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Solar System

  1. 1. THE SOLAR SYSTEM By: Laura Brink EDU 290 11:00
  2. 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. 3. The Sun Center of our Universe Largest object in our Solar System Every planet orbits the Sun
  4. 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. 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. 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. 7. Mars 4th planet from sun “Red Planet” 2 moons Contains the solar systems largest volcano 142 million miles from the sun
  8. 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. 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. 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. 11. Neptune 8th planet from sun Blue planet with white clouds Very windy 13 moons 2794 million miles from sun
  12. 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. 13. My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas
  14. 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. 15. Special Thanks To: -gallery/ space.html
  16. 16. Special Thanks To: Cont. uranus.htm pluto.html
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