More planetary rhyme

I found this whilst researching twinkle twinkle little star.


I think that I shall never see
A planet fast as Mercury.

The clouds are so thick on Venus
The people there have never seen us.

I stand upon the planet Earth,
Place of my birth, for what it’s worth.

The surface of reddish Mars
Is much more cold and dry than ours.

The largest planet by far is Jupiter;
Knowing that, I feel slightly less stupider.

Icy rings make a lovely pattern
Circling the planet Saturn.

The fierce winds of Uranus
Are stronger than hurricane-s.

NASA’s Voyager 2 flew past Neptune
They won’t be sending another probe soon.

I tried to think of a rhyme for Pluto,
But it’s no longer considered a planet, you know?

Educational Nursery Rhymes: Twinkle Twinkle Little Universe

Well I am now singing “twinkle twinkle little star” 20 times a night!
.. and only really knowing the first verse, this is getting tough.
So I have been updating it a bit more for or current thinking at the start of the 21st century, and spicing it up a bit with more educational content….

Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are

Twinkle twinkle little star
Now we know what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a our sun, but far away
Twinkle twinkle little star
Now we know what you are

Twinkle twinkle Mercury
Why is it that you’re so hard see
Close to to sun, you do fly
Making it hard for the naked eye
Twinkle twinkle Mercury
Why is it that you’re so hard see

Twinkle twinkle little Venus
How far away are you from us
Nice and bright, in the sky
Next to Mercury you do fly
Twinkle twinkle little Venus
How far away are you from us

Twinkle twinkle little Mars
Do you hold life, we all ask
Spacehips go so hope we’ll know
You’re far away, so it maybe slow
Twinkle twinkle little Mars
Do you hold life, we all ask

Twinkle twinkle Jupiter
You’re a big planet that’s for sure
Thousand times the size of Earth
Almost a star, but avoided birth
Twinkle twinkle Jupiter
You’re a big planet that’s for sure

Twinkle twinkle big Saturn
With lots of rings you do turn
With you rings you look so nice
Who would think they were made of ice
Twinkle twinkle big Saturn
With lots of rings you do turn

Twinkle twinkle Uranus
Coldest planet we’ve visited in the universe
Cold and greenish you do fly
while on your side you do lie
Twinkle twinkle Uranus
Coldest planet we’ve visited in the universe

Twinkle twinkle blue Neptune
So far away it’s dark at noon
Clouds of gas and methane
Full of clouds and no terrain
Twinkle twinkle blue Neptune
So far away it’s dark at noon

Twinkle twinkle little Pluto
Are you a planet, we don’t know
If not a planet, maybe a moon
In any case we will see you soon
Twinkle twinkle little Pluto
Are you a planet, we don’t know

Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are

Dedicated to Sophia, 2008

Let me know if you know rhymes for Eris, Larger Magellanic cloud, and NGC1952 (Crab Nebula)!