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Solar System

  1. 1. The Solar System<br />By Allison Conrad<br />
  2. 2. Sun<br />
  3. 3. Sun<br />A star in the middle of our Solar system<br />Also known as Sol<br />Trillions of other stars in the universe like it<br />Made of dust and gas draw together by a common Gravity<br />Started to provide its own light, heat, and energy<br />Around 1 million Degrees<br />
  4. 4. Mercury<br />
  5. 5. Mercury<br />Named after the Roman Version of Hermes, the Messenger God<br />Less gravity because it’s smaller than Earth<br />Made mostly of leftover iron from when the Sun formed<br />Cold because it have no molten core<br />Too small to have an atmosphere<br />No moons<br />
  6. 6. Venus<br />
  7. 7. Venus<br />Named after the Roman version of Aphrodite, goddess of love<br />Does have an atmosphere<br />Very hot surface<br />Liquid molten core<br />No moons<br />Same size as Earth<br />1 orbit of the Sun: 224.701 days<br />1 rotation: 243.16 days<br />
  8. 8. Earth<br />
  9. 9. Earth<br />Roman name for the Greek go Gaea, or mother Earth, Who was married to Uranus<br />Biggest terrestrial (dense, solid) planet<br />Only planet with life (known for fact)<br />One moon named Luna<br />Orbit of the sun – 365.3 days<br />1 rotation – 23 hours, 56 minutes<br />
  10. 10. Mars<br />
  11. 11. Mars<br />The Roman name for Ares, god of war<br />Two moons<br />Closest temperature to Earth out of all the other planets<br />You would weigh a lot less on Mars compared to Earth<br />1 orbit of the Sun: 686.98 days<br />1 rotation: 24 hours 37 mintues<br />
  12. 12. Jupiter<br />
  13. 13. Jupiter<br />The roman name for Zeus, king of the gods<br />You would weigh more on Jupiter than on Earth<br />Has many storms including the biggest one, the big red spot<br />Has no solid surface<br />At least 63 moons<br />Made of hydrogen and water<br />1 orbit of the Sun: 4332.59 days<br />
  14. 14. Saturn<br />
  15. 15. Saturn<br />Roman name for Kronos, who overthrew Uranus to become king of the gods, and then was defeat by his son, Jupiter<br />The rings are 169,800 miles wide<br />34 moons<br />Made of methane and helium<br />1 orbit of the sun: 10,759.2 days<br />1 rotation: 10 hours 13 minutes<br />
  16. 16. Uranus<br />
  17. 17. Uranus<br />King of the gods until overthrown, also married to Earth<br />Spins on it’s side <br />Large, rocky core<br />Almost identical to Neptune<br />27 moons<br />1 orbit of the Sun: 30, 684 days<br />1 rotation: 17.2 hours<br />
  18. 18. Neptune<br />
  19. 19. Neptune<br />The roman name for Poseidon, god of the sea<br />Has a giant storm known as the Great Dark Spot<br />6 rings<br />13 moons<br />1 orbit of the Sun: 60, 190 days<br />1 rotation: 16 hours 17 minutes<br />
  20. 20. Pluto<br />
  21. 21. Pluto<br />The roman name for Hades, god of the underworld<br />Also known as the Dwarf planet<br />Was officially disnamed as a planet in 2006<br />3 moons<br />1 orbit of the Sun: 90, 465 days<br />1 rotation: 6 days, 9 hours<br />
  22. 22. Bibliography<br />"NASA - Honey, I Shrunk the Solar System." NASA - Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2011. <http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/solarsystem/planetsf-20060824.html>. <br />"The Solar System." Astronomy For Kids - KidsAstronomy.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2011. <http://kidsastronomy.com/the<br />
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