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This is a powerpoint created to inform people about the Solar System and planets.

This is a powerpoint created to inform people about the Solar System and planets.

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    The Solar System The Solar System Presentation Transcript

    • The Solar System
      By: Allison Minor
    • 8 planets
      At least 3 dwarf planets
      130 + satellites
      Solar System is mostly empty space
      Fast Facts!
    • Largest object in Solar System
      A star
      Planets orbit (revolve around) the sun
      The Sun
    • Closest to the Sun
      Smallest planet
      Has been traveled to twice
      Mercury
    • Second from the Sun
      Sixth largest planet
      Brightest planet
      Known as Earth’s sister planet
      Was once thought to hold life
      Venus
    • Fifth largest planet
      Our planet
      Most dense
      “Young”
      One Moon, “The Moon”
      Earth
    • Seventh largest planet
      Fourth from the Sun
      Known as the “Red Planet”
      Cannot produce “Greenhouse Effect” for living
      2 moons
      Mars
    • Largest planet
      Fifth from the Sun
      2x as big as the other planets
      Gas planet
      Great Red Spot is similar to a hurricane on Earth
      4 moons
      Jupiter
    • Second largest planet
      Sixth from the Sun
      Least dense
      Many rings which are made of water ice and rocky particles
      Saturn
    • Third largest planet
      Seventh from the Sun
      First planet discovered
      Visited once
      Made of rock and ice
      Many dark rings made of dust
      Uranus
    • Fourth largest planet
      Farthest from the Sun
      Gas planet
      Fastest winds in Solar System (2000 km/hr)
      Dark rings made of unknowns
      Neptune
    • Until 2006, the dwarf planet, Pluto, was actually considered a planet.
      Did You Know?
    • Information and Pictures:
      http://www.nineplanets.org/nineplanets.html#toc
      Music:
      Song: “Year of the Comet”
      Artist/Composer: Darren Baker
      http://www.archive.org/details/YearOfTheComet
      Sources