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  • By Mason Easley Next
  • The Solar System is a collection of planets orbiting the Sun. Among these planets is Earth, the planet we call home.Earth is the third planet from the Sun. See ifyou can locate Earth on this map by clickingon the correct planet above.
  • Great job! Earth is the small blue ball located between the planets of Venus and Mars. This is where you are right now in the Solar System.Correct! Hit the “Next” button to continue your journey! Next
  • Oops! Sorry, but that is incorrect.Please click the arrow to try again. Go Back
  • The Sun The Sun is the largest object in the Solar System, and the closest star to Earth. All of the planets, including Earth orbit this massive object that provides heat and energy that powers everything from the weather, the tides, to even life itself. Without the Sun, Earth and the other planets would be lifele spheres in space. Click on the Sun to learn more about it, or click the arrow to continue your journey. Next
  • Mercury Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. It has an orbit of 88 days, and it’s surface is heavily cratered. In many ways, it resembles Earth’s moon. The side that faces the Sun is extremely hot, yet its night side is extremely cold. Mercury is the smallest planet in the Solar System. Click on Mercury to see it in motion, or click the arrow to continue your journey! Next
  • Venus Venus was once considered Earth’s twin due to its size and proximity to our home planet. Often associated w beauty because of its brilliant appearance in the evening sky, it was later discovered to have an ugly interior. The planet is a massive furnace, with temperatures that actually exceed that of the surface Mercury. Click on the planet to learn more about the Atmosphere, Surface, and Interior of the planet. Or, click on the arrow to continue your journey Next
  • Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and the largest planet in theEarth inner Solar System. Earth is the only known planet that contains life. From a distance, the planet appears as a shimmering blue ball. This is because of its massive oceans that cover the majority (71%) of its surface. Earth is a highly active planet. Tides and currents keep its large oceans in motion. Magma beneath its crust causes continents to move from one side of the planet to another. Varying weather conditions shape and reshap its surface. Click the planet to learn more, or click the arrow to continue your journey. Next
  • Mars Mars is the final inner planet. Famous for its red color, and proximity to Eart Mars has long been a target of human exploration due to its distance from Earth, favorable rotation and gravity, a its fairly stable surface. Scientists theorize that at one time, life may have existed on its surface. Recent discoveries of frozen water and possibl fossilized remains of simple organisms has only enhanced that belief. Mars wil undoubtedly play a major part in futur human space exploration. Click on the planet to learn more, or cl the arrow to complete you journey. Next
  • The Sun The Sun is the largest object in the Solar System, and the closest star to Earth. All of the planets, including Earth orbit this massive object that provides heat and energy that powers everything from the weather, the tides, to even life itself. Without the Sun, Earth and the other planets would be lifele spheres in space. Click on the Sun to learn more about it, or click the arrow to continue your journey. Next
  • As mentioned before, theMercury entire surface of Mercury is heavily cratered. Due to a lack of atmosphere, some of the craters are millions of years old. Though it appears to be spinning quickly in this picture, the average day on Mercury lasts 59 earth days! Click on the arrow to continue your journey! Go Back
  • Venus Venus was once considered Earth’s twin due to its size and proximity to our home planet. Often associated w beauty because of its brilliant appearance in the evening sky, it was later discovered to have an uglyAtmosphere interior. The planet is a massive furnace, with temperatures that actually exceed that of the surface Surface Mercury. Click on the planet to learn more Interior about the Atmosphere, Surface, and Interior of the planet. Or, click on the arrow to continue your journey Next
  • Venus Venus is covered by a thick layer of cloud These clouds are made mostly of sulfuric acid and are very fast moving, going up to 220 miles per hour (350 km per hour). The clouds rotate 60 times faster than th planet rotates. The clouds circle Venus in four Earth days; the planet rotates aroun its axis in 243 Earth days. These quickly- moving clouds distribute the heat around the planet, making the night side hot also V-shaped cloud patterns are visible in the middle latitudes when the clouds are examined in ultraviolet light. Go Back
  • Venus These are actual images from the surface of Venus taken from the Russian probe Venara 9 which reached Venus’ surface in 1976. It was the first probe to show images from another planet’s surface. Late probes mapped out Venus’ surface, revealing a planet mostly shaped b volcanic activity. Venus’ surface temperature is very hot, with the average temperature o about 864 degrees. Needless to say, nothing can survive on Venus’ hot surface. Go Back
  • Venus Like all planets within the inner Solar System, Venus is probably Crust made up of a rocky surface, a large mantle, and a metal core. However, sin no probes have actually studied Venus Mantle Interior, the planet’s interior composi is largely unknown. Due to its comparative size to the Earth, it is Core assumed that Venus’ interior is similar Future probes will solve this mystery Go Back
