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The Solar System

  1. 1. www.nasa.gov/.../jpl/news/planetsf-20060815.html Khalie Carter THE SOLAR SYSTEM
  2. 2. Table of Contents  The Big Bang Theory  Outer Planets  Inner Planets  The Moons  References
  3. 3. www.scienceblogs.com Big Bang Theory  What is the Big Bang Theory?  An explanation of what happened at the beginning of our universe.  When did this all take place?  About 15 billion years ago our universe sprang into creation.  The Bang  A huge explosion happened that expanded the universe. All the matter and energy were contained at one point.  Was it a REAL explosion?  It was a not an explosion like a bomb, matter of fact it was explosion of space within itself.
  4. 4. Outer Four Planets  Jupiter Astroversity.blogspot.com  The largest planet.  Outer atmosphere is very cold, but inside the planet it gets hotter and hotter towards the core.  Takes 12 Earth years to get around the sun.  Has rings around it, and a gravitational pull 10,000 times stronger than the Earth.  Saturn  Second largest planet in our solar system. Almost 10 times larger than Earth.  Takes almost 30 Earth years to get around the sun.  From a distant looks yellowish, but is really pale yellow, golden brown, and reddish brown.  Has 22 moons. Titan is one of them, which is one of the largest in the solar system.
  5. 5. Outer Four Planets  Uranus  Third biggest planet, 4 times bugger than the Earth. Astroversity.blogspot.com  Only discovered about 200 years ago.  It is fuzzy and blue.  Tipped over, so it looks like it’s rotating completely on it’s side. Takes almost 42 Earth years.  15 moons  Neptune  A little smaller than Uranus.  Farthest away from the sun.  Takes 165 Earth years to get around the sun.  Has 2 rings that circle it.  Has 3 satellites.
  6. 6. Inner Planets  Mercury Astroversity.blogspot.com  The closest planet to the sun.  The smallest known planet.  Weak magnetic field around mercury, and the atmosphere is much thinner than the Earths.  Moves around the sun much faster than the Earth.  Days are terribly hot and the nights are terribly cold.  Venus  A little smaller than the Earth.  Closest planet to the Earth.  Takes more than half a year to turn on it’s axis.  Clouds swirl around fast, 250 miles an hour, faster than ANY hurricane.  Very HIGH temperatures day and night.
  7. 7. Inner Planets  Earth Astroversity.blogspot.com  The third plane from the sun.  Covered with 3 times more water than land.  Has a magnetic field all around it.  Takes 24 hours to make one rotation.  Life is possible almost anywhere.  Natural satellite is the moon.  Mars  Farthest inner planet from the sun.  It is a bit more colder on Earth, but it has volcanoes, lava fields, and canyons.  Atmosphere is much thinner than Earth’s, and fully of carbon monoxide.  Has seasons.  Has 2 satellites.
  8. 8. How many moons? www.gearthblog.com  Earth  Has 1 moon.  Jupiter  Has 63 moons.  Saturn  Has 60 moons.  Uranus  Has 27 moons.  Neptune  Has 13 moons.
  9. 9. www.gearthblog.com Our Moon  How big is the moon?  2,000 miles across.  How far is the moon from the Earth?  250,000 miles.  How old is the moon? www.sos.noaa.gov  4.5 billion years old.  How did the moon form?  The Earth and moon formed at the same time. Earth was formed by big chunks and icy material, and then a big piece knocked into the Earth and knocked a big piece loose and that became the Earth.
  10. 10. References  "THE BIG BANG." University of Michigan. Web. 05 Feb. 2010. <http://www.umich.edu/~gs265/bigbang.htm>.  "The Moon | Scholastic.com." Teaching Resources, Children's Book Recommendations, and Student Activities | Scholastic.com. Web. 05 Feb. 2010. <http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4850>.  "Table of Moons in our Solar System." Windows to the Universe. Web. 05 Feb. 2010. <http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/our_solar_system/moons_table.h tml>.  "The Inner Planets | Scholastic.com." Teaching Resources, Children's Book Recommendations, and Student Activities | Scholastic.com. Web. 05 Feb. 2010. <http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4846>.  "The Outer Planets | Scholastic.com." Teaching Resources, Children's Book Recommendations, and Student Activities | Scholastic.com. Web. 05 Feb. 2010. <http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4854>.

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