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Solar System
Solar System
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Solar System

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Overview of the planets.

Overview of the planets.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. The Sun
  • 3. The Sun
    • The star closest to the planet Earth.
    • A medium size star that gives us heat and light.
    • The diameter is 109 times the diameter of Earth.
  • 4. The Nine Planets
  • 5. Mercury
  • 6. Mercury
    • Closest planet to the sun.
    • A small, rocky planet that looks like our moon.
    • Covered with millions of craters.
    • No moons.
  • 7. Venus
  • 8. Venus
    • Sometimes called the “Evening Star.”
    • The hottest planet.
    • Has the longest day.
    • Spins in the opposite direction of the other planets.
    • The clouds and rain are filled with sulfuric acid.
    • No moons.
  • 9. Earth
  • 10. Earth
    • The only planet to have liquid water on the surface.
    • The only known planet to support life.
    • Surrounded by a thick atmosphere of gases.
    • One moon.
  • 11. Earth’s Moon
  • 12. Earth’s Moon
    • Earth’s only natural satellite.
    • The only space body on which man has walked.
  • 13. Mars
  • 14. Mars
    • The surface is covered with iron; giving it a red color.
    • Has the highest mountain in the solar system.
    • The polar caps have layers of ice covering them.
    • Two moons.
  • 15. Asteroid Belt
  • 16. Asteroid Belt
    • Pieces of rock and metal that orbit between the planets Mars and Jupiter.
  • 17. Jupiter
  • 18. Jupiter
    • The largest planet.
    • The shortest day.
    • Famous for its giant red spot which is a large storm.
    • At least 16 moons.
    • One ring.
  • 19. Saturn
  • 20. Saturn
    • A large gas giant with beautiful rings.
    • Has more moons (24) than any other planet.
    • It is extremely large but so light it could float in water.
  • 21. Uranus
  • 22. Uranus
    • I am a large gas giant tipped over on my side.
    • A beautiful, featureless blue planet.
    • Has a small hot rocky center and an ice surface.
    • At least 11 rings.
    • At least 15 moons.
  • 23. Neptune
  • 24. Neptune
    • A large gas giant, the twin of Uranus.
    • One of its moons, Triton, travels backwards around the planet.
    • Two moons.
  • 25. Pluto and Charon
  • 26. Pluto and Charon
    • The smallest of the planets.
    • Surface is covered with a pudding like snow.
    • Its moon, Charon, is similar in size.
  • 27. Comet
  • 28. Comet
    • A frozen chunk of ice and dust that travels in a long, narrow orbit around the sun.
    • When a comet moves closer to the sun, some of its ice turns into gas.
    • A comet’s tail can be millions of kilometers long.
  • 29. The End

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