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Most people are apt to assume that Mount Everest is the tallest peak in the solar system, but they’d be wrong. Olympus Mons on planet Mars, a shield volcano, is 21km high and 600km wide, nearly three times taller than Everest.

The Biggest And Smallest

Jupiter may be our solar system’s largest planet, but that doesn’t mean that it has the largest everything. Despite its massive size, Jupiter has the shortest day of any planet, clocking in at 9 days and 55 minutes.