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  • 1. 10 Facts of Planets and the Sun By Chontiya Kleawtanong. Kullanit foithong. Natrawee Meesawat. 701 Grade 7
  • 2. The Sun The Sun is one out of billions of stars The Sun is the closest star to Earth. The Sun rotates once every 27 days The Sun is now a middle-aged star, meaning it is at about the middle of its life The Sun formed over four and a half billion years ago You may think the Sun will die soon, but it will keep shining for at least another five billion years
  • 3. Mercury Mercury is the innermost and smallest planet in the Solar System orbiting the Sun once every . Earth days
  • 4. Venus Venus is known as Earths' twin sister because of its similar size and proximity to each other. Its atmosphere is made up mostly of carbon dioxide.
  • 5. Earth The Earth is not actually round in shape; in fact it is geoid. This simply means that the rounded shape has a slight bulge towards the equator.
  • 6. Mars Mars has the largest canyon in the solar system It would reach from Los Angeles to Chicago if it was on Earth Mars has a very thin atmosphere, mostly carbon dioxide, but dust storms can cover the whole planet for months at a time About every two years the Earth and Mars come close together The planet has two moons, Deimos and Phobos
  • 7. Jupiter Jupiter takes about 12 years to orbit the sun and rotates in about 10 hours This short Jupiter day is amazing since the planet is roughly 11 Earth diameters wide Unlike the rocky planets, Jupiter is a ball of dense hydrogen, helium, water, nitrogen and other gases over a tiny rocky core Powerful winds dominate the atmosphere with criss-crossing jet streams, lightning and huge hurricane-like storms like the Great Red Spot
  • 8. Saturn The icy planet Uranus is a smaller version of Jupiter and not the small rocky bodies like Earth It have faint rings and a number of moons Uranus takes some 84 years to orbit the sun It rotates on its side and so half the time one pole is toward the sun and then the other making each of the four seasons last about 20 years The faint bluish color of the planet is because the methane gas in the atmosphere absorbs red light and reflects blue light
  • 9. Uranus Neptune is the eight planet from the Sun in our solar system. Here are collection of fact about Neptune available to us through astronomy and scientific research.
  • 10. Neptune Neptune is the eight planet from the Sun in our solar system Here are collection of fact about Neptune available to us through astronomy and scientific research
  • 11. Pluto Pluto is the farthest planet from the Sun and by far the smallest. Pluto is smaller than seven of the solar systems moons
  • 12. Thank you for looking my group.