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Solar System

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This is a powerpoint that helps students learn about the solar system and planets in order.

This is a powerpoint that helps students learn about the solar system and planets in order.

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  • 1. Solar System
    By: Bryant Hall
    March 2, 2010
  • 2. Sun
    The sun is actually a star, but it is located in the center of the solar system and is actually white but from earth it appears yellow because of atmospheric scattering.
  • 3. Mercury
    Mercury is the inner most planet next to the sun. It is also the smallest planet in the solar system.
  • 4. Venus
    Next after mercury to the sun is Venus. Named after the roman goddess of love and beauty.
  • 5. Earth
    Earth is the third planet from the sun. Also earth is the only place in the universe that is known to have life.
  • 6. Mars
    Fourth planet from the sun, and is named after the roman god of war. This planet is also called the “red planet” because of the reddish appearance it gives off.
  • 7. Jupiter
    Fifth planet from the sun, and also is the largest. It is just a gas giant.
  • 8. Saturn
    Second largest planet after Jupiter. Another gas giant, made up of mostly hydrogen. It also has 61 known moons.
  • 9. Uranus
    Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun, and was the first planet to be discovered with a telescope.
  • 10. Neptune
    Neptune is named after the roman god of the sea. It is also 17 times the mass of Earth.
  • 11. Pluto
    Pluto is the tenth largest body orbiting the sun. Although it is one of the only planets that is questioned as a planet because of its small mass.
  • 12. References
    All clips are brought to you by Google images.
    URL: www.googleimages.com
    All the information was brought to you by Wikipedia.
    URL: www.wikipedia.com