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  • 1. THE SOLAR SYSTEM By: Laura Brink EDU 290 11:00
  • 2. What Is The Solar System? The solar system is everything that orbits around the sun. Including the planets, comets, and asteroids. Split into Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars And Outer Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and “Pluto”
  • 3. The Sun Center of our Universe Largest object in our Solar System Every planet orbits the Sun
  • 4. Mercury Closest planet to sun Covered with wrinkles and craters 1 day on mercury = 58-1/2 earth days Mercury has no moon 36 million miles from
  • 5. Venus 2nd closest to sun Many volcanoes and mountains Actually warmer than mercury Very, very dry, almost no water No moons 67 million miles from the sun
  • 6. Earth 3rd planet from the sun 30% covered by land 70% covered by water Earth has one moon 93 million miles from the sun
  • 7. Mars 4th planet from sun “Red Planet” 2 moons Contains the solar systems largest volcano 142 million miles from the sun
  • 8. Jupiter 5th planet from the sun Largest planet in the solar system Very stormy planet No solid surface, all gas 50 official moons, 12 unofficial moons 483 million miles from sun
  • 9. Saturn 6th planet from sun 7 rings Rings made up of ice, dust, and rocks 53 official moons, 9 unofficial moons 888 million miles from sun
  • 10. Uranus 7th planet from sun Only planet that spins on its side Surface believed to be a huge ocean that is 5000 degrees Fahrenheit Also has rings surrounding it 27 moons 1784 million miles
  • 11. Neptune 8th planet from sun Blue planet with white clouds Very windy 13 moons 2794 million miles from sun
  • 12. Pluto 9th “planet” from sun Because it is so small in 2006 it was changed from planet to dwarf planet, so it is not considered part of our solar system anymore 3 moons 3647 million miles
  • 13. My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas
  • 14. Extra information about the Solar System CometComets –mixture of ices (bothwater and frozen gases) anddustAsteroid Belt– seperates the Asteroid belttwo parts of the solar system.Made up of small rockformations
  • 15. Special Thanks To: http://www.kidsastronomy.com/ http://www.guangxiedu.net/157/origin-of-solar-system.html http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/photos/sun -gallery/ http://www.realmagick.com/planet-mercury http://www.solarspace.co.uk/Venus/venus.php http://cae2k.com/alton-brown-photos-0/planet-earth-from- space.html http://twittface.net/beautiful-universe/mars/
  • 16. Special Thanks To: Cont. http://www.spacetoday.org/SolSys/Neptune/NeptunePlanet.html http://www.spacestationinfo.com/physical-characteristics- uranus.htm http://tracinguniverse.blogspot.com/2012/01/dark-planet- pluto.html http://www.world-mysteries.com/sci_8.htm http://nineplanets.org/comets.html http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap950826.html http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/4376.aspx