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Solar SystemSolar System
““The uncharted frontier”The uncharted frontier”
Composed by: Andy LamancusaComposed by: Andy Lam...
The Solar SystemThe Solar System
The solar system consists of nine planets, all of which revolve around
the sun.
Lets Explore!Lets Explore!
Click on the yellow boxes above the planets to learn more! Take the quiz!Take the quiz!
SunSun
This king of our Solar System rules because compared to everything else, it is so
large. It contains about 98% of a...
MercuryMercury
In astronomy mythology, Mercury was the Roman version of
the god Hermes. He was the messenger for the other...
VenusVenus
Venus means:
In astronomy mythology, Venus was the Roman goddess
of love and beauty. In Greek her name was Aphr...
EarthEarthEarth means:
In astronomy mythology, Her Greek name was Gaea. Earth
was the mother of the mountains, valleys, st...
MarsMars
Mars means:
In astronomy mythology, Mars was the Roman god of war
and agriculture. It may not seem like these two...
JupiterJupiter
Jupiter means:
In astronomy mythology, Jupiter known as Zeus in Greece over
threw his father Saturn to beco...
SaturnSaturn
Saturn means:
In astronomy mythology, Saturn was the god of agriculture, he was called Cronus by
the Greeks. ...
UranusUranus
Uranus means:
In astronomy mythology, Uranus was the lord of the skies and
husband of Earth. He was also the ...
NeptuneNeptune
Neptune means:
In astronomy mythology, Neptune was originally only the god
of water, but was later extended...
PlutoPluto
Pluto means:
Pluto is not a planet. However, it does have a moon that
orbits it. In truth, these two small worl...
OtherOther
Asteroids:
Comets:
Among the most brilliant, and most rare objects in the night sky. These soaring
beacons with...
Quiz Time!Quiz Time!
In astrology mythology which planets name stands for the Greek good of war and
agriculture?
NeptuneNe...
Question #2Question #2
Which planet is the closest to the sun? Here is a hint its really hot there.
EarthEarthMercuryMercu...
Question #3Question #3
Which planet is known for having several hundred rings surrounding it?
SaturnSaturn JupiterJupiter
...
Work cited:Work cited:
IONCMASTE. 06 Apr. 2009 <http://www.ioncmaste.ca/homepage/resources/
web_resources/CSA_Astro9/files...
A Space BunnyA Space Bunny
Production.Production.
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  1. 1. Solar SystemSolar System ““The uncharted frontier”The uncharted frontier” Composed by: Andy LamancusaComposed by: Andy Lamancusa Illustrated by: Amber SchaeferIllustrated by: Amber Schaefer
  2. 2. The Solar SystemThe Solar System The solar system consists of nine planets, all of which revolve around the sun.
  3. 3. Lets Explore!Lets Explore! Click on the yellow boxes above the planets to learn more! Take the quiz!Take the quiz!
  4. 4. SunSun This king of our Solar System rules because compared to everything else, it is so large. It contains about 98% of all the mass, or rocks, dust, and gas in the Solar System. If the Sun were hollow a million Earths could fit inside. The Sun's surface is a warm 6,000 degrees Celsius. This is the same temperature as the Earth's core.
  5. 5. MercuryMercury In astronomy mythology, Mercury was the Roman version of the god Hermes. He was the messenger for the other gods, and for this reason Mercury is often depicted in pictures with winged sandals. Mercury means: Mercury is a world of extremes. Because it is so close to the Sun a visitor could easily cook to death. However because Mercury spins so slowly it gets very cold in the night time, which means a visitor could also freeze to death. As Mercury's massive iron core cooled, it contracted, or shrunk. As the core shrunk, the surface became wrinkled, in a similar manner to the way the surface of a balloon becomes wrinkled as air is released from it.
  6. 6. VenusVenus Venus means: In astronomy mythology, Venus was the Roman goddess of love and beauty. In Greek her name was Aphrodite. Venus is a hostile planet. Its thick cloud cover makes it impossible to see the surface, and also traps much of the Sun's heat. This extra heat gives Venus the hottest average temperature of any of the planets. In many ways Venus is similar to the Earth. It has active volcanoes, venusquakes, mountains and valleys. The major difference is that Venus's atmosphere makes the planet far too hot for life.
  7. 7. EarthEarthEarth means: In astronomy mythology, Her Greek name was Gaea. Earth was the mother of the mountains, valleys, streams and all other land formations. She was married to Uranus. Our planet is an oasis of life in an otherwise desolate universe. The Earth's temperature, weather, atmosphere and many other factors are just right to keep us alive. Scientists use the Earth to study all the other planets. Since no human has ever visited another planet, we have to use what we know about the Earth, and try to guess what the other planets must be like. This is called Comparative Planetology.
