Solar System
The Sun
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The Sun, a huge sphere of
mostly ionized gas, supports life
on Earth.
The Sun is 332,900 times more
massive than Ear...
Planets
Mercury
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Mercury is the nearest planet from
the Sun.
Its orbit period was 88 days and so
one side was permanently facin...
V
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N
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S
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Venus is the second planet from the
sun.
Its name comes from roman goddess
of beauty & love.
Its diameter is 1...
Earth
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The Earth is the third closest planet
to the Sun.
It is the only planet where the live
happens.
It consists Ni...
Mars
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Mars is the fourth planet from the
Sun.
It is also known as Red Planet.
It has the largest volcanic mountain
i...
Jupiter
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Jupiter is the fifth planet from the
Sun.
It is the largest planet of the solar
system.
Its four largest moons...
Saturn
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Saturn is the second largest planet of
the solar system.
Saturn (the Roman God of
Agriculture) has a diameter ...
U
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S
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Uranus is the seventh planet of the
solar system.
It is the first planet which is found
with the aid of the te...
NEPTUNE
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Neptune is both the smallest and the
furthest from the Sun.
It is the last major gaseous outpost
before Pluto ...
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Pluto is the coldest dwarf planet.
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It
It
It

is the largest dwarf planet.
has diameter of 3,000 km.
is about 10 billion miles from Sun.
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It is discovered on January 1, 1801.
Its name is derived from the Roman
Goddess.
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Makemake is a creator god of Rapa
Nui (Easter Island).
It is the third largest known dwarf
planet in the Solar Syste...
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Asteroids are found between belt of
Mars and Jupiter.
There are more than 90,000
asteroids.
Asteroids

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Too small & too
numerous to be
considered full fledged
planets
Most revolve around
Sun between orbits of
...
the asteroid Ida and its newlydiscovered moon, Dactyl
Asteroid belt
asteroids
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Meteors are also called Shooting Stars.
10,000 tons meteors are fall on the
earth each day.
meteoroid meteor meteorite

meteor shower
meteor
meteorite
A shooting star is really a meteor.
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Comets take 30 million years to take
a trip around the Sun.
Each comet has a tiny part nucleus.
comet

“dirty
chunk of
snowball” ice & dust

orbitslong narrow
ellipse
Parts of
a comet

coma

nucleus

outer layer inner layer

tail
formed by solar
wind pushing gas
away from the sun
tail

nucleus

coma
Most comets- found in Kuiper belt
(between Neptune & Pluto) or Oort
cloud (beyond Pluto)
comet
Pigpen from “Peanuts”

Interactive Comet Animation
Comet
HaleBopp in
1997
The passage of Hale-Bopp was notable for inciting a degree of panic about
comets not seen for decad...
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Comet Halley was visible in
1910 and again in 1986. The
next time it will be visible will
be in early 2062.
coma
outer layer of a
comet


“dirty snowball”
Nickname for a
comet


nucleus
Inner layer of a
comet

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tail
Formed by solar
wind pushing gas
away from the Sun

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elliptical (ellipse)
The shape of a
comet’s orbit
around the Sun

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meteor
A shooting star is
really a ________.

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asteroids
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Too small & too numerous to
be considered full fledged
planets
meteorite
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chunk of rock that
lands on Earth’s surface
meteoroid
chunk of rock or
dust in space

