Where to Startyour exploration?       Quiz
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Mercury the Closes Planet to the SunIt is also the smallest PlanetAs you can see Mercury ‘s surface is coveredwith crat...
It wasn’t until the Space age of 1950s thatastronomers got the opportunity to see thesurface of Mercury. This is because ...
 Since mid-March, NASA has a spacecraft  called Messenger in orbit around Mercury.     Messenger main purpose was to    ...
Venus is the second planet form the sun .It is the warmest of the Terrestrial planetsdue to it’s thick atmosphere.There...
 ESA currently has a spacecraft in  orbit around Venus called Venus  Express   The main goal of the     mission is to ga...
 Earth is the 3rd planet form the  sun. It’s distance form the sun is ideal  for supporting life Moderately thick atmos...
 Sputnik was the first satellite in  space launched by the Soviet  Union“Wait I forgot something”         Go Back        ...
 Mars is the 4th Planet from the  Sun. It is also Earths closest neighboring  planet When we look at Mars’ surface we  ...
 Mars has always fascinated the  people of earth The first successful mission to  Mars was a satellite named  mariner 4“...
 While spirit was driving around  one of it’s wheels broke so it  began to drag the wheel   From dragging it’s wheel alo...
 Opportunity landed on Mars on  January 25, 2004 Opportunity’s task on Mars was to  take samples of the dirt and  examin...
 Curiosity is the next rover destined to  landed on Mars’ surface It is the largest rover sent to Mars today Curiosity ...
 Jupiter is the 5th Planet from the  sun. Jupiter is the Largest Planet in our  solar system It is a Jovian planet beca...
 The voyager missions (voyger1 and  Voyger2) were the first missions to  Jupiter in the 1970s   The Voyager missions fou...
 Saturn is the 6th planet from the  Sun. Saturn is BEST known for its  magnificent ring system. The rings are formed fo...
 The first mission sent Saturn was  Pioneer 11   It discovered that Saturn has      many more rings then what      we ca...
 Uranus is the 7th planet from the  Sun Uranus is a very abnormal planet  because:   It’s north and south poles are    ...
 The first clear pictures of this  planet were taken by Voyager 2   After Voyager 2 studied      Jupiter and Saturn it w...
 Neptune is the 8th and furthest  planet in our solar system It is an extremely cold planet due  to its distance form th...
 The first picture ever seen of  Neptune was taken by Voyager 2   Voyager 2 discovered the      Great Dark Spot . Curre...
 Asteroids are small atmosphere free worlds that orbit the Sun Due to Asteroids relatively small size they can not be ca...
 The majority of the Asteroids in  our solar system are found in the  Asteroid Belt The Asteroid Belt is located  betwee...
 Asteroids are highly difficult to  study from the Earth due to their  small size Thankfully every mission that has  gon...
 Dawn is the first mission to an Asteroid and is on its way to the  asteroid Vista   Vista is the 4th largest Asteroid i...
What is a Dead World?A. A place where people dieB. A planet that is no longer   volcanically activeC. A planet where peopl...
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What was the name of the first satellite to orbit Mars? A. Mariner 4 B. Sputnik C. Rover D.Odyssey
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What is the name of the future Rover mission to Mars? A. Spirit B. Rover 2 C. Sputnik D.Curiosity
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Which Terrestrial planet has the highest surface temperatures? A. Earth B. Mars C. Venus D.Mercury
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Which Jovian planet has the Galilean Moons orbiting it? A. Jupiter B. Saturn C. Neptune D.Uranus
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What is the name of the current mission to Saturn? A. Voyager 1 B. Pioneer C. Cassini D.Voyager 2
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Which planet rotates with the poles facing the Sun? A. Neptune B. Venus C. Uranus D.Mars
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Which planet is the primary focus of future exploration? A. Mars B. Earth C. Saturn D.Mercury
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What is the 2nd planet from the Sun? A. Earth B. Venus C. Mercury D.Jupiter
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  1. 1. Where to Startyour exploration? Quiz
  2. 2. Citation PicturesJovian planets picture: http://aschy.kicks-ass.net/solsys/raw/misc/Jovian.jpgNeptune:http://www.solarviews.com/raw/nep/neptunes.jpgSaturnhttp://www.harrisburgacademy.org/computer/decade%20project/20062007/2007%20students/6th%20grade/luke/space%20webpage/Saturn.jpgUranushttp://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/image/uranus_voy2.jpgJupiterhttp://wallpapers-sky.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Planet-Jupiter-wallpaper.jpgMercuryhttp://twittface.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/solar-mercury2.jpgVenus:http://sos.noaa.gov/images/Solar_System/venus.jpgMars:http://www.parabolicarc.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/marsglobe2.jpgAsteroid belthttp://www.indiana.edu/~geol105/images/gaia_chapter_2/asteroids_compare4.jpgEVAhttp://ipadwallpaper.eu/wallpapers/2/eva-wall-e.jpg Main Menu Continue on your journey
