Spring 2013 - Swim the Solar System
With all the great discoveries being made in space recently, we thought it would be fun to "Swim the Solar System" for the spring swim incentive. To register, email Plexaqua@bc.edu with your name and stop by the Plex Pool to pick out your swimmer icon and place it on the swim incentive board. Track yourself as you swim from one end of the solar system to the other (distances have been scaled of course) and go where no man has gone before!
- Start at the sun and make your way across the solar system, moving your icon as you swim the distances between each planet.
- Keep track of your own distance and email Plexaqua@bc.edu every time you reach another planet!
- Once you reach Neptune, try to swim back!
- The top 3 finishers (Male and Female) will receive a prize!
|Stop #||Planet||Distance||Actual Distance in millions of miles||Planet Type||Length of a Year||Length of a Day||Avg. Temp.||Moons|
|Stop 1||Mercury||1 Mile||36||Made of Iron and Rock||88 Earth Days||1407.6 Hours||332.6◦F||0|
|Stop 2||Venus||3 miles||67.2||Made of Rock with Sulfuric Acid clouds||224.7 Earth Days||5832.5 Hours||867.2◦F||0|
|Stop 3||Earth||6 miles||92.9||Mostly Rock||365.2 Earth Days||23.9 Hours||59◦F||1|
|Stop 4||Mars||10 miles||141.5||Mostly oxidized rock and metal (rust)||687 Earth Days||24.6 Hours||(-85)◦F||2|
|Stop 5||Jupiter||14 miles||483.3||Gaseous Planet||4,331.6 Earth Days||9.9 Hours||(-166)◦F||67|
|Stop 6||Saturn||19 miles||886||Gaseous Planet||10,747 Earth Days||10.7 Hours||(-220)◦F||62|
|Stop 7||Uranus||24 Miles||1781.9||Gaseous Planet||30,589 Earth Days||17.2 Hours||(-319)◦F||27|
|Stop 8||Neptune||30 Miles||2791.6||Gaseous Planet||59,800 Earth Days||16.1 Hours||(-328)◦F||13|