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The Solar System´s celestial bodies

The Solar System´s celestial bodies

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  • 1. They are all called celestial bodies. Everything in the Solar System orbits the Sun. Consist of Planets Satellites Comets Asteroids Dwarf planets
  • 2. There are eight large celestial bodies called planets. Each planet rotates on its own invisible axis. VenusEarth
  • 3. All the planets travel around the Sun in an almost circular path called Orbit.
  • 4. INNER PLANETS OUTER PLANETS The four planets closest to the Sun The have a rocky surface. Mercury, Venus, The Earth and Mars. The four planets farthest away from the Sun They are much larger than the inner planets. They are called gas giants becaude they are composed of gas. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
  • 5. This picture shows a moon orbiting a planet. An orbit is the path followed by something that revolves, or goes around something else. Natural Satellites are smaller celestial bodies, such as moons, which orbit their planets. Jupiter has more than sixteen moons.
  • 6. Dwarf planets are spherical bodies that orbit the Sun. They are much smaller than planets. Until 2006, astrologers considered Pluto to be a planet, but now it is classified as a dwarf planet.
  • 7. In the Solar System there are thousands of tiny, rocky celestial bodies called asteorids. They have different shapes. Asteroids are mostly found in two regions Asteroid belt Kuiper belt Between Mars and Jupiter Beyond Neptune
  • 8. Comets are small celestial bodies made up of ice, dust and rock. They have bright tails which point away from the Sun. We can only see the tail of a comet when it is close to the Sun.
  • 9. Comets are small celestial bodies made up of ice, dust and rock. They have bright tails which point away from the Sun. We can only see the tail of a comet when it is close to the Sun.

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