  3. 3. Citation Sputnik: Pictures and more http://www.celestiamotherlode.net/catalog/images/screenshots/various/satellites_Sputnik_1_1__K ukanotas.jpg Rovers: http://www.scientificamerican.com Cassini: http://forum.celestialmatters.org/userpix/7_cassini_1.jpg NASA Research about all planets and exploration: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?Sort=Target&Target=SolarSys&MCode=JWST Messenger: http://www.celestiamotherlode.net/catalog/images/screenshots/various/spacecraft_Messenger_1_ _Cham.jpg“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  4. 4. Citation TEKS Knowledge and skill: (11) Earth and space. The student understands the organization of our solar system and the relationships among the various bodies that comprise it. The student is expected to: (A) describe the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, planets, Galilean moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets; (B) understand that gravity is the force that governs the motion of our solar system; and (C) describe the history and future of space exploration, including the types of equipment and transportation needed for space travel.“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu
  5. 5. Mercury the Closes Planet to the SunIt is also the smallest PlanetAs you can see Mercury ‘s surface is coveredwith craters. Craters are formed when large comets and asteroids plummet onto the surface of mercuryThe reason you can see so many craters onMercury is because Mercury is whatAstronomers call a “Dead World”.“Dead world”- Means that the planet is nolonger volcanically active Main Menu Continue on your journey
  6. 6. It wasn’t until the Space age of 1950s thatastronomers got the opportunity to see thesurface of Mercury. This is because mercuryis about 57 million miles at it’s closestdistance to the Earth.Mariner 10 was the first mission to go toMercury. Mariner 10 Flew past Mercury 3 times in 1974. Mapped 57% of its surface“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  7. 7.  Since mid-March, NASA has a spacecraft called Messenger in orbit around Mercury.  Messenger main purpose was to gather more information about the interior structure of Mercury Future Exploration:  ESA (European Space Agency) is currently building a spacecraft called BepiColombo, to send to Mercury in collaboration with the Japanese Space Agency, JAXA“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  8. 8. Venus is the second planet form the sun .It is the warmest of the Terrestrial planetsdue to it’s thick atmosphere.There are very few impact craters found onVenus this is because around every 500 million years the entire planet’s temperature rises so high that the rocky surface of Venus completely melts .“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  9. 9.  ESA currently has a spacecraft in orbit around Venus called Venus Express  The main goal of the mission is to gather long- term studies of the Venusian atmosphere.“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  10. 10.  Earth is the 3rd planet form the sun. It’s distance form the sun is ideal for supporting life Moderately thick atmosphere There are few crater on Earth because it is an active planet.  “Active planet”- Volcanically active“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  11. 11.  Sputnik was the first satellite in space launched by the Soviet Union“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  12. 12.  Mars is the 4th Planet from the Sun. It is also Earths closest neighboring planet When we look at Mars’ surface we can see what look like river valleys. Mars is the Largest of the Terrestrial Planets Mars is our primary focus of exploration“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  13. 13.  Mars has always fascinated the people of earth The first successful mission to Mars was a satellite named mariner 4“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  14. 14.  While spirit was driving around one of it’s wheels broke so it began to drag the wheel  From dragging it’s wheel along the surface Spirit discovered that underneath Mars’ dirt surface is a layer of ice and snow.“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  15. 15.  Opportunity landed on Mars on January 25, 2004 Opportunity’s task on Mars was to take samples of the dirt and examine them for water molecules.  It found that in the deeper craters there was evidence of a large body of water once was there“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  16. 16.  Curiosity is the next rover destined to landed on Mars’ surface It is the largest rover sent to Mars today Curiosity will have on board with it:  The first colour cameras with zoom lenses, that are capable of video imaging It will be searching for fossilized organic compounds (such as plants and bacteria… anything that resembles life) “Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu
  17. 17.  Jupiter is the 5th Planet from the sun. Jupiter is the Largest Planet in our solar system It is a Jovian planet because it is composed entirely of gas Jupiter also has the largest Moons orbiting it known as the Galilean Moons Main Menu Continue on your journey
