Showcase your fascination for space with this dazzling pearl planet necklace, perfect for casual looks or TikTok selfies. Be the center of attention in any social circle you join with this piece!
This bib-style necklace represents our solar system’s nine planets (including Pluto) and sun in antique brass baubles that are roughly to scale.
The Earth is the third planet from the Sun and unique for several reasons – not least being its ability to sustain life, but also because its temperature and climate provide optimal conditions for life to flourish, as well as being the only known place in space containing water.
Earth has one natural satellite – the Moon. When seen from another part of our Solar System, Earth would appear bright blue-gray, with clouds swirling above its oceans and polar ice caps beneath.
The Solar System comprises the Sun, four terrestrial planets, five dwarf planets, hundreds of moons, and numerous asteroids and comets – plus Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus from our galaxy; Uranus orbiting Neptune as part of their galactic center orbit. All this lies within the Local Interstellar Cloud with an approximate orbit distance of 27000 light-years (lys).
The Red Planet is the second most minor planet in our solar system and is most notably known for its series of impact craters that dot its surface. Olympus Mons, which sits three times taller than Mount Everest, is also noteworthy.
Mars’ density differs significantly from Earth’s, which has an enormous influence on its climate. Mars’ elliptical orbit means its southern hemisphere tilts toward the Sun when close, creating long, warm summers; when further away, it slopes away, creating short but cold winters.
This exquisitely designed necklace brings the strength and splendor of Mars into everyday wear through its elegantly designed baubles. This bib-style accessory boasts 9 of our solar system’s planets (plus Pluto) and our Sun, depicted roughly to scale as silver-toned pendants – an ideal present for anyone interested in space exploration! Designed to inspire strength and aspiration in its wearer. Plus, its space-ash grey metal finish looks fantastic with casual or formal attire alike!
Venus has long been a fixture in mythology, astrology, and fiction since ancient times. Initially, it was named for Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love (analogous to Aphrodite in Greek mythology); later, it was associated with the Sumerian goddess Inanna and Akkadian Ishtar as well. Additionally, Venus lies within our sun’s “Goldilocks zone,” suggesting it could have been habitable earlier than Earth itself.
Scientists know that Venus underwent an enormous resurfacing event some 400 million years ago. Today, its surface is boiling and covered in thick clouds of sulfuric acid; its rocky highlands boast volcanoes and valleys; Ishtar Terra covers most of the northern hemisphere while Aphrodite Terra lies along its equator; Venus boasts fewest impact craters of any rocky planet other than Earth.
Multiple missions have visited Venus, including, most recently, the European Venus Express spacecraft. This mission’s data suggest lightning on Venus – although in clouds of sulfuric acid rather than water. Electrical discharges could have helped form molecules that initiated life in this distant world.
Jupiter is the most giant planet in our solar system, and its movements had an outsized influence on shaping how our neighborhood formed. Jupiter is also a volcanically active world that may have hosted life for the second time in this universe.
The Great Red Spot of Jupiter is an immense storm twice as large as Earth that has raged for centuries. Its stripes and swirls are actually wind-swept clouds of ammonia ice crystals suspended in water vapor that has formed within an atmosphere made up of hydrogen and helium atoms.
Jupiter may contain a rocky core, though scientists remain unclear as to its exact appearance. This gas giant features an enormous gravity well that influences the orbits of its many moons; Io, Europa, and Ganymede have greater chances of supporting life than other planets in our solar system. Jupiter stands out amongst planets due to its rings and atmosphere with its multiple colors and shapes; additionally, its rotation period spans 10 hours every Jovian day, and its elliptical orbit makes its presence felt throughout space.
Saturn is the second-largest planet in our solar system and the sixth closest to the Sun. A gas giant with the shape of an inverted cone and yellow hue, Saturn is famed for its rings made up of dust and rock particles. Saturn experiences seasons thanks to an axis tilt of 27 degrees on its axis, which tilts by 27 degrees, giving this planet the shortest day among all others in our solar system.
Mercury’s atmosphere consists of hydrogen and helium with trace amounts of other gases, and it has some of the strongest winds in our solar system, leading to occasional violent “white” storms.
Saturn boasts 53 confirmed moons and 29 more that are yet to be verified, making it the planet with the most significant number of satellites in our solar system. Saturn’s moons can be divided into three groups according to orbital radii, inclinations, and eccentricities – with regular moons having smaller orbital radiuses while prograde orbits and irregular moons have larger ones with retrograde orbits.
Uranus, our seventh planet from our sun, is an immense mass composed of both ice and gas that takes 84 years to orbit it as one of only two ice giants in our solar system and only a gas giant with its ring system in existence.
Planet Mercury stands out with its distinct bluish-green hue due to methane gas in its atmosphere, which absorbs red light while reflecting blue rays to produce its unique shade.
Uranus resembles Earth in many ways despite being a gas-giant planet in our solar system, especially as the only world with seasons caused by the tilt of its axis.
Uranus, like Earth, features a dense core and mantle comprised of ice, water, ammonia, and methane located beneath its thick atmosphere. Voyager 2 probe images reveal an irregular landscape marked by a deformed landscape with large valleys and faulting. Uranus boasts 27 known moons, including Miranda Ariel Umbriel Oberon Titania, as well as irregularly shaped moons; additionally, it is one of only two ice giants to possess rings, though they do not resemble Saturn’s.
Neptune, located farthest away from our Sun, can only be seen with telescopes. As one of three frigid planets in our Solar system, its distinctive blue hue comes from methane in its atmosphere absorbing red light while letting blue through, giving Neptune its distinct coloring.
Neptune’s thin icy rings consist of darkened ice particles and dust. Astronomers first discovered them during a planetary occultation event in 1968 (when the moon passed in front of a larger celestial object and blocked some of its light). Voyager 2 provided some of the clearest views of Neptune’s rings; their nonuniform appearance contains bright spots called “arcs,” with thicker marks appearing occasionally; it is believed that once they formed as part of the Kuiper belt, objects pulled inward by Neptune’s gravity.
Triton, Neptune’s largest moon, boasts a peculiar surface that resembles the skin of cantaloupes. Geysers of nitrogen often erupt from Triton, and scientists have even discovered evidence suggesting there may be an ocean subsurface ocean on Triton.
Pluto held onto its status as the ninth planet for 76 years – becoming beloved to both children and adults due to its small size and runt-of-the-planet status. When the International Astronomical Union, or IAU, redefined Pluto 15 years ago as a dwarf planet, there was much outrage amongst scientists.
Under the new definition of a planet, three criteria must be fulfilled for any object to be classified as one: it must orbit the Sun, have enough mass for gravity to shape its gravitational field into an almost perfect sphere (or close), and clear its orbit of any obstructions from other objects. While Pluto meets two of these requirements but failed on three, it was ultimately disqualified as a planet.
Pluto, though small in size, remains an intriguing planet. Scientists have identified numerous unique features on Pluto, including heart-shaped regions known as Tombaugh Regio (named for Clyde Tombaugh as the mission’s principal investigator), where researchers have observed smooth icy plains that appear free from craters; their composition seems to include layers of nitrogen gas; carbon monoxide gas and methane gas ice; as well as dark streaks several miles long that run parallel with one another on its surface.