  • Mars Mars is the final inner planet. Famous for its red color, and proximity to Eart Mars has long been a target of human exploration due to its distance from Earth, favorable rotation and gravity, a its fairly stable surface. Scientists theorize that at one time, life may have existed on its surface. Recent discoveries of frozen water and possibl fossilized remains of simple organisms has only enhanced that belief. Mars wilExploration undoubtedly play a major part in futur human space exploration. Click on the planet to learn more, or cl the arrow to complete you journey. Next
  • Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and the largest planet in the Earth inner Solar System. Earth is the only known planet that contains life. From a distance, the planet appears as a shimmering blue ball. This is because of its massive oceans that cover the majority (71%) of its surface. Earth is a highly active planet. Tides and currents keep its large oceans inClimate motion. Magma beneath its crust causes continents to move from one side of the planet to another. VaryingThe Moon weather conditions shape and reshap its surface. Click the planet to learn more, or click the arrow to continue your journey. Next
  • Earth Earth (and most planets) have an elliptical orbit (as opposed to a circular orbit). The Earth’s orbit lasts for 365.24 days, and the planet spins on its axis every 24 hours. The Earth’s distance from the Sun creates a fairly temperate climate that has allowed life to flourish on its surface. Scientists are now searching the cosmos looking for planets in positions similar to the Earth’s to find planets that can support life. Go Back
  • The Earth has the widestEarth range of climates within the solar system. Due to its temperate climate, the planet has numerous climate zones. Life exists on every portion of the planet. From the cold depths of the ocean, to the scorching desert sands. Life has existed on the surface of Earth for millions of years. Evolution and extinction has caused countless species of animal and plant life to appear, and die out. Go Back
  • The Moon is the Earth’s onlyThe Moon natural satellite, and is the most prominent object in the sky besides the Sun. The Moon has played a vital part in Earth’s development. Not only has the Moon’s gravity slowed down Earth’s spin, but the Moon’s gravity also manipulates the tides (along with the Sun). It is theorized that without the Moon’s influence, life would be far different and far more violent on Earth. Some scientists even believe that life could not exist on Earth without the Moon’s influence. Click on the Moon to learn more, or click the arrow to go back. Go Back
  • The Moon is the Earth’s onlyThe Moon natural satellite, and is the most prominent object in the sky besides the Sun. The Moon has played a vital part in Earth’s development. Not only has the Moon’s gravity slowed down Earth’s spin, but the Moon’s gravity also manipulates the tides (along with the Sun). It is theorizedPhases that without the Moon’s influence, life would be far different and far more violent on Earth. SomeTides scientists even believe that life could not exist on Earth without the Moon’s influence. Click on the Moon to learn more, or click the arrow to go back. Go Back
  • The Moon On the surface, people see the Moon in phases. Phases are caused by the Sun’s light, and the Earth’s shadow. The lunar are as follows; New Moon, Waxing Crescent, Quarter, Gibbous, Waning Crescent, and Full. The Dark phase is when the Moon cannot be seen on the surface. Go Back
  • The Moon The Moon is tidal locked with the Earth. In other words, the Moon does not spin on its axis like the Earth does. Because of this, only one side of the Moon Is seen on the Earth’s surface. The “dark side” of the Moon is shrouded in darkness, and was only recently explored by astronauts. On Earth, we experience tides. Tides are when the Moon’s gravity pulls on the Earth oceans, causing a rise or fall of sea level t lasts about six hours. There are two low ti and two low tides every day. The picture to The left shows how this works. Go Back
  • Mars The Martian surface is a barren desert full of dust and large rocks. Huge dust storms roll over the surface, and the largest mountains in the solar system dominate the landscape. The temperature on the Martian surface is cold. Averaging about - 67f. However, temperatures at the Equator can reach as high as 95f. Mars’ thin atmosphere causes these temperature extremes. Due to large amounts of human exploration, Mars has one of most photographed surfaces outside of Earth. Go Back
  • Mars The belief in life on the red planet has been a powerful theme throughout popular culture for decades, and is a large reason the current push for Martian exploration is strong. The picture to the left is a map from the 1880s depicting what the Martian surface was believed to be like. The lines on the Martian Surface were once believed to be canals created by an advanced race o aliens. Future space exploration de- bunked myths about an advanced civilization living on Mars. Go Back
  • Martian exploration has beenMars ongoing. Currently, several probes are orbiting the planet, or on the surface mapping it. Future manned trips to the red planet are in the works by numerous countries. Most agree that the first manned Martian mission could take place as early as 2030. One of the major hurdles is the question of long-term life liv outside of Earth’s gravity. Mars is about half the size of Earth, and thu has less gravity, and it takes about six months to reach Mars in modern spacecraft. Go Back
  • Beyond Mars lies the outer Solar System. These planets are farAnd beyond…. different than the ones we just explored. Instead of rocky surfaces, these worlds are massive gas giants, surrounded by dozens of moons, and covered with huge swirling clouds of storms. We will explore these worlds at a later time. Their size and beauty showcase the wonders of our solar system. From the rocky deserts to firey surfaces o lava, to brilliant blue oceans, our So system is full of amazing things to see and explore. Until next time, take a look up into The sky. You will enjoy what you see Go Back Start Over