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Comets or asteroids


Meteoroids usually come
from________ or
___________.
friction
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causes meteoroids to
burn up in the
atmosphere
Halley’s Comet
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The comet that is
observed from Earth
every 76 years
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  1. 1. Solar System
  2. 2. The Sun
  3. 3.   The Sun, a huge sphere of mostly ionized gas, supports life on Earth. The Sun is 332,900 times more massive than Earth and contains 99.86 percent of the mass of the entire solar system.
  4. 4. Planets
  5. 5. Mercury
  6. 6.     Mercury is the nearest planet from the Sun. Its orbit period was 88 days and so one side was permanently facing away from the Sun. Its diameter is 4878 km. Its distance from Sun is 57.8 million km.
  7. 7. V E N U S
  8. 8.     Venus is the second planet from the sun. Its name comes from roman goddess of beauty & love. Its diameter is 12,104 km. Its average distance from the sun is 108.2 million km.
  9. 9. Earth
  10. 10.     The Earth is the third closest planet to the Sun. It is the only planet where the live happens. It consists Nitrogen (around 78%), followed by Oxygen(21%) and 1% of other gases. Its diameter is 12,756 km.
  11. 11. Mars
  12. 12.     Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun. It is also known as Red Planet. It has the largest volcanic mountain in the Solar System. Mars has two natural satellites:Phobos and Diemos.
  13. 13. Jupiter
  14. 14.     Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun. It is the largest planet of the solar system. Its four largest moons are:- IO, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto. Its magnetic field is 20000 times than the earth.
  15. 15. Saturn
  16. 16.     Saturn is the second largest planet of the solar system. Saturn (the Roman God of Agriculture) has a diameter of 120,000 km. It has more than 30 moons. Its volume is 755 times than the volume of the earth.
  17. 17. U R A N U S
  18. 18.     Uranus is the seventh planet of the solar system. It is the first planet which is found with the aid of the telescope. It has the 27 moons. Miranda is the strangest looking moon.
  19. 19. NEPTUNE
  20. 20.     Neptune is both the smallest and the furthest from the Sun. It is the last major gaseous outpost before Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. Neptune is the Roman God of the Sea. Its distance from the sun is the 4,500 million km.
  21. 21.  Pluto is the coldest dwarf planet.
  22. 22.    It It It is the largest dwarf planet. has diameter of 3,000 km. is about 10 billion miles from Sun.
  23. 23.   It is discovered on January 1, 1801. Its name is derived from the Roman Goddess.
  24. 24.   Makemake is a creator god of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). It is the third largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System
  25. 25.   Asteroids are found between belt of Mars and Jupiter. There are more than 90,000 asteroids.
  26. 26. Asteroids   Too small & too numerous to be considered full fledged planets Most revolve around Sun between orbits of Mars & Jupiter= asteroid belt
  27. 27. the asteroid Ida and its newlydiscovered moon, Dactyl
  28. 28. Asteroid belt
  29. 29. asteroids
  30. 30.   Meteors are also called Shooting Stars. 10,000 tons meteors are fall on the earth each day.
  31. 31. meteoroid meteor meteorite meteor shower
  32. 32. meteor
  33. 33. meteorite
  34. 34. A shooting star is really a meteor.
  35. 35.   Comets take 30 million years to take a trip around the Sun. Each comet has a tiny part nucleus.
  36. 36. comet “dirty chunk of snowball” ice & dust orbitslong narrow ellipse
  37. 37. Parts of a comet coma nucleus outer layer inner layer tail formed by solar wind pushing gas away from the sun
  38. 38. tail nucleus coma
  39. 39. Most comets- found in Kuiper belt (between Neptune & Pluto) or Oort cloud (beyond Pluto)
  40. 40. comet Pigpen from “Peanuts” Interactive Comet Animation
  41. 41. Comet HaleBopp in 1997 The passage of Hale-Bopp was notable for inciting a degree of panic about comets not seen for decades. Rumors that the comet was being followed by an alien spacecraft inspired a mass suicide among followers of the Heaven's Gate cult.
  42. 42.  Comet Halley was visible in 1910 and again in 1986. The next time it will be visible will be in early 2062.
  43. 43. coma outer layer of a comet 
  44. 44. “dirty snowball” Nickname for a comet 
  45. 45. nucleus Inner layer of a comet 
  46. 46. tail Formed by solar wind pushing gas away from the Sun 
  47. 47. elliptical (ellipse) The shape of a comet’s orbit around the Sun 
  48. 48. meteor A shooting star is really a ________. 
  49. 49. asteroids  Too small & too numerous to be considered full fledged planets
  50. 50. meteorite  chunk of rock that lands on Earth’s surface
  51. 51. meteoroid chunk of rock or dust in space 
  52. 52. Comets or asteroids  Meteoroids usually come from________ or ___________.
  53. 53. friction  causes meteoroids to burn up in the atmosphere
  54. 54. Halley’s Comet  The comet that is observed from Earth every 76 years
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