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Megan solar

  1. 1. The Solar System<br />9th Grade Science Class<br />Ms. Megan Hoppes<br />
  2. 2. Our Solar System<br />
  3. 3. The Sun<br />108 times the radius of Earth<br />Mostly Hydrogen and Helium<br />Largest and brightest object<br />Its gravity controls all the planets<br />http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/sun.php<br />
  4. 4. Mercury<br />1/3 of Earth’s diameter<br />Made of metal and rock<br />Has 0 moons<br />The surface of Mercury is similar to the moon<br />No atmosphere or water<br />
  5. 5. Venus<br />.95 times the radius of Earth<br />Made of Metal and Rock<br />Has 0 moons<br />Run away Green House effect (tons of carbon dioxide)<br />Thick atmosphere that can’t be seen through<br />Earth’s twin<br />http://www.tivas.org.uk/solsys/tas_solsys_venus.html<br />
  6. 6. Earth<br />Made of Metal and Rock<br />Has 1 moon<br />The moon is ¼ the size of Earth<br />Liquid water exists<br />http://blisstree.com/live/earth-week-2010-blisstree-looks-back-with-our-top-25-list/<br />
  7. 7. Mars<br />.53 the radius of Earth<br />Made of metal and rock<br />Red in color due to rust<br />Has 2 very small moons<br />No liquid water<br />Atmosphere is too thin to live <br />http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/nai/seminars/detail/34<br />
  8. 8. Jupiter<br />Biggest planet<br />11.2 the radius of Earth<br />Mostly Hydrogen and Helium<br />Has over 63 moons<br />Has a ring (collection of space rock)<br />http://b4tea.com/information/jupiter-facts-and-information-interesting-facts-about-planet-jupiter<br />
  9. 9. Saturn<br />9.4 the radius of Earth<br />Made of hydrogen and helium<br />Has at least 50 moons<br />Has a ring<br />http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/astro/gallery-4.html<br />
  10. 10. Uranus<br />4 times the radius of Earth<br />At least 27 moons<br />Hydrogen and Helium<br />Has a ring<br />Has a sideways axis<br />http://starryskies.com/solar_system/uranus/uranus.html<br />
  11. 11. Neptune<br />3.9 times the radius of Earth <br />Made mostly of hydrogen and helium<br />Has 13 moons<br />Its largest moon has geysers <br />Uranus’ twin<br />http://moorrowyear3and4.blogspot.com/<br />
  12. 12. Dwarf Planets<br />Pluto- .18 radius of Earth<br />Eris<br />Located in the Kuiper Belt<br />Made of ices and rock<br />Hard to study due to the large distances from earth<br />http://www.worldinterestingfacts.com/nature/top-9-most-extreme-weather-conditions-in-our-solar-system.html<br />
  13. 13. Terrestrial Planets<br />Include Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars<br />Small mass and size<br />Close to the Sun<br />Made of metal and rock<br />Few moons <br />No rings<br />
  14. 14. Jovian Planets<br />Includes Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune<br />Large mass<br />Made of Hydrogen and Helium<br />Far from the Sun<br />Many moons<br />All have rings<br />
  15. 15. Conclusion<br />There are 8 planets in our solar system<br />The planets are divided into 2 groups<br />Terrestrial<br />Jovian <br />There are 2 dwarf planets<br />Pluto<br />Eris<br />The Sun is the center of the Solar System and controls all the planets with it’s gravity<br />
  16. 16. Work Cited<br />Solar System Picture<br />http://www.nisd.net/oakhillsterrace/Links/3RD/solarsystem/solarsystem.htm<br />Bennett, Jeffery, Megan Donahue, Nicholas Schneider, and Mark Voit. The Essential Cosmic Perspective. fifth ed. San Francisco: Pearson Education, 2009. Print.<br />

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