  8. 8. MarsMars Mars means: In astronomy mythology, Mars was the Roman god of war and agriculture. It may not seem like these two things go together, but they do. Mars protected those who fought for their communities, and stayed home to raise crops for food. Mars excites scientists because its mild temperament is more like the Earth's than any of the other planets. Evidence suggests that Mars once had rivers, streams, lakes, and even an ocean. Today the only water on Mars is either frozen in the polar caps, or underground. Mars has higher mountains, and deeper canyons than any other planet. The largest canyon on Mars would stretch from New York City to Los Angeles on the Earth. That makes the Grand Canyon look tiny.
  9. 9. JupiterJupiter Jupiter means: In astronomy mythology, Jupiter known as Zeus in Greece over threw his father Saturn to become king of the gods. He then split the Universe with his brothers Neptune and Pluto. Jupiter's great red spot visible in the picture to the right is where a giant storm has been raging for at least 300 years. This storm's super hurricane winds blow across an area larger than the Earth. You can see four of Jupiter's moons With a pair of binoculars at night. Also Jupiter spins really fast. It only takes 10 hours to go from night to day on Jupiter. Jupiter has at least 63 moons.
  10. 10. SaturnSaturn Saturn means: In astronomy mythology, Saturn was the god of agriculture, he was called Cronus by the Greeks. He is the son of Uranus, and father of Jupiter. Saturn over threw his father to become king of the gods, but was then over thrown himself by his son Jupiter. Saturn is a favorite object for many observers. Its beautiful rings are 169,800 miles wide, but less thick than a football field. In many ways Saturn is similar to Jupiter, but it is much smaller. Under the clouds of methane and helium the sky gradually turns into liquid until it becomes a giant ocean of liquid chemicals. Saturn has several hundred rings. However it is not the only planet with rings. Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune also have rings.
  11. 11. UranusUranus Uranus means: In astronomy mythology, Uranus was the lord of the skies and husband of Earth. He was also the king of the gods until his son Saturn overthrew him. Uranus is very odd. Unlike all the other planets and most of the moons in our Solar System Uranus spins on its side. It is believed that long ago a very large object smashed into this planet. The crash was so powerful that it completely changed the direction of Uranus' spin. Scientists think Uranus has a huge water ocean underneath its clouds.
  12. 12. NeptuneNeptune Neptune means: In astronomy mythology, Neptune was originally only the god of water, but was later extended to the ocean when he became associated with the Greek god Poseidon. Neptune has a giant storm much like the storm on Jupiter. This storm is often called The Great Dark Spot. We do not know how long this storm has been active, because it is so far away that we could not get a good view of Neptune until modern times when we began to send robot explorers. Scientists think there is a very large water ocean under Neptune's clouds.
  13. 13. PlutoPluto Pluto means: Pluto is not a planet. However, it does have a moon that orbits it. In truth, these two small worlds actually orbit each other. Pluto has only one moon, called Charon Until 1978 it was believed that Pluto was much larger. Through a telescope on Earth Charon and Pluto look like they are the same object. However in 1978 Jim Christy discovered that what we used to think was one object, were really two. Charon and Pluto keep the same face towards each other at all times.
  14. 14. OtherOther Asteroids: Comets: Among the most brilliant, and most rare objects in the night sky. These soaring beacons with their beautiful tails come from the outer realms of the Solar System. While most asteroids can be found in the Asteroid Belt, others are in strange orbits straying far from home. It is currently believed that at least 5000 asteroids cross the Earth's orbit, some coming very close. Don't worry though, asteroids and comets only hit the Earth every 100 million years or so. A comet is a small world which scientists sometimes call a planetesimal. They are made out of dust, and ice. Kind of like a dirty snow ball. 26 very large asteroids have been discovered, which is probably most of the big ones. But there are still millions of smaller ones that we have yet to see because they are too tiny, only a mile or so across.
  15. 15. Quiz Time!Quiz Time! In astrology mythology which planets name stands for the Greek good of war and agriculture? NeptuneNeptune MarsMars Question #2 Question #2
  16. 16. Question #2Question #2 Which planet is the closest to the sun? Here is a hint its really hot there. EarthEarthMercuryMercury Question #3 Question #3
  17. 17. Question #3Question #3 Which planet is known for having several hundred rings surrounding it? SaturnSaturn JupiterJupiter The end!The end!
  18. 18. Work cited:Work cited: IONCMASTE. 06 Apr. 2009 <http://www.ioncmaste.ca/homepage/resources/ web_resources/CSA_Astro9/files/images/unit4/solar_system "Solar System - Interactive Solar System - By KidsAstronomy.com." Astronomy For Kids - KidsAstronomy.com. 1998-2009. 06 Apr. 2009 <http://kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm>. Zunal.Com. 06 Apr. 2009 <http://zunal.com/myaccount/uploads/solar_system_ill(1).jpg>.
  19. 19. A Space BunnyA Space Bunny Production.Production.
  20. 20. Wrongo!Wrongo! Try again please! Go back.Go back.
  21. 21. Very Good!Very Good! Go back.Go back.
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