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

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  • 1. The Solar System
    By: Allison Minor
  • 2. 8 planets
    At least 3 dwarf planets
    130 + satellites
    Solar System is mostly empty space
    Fast Facts!
  • 3. Largest object in Solar System
    A star
    Planets orbit (revolve around) the sun
    The Sun
  • 4. Closest to the Sun
    Smallest planet
    Has been traveled to twice
    Mercury
  • 5. Second from the Sun
    Sixth largest planet
    Brightest planet
    Known as Earth’s sister planet
    Was once thought to hold life
    Venus
  • 6. Fifth largest planet
    Our planet
    Most dense
    “Young”
    One Moon, “The Moon”
    Earth
  • 7. Seventh largest planet
    Fourth from the Sun
    Known as the “Red Planet”
    Cannot produce “Greenhouse Effect” for living
    2 moons
    Mars
  • 8. 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
  • 9. Second largest planet
    Sixth from the Sun
    Least dense
    Many rings which are made of water ice and rocky particles
    Saturn
  • 10. Third largest planet
    Seventh from the Sun
    First planet discovered
    Visited once
    Made of rock and ice
    Many dark rings made of dust
    Uranus
  • 11. Fourth largest planet
    Farthest from the Sun
    Gas planet
    Fastest winds in Solar System (2000 km/hr)
    Dark rings made of unknowns
    Neptune
  • 12. Until 2006, the dwarf planet, Pluto, was actually considered a planet.
    Did You Know?
  • 13. 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