  18. 18.  The voyager missions (voyger1 and Voyger2) were the first missions to Jupiter in the 1970s  The Voyager missions found active volcano on Jupiter’s moons The Galilean mission was sent to discover more about these moons. Galilean Spacecraft Most of the exploration dealing with Jupiter is focused on it’s Galilean Moons.“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  19. 19.  Saturn is the 6th planet from the Sun. Saturn is BEST known for its magnificent ring system. The rings are formed form different material such as, water particles and carbon dioxide, orbiting the planet.  Various small Moons orbiting give the Rings their structure“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  20. 20.  The first mission sent Saturn was Pioneer 11  It discovered that Saturn has many more rings then what we can seen from Earth Cassini is the current mission heading to Saturn  Its primary gold is to discover more information on Saturns Atmosphere Cassini“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  21. 21.  Uranus is the 7th planet from the Sun Uranus is a very abnormal planet because:  It’s north and south poles are the Warmest part of the planet  It spins on its side with one of the Poles facing the Sun at all times“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  22. 22.  The first clear pictures of this planet were taken by Voyager 2  After Voyager 2 studied Jupiter and Saturn it went on to the other Jovian Planets There are currently no future missions headed to Uranus due to:  Uranus’ distance from Earth  The lack of funds“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  23. 23.  Neptune is the 8th and furthest planet in our solar system It is an extremely cold planet due to its distance form the Sun 2.68 billion miles Neptune has extremely high winds  Up to 1025.26 Miles/hour  These highs winds cause storms such as the Great Dark Spots to form on Neptune“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  24. 24.  The first picture ever seen of Neptune was taken by Voyager 2  Voyager 2 discovered the Great Dark Spot . Currently there are no future missions planed for Neptune due to:  Distance from Earth  The lack of funds“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu
  25. 25.  Asteroids are small atmosphere free worlds that orbit the Sun Due to Asteroids relatively small size they can not be called planets Asteroids are irregular in shape , they do not have enough gravity to form a unified circle, like the planets. Main Menu Continue on your journey
  26. 26.  The majority of the Asteroids in our solar system are found in the Asteroid Belt The Asteroid Belt is located between Mars and Jupiter“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  27. 27.  Asteroids are highly difficult to study from the Earth due to their small size Thankfully every mission that has gone to Jupiter and beyond has had the opportunity to visit some of the Asteroids in the belt  Such as the Galilean Mission“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu Continue on your journey
  28. 28.  Dawn is the first mission to an Asteroid and is on its way to the asteroid Vista  Vista is the 4th largest Asteroid in the Asteroid belt After visiting Vista Dawn will contuse on to study Ceres  Ceres is the largest Asteroid“Wait I forgot something” Go Back Main Menu
  29. 29. What is a Dead World?A. A place where people dieB. A planet that is no longer volcanically activeC. A planet where people once lived but have now become extendedD.A lost Planet
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  32. 32. What was the name of the first satellite to orbit Mars? A. Mariner 4 B. Sputnik C. Rover D.Odyssey
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  35. 35. What is the name of the future Rover mission to Mars? A. Spirit B. Rover 2 C. Sputnik D.Curiosity
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  38. 38. Which Terrestrial planet has the highest surface temperatures? A. Earth B. Mars C. Venus D.Mercury
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  41. 41. Which Jovian planet has the Galilean Moons orbiting it? A. Jupiter B. Saturn C. Neptune D.Uranus
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  44. 44. What is the name of the current mission to Saturn? A. Voyager 1 B. Pioneer C. Cassini D.Voyager 2
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  47. 47. Which planet rotates with the poles facing the Sun? A. Neptune B. Venus C. Uranus D.Mars
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  50. 50. Which planet is the primary focus of future exploration? A. Mars B. Earth C. Saturn D.Mercury
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  53. 53. What is the 2nd planet from the Sun? A. Earth B. Venus C. Mercury D.Jupiter
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  56. 56. What is the furthest planet from the Sun? A. Pluto B. Venus C. Neptune D.Jupiter
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  59. 59. What are Asteroids? A. Major Planets B. Uniformed in shape C. Small atmosphere free worlds D.Rocks larger than the planets
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  62. 62. Where is the Asteroid Belt located in our solar system? Between_____ A. Mars and Earth B. Mercury and Venus C. Mars and Jupiter D.Saturn and Uranus
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  65. 65. What is the largest Asteroid in the Asteroid Belt? A. Ceres B. Ables C. Vista D.Spirit
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