The Outer Planets

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  • 1. TheOuterPlanets
    By: Leslie Griger & Danielle Jasinski
  • 2. Jupiter
    Has 16 moons
    1 year=12 Earth years
    Temperature is -148ºC (-234ºF)
    Largest planet, could fit up to 1000 Earths inside it
    Made out of dense hydrogen, helium, water, nitrogen, and other gases over a tiny rocky core
    Great Red Spot has been there for over 300 years and it is 2 Earths in diameter
    Rotates in about 10 hours
    Possesses 62 known satellites
    4 of Jupiter’s moons are the size of planets
    Two and a half times the mass of all the other planets combined
  • 3. Saturn
    Has 62 moons
    Made mostly of hydrogen & helium
    Second largest planet, over 700 Earths could fit inside
    Temperature: -178ºC (-288ºF)
    1,514,500,000 km from the sun
    Has thousands of rings made of billions of ice & rock particles
    Particle size ranges from a grain of sugar to the size of a house
    Each individual ring orbits at a different speed
    Saturn year=29.4 Earth years
    Saturn has the largest rings of any planet
  • 4. Uranus
    Temperature is -216ºC (-357ºF)
    Rotates on is axis once every 17 Earth hours
    Has 22 moons
    Giant ball of gas & liquid, has no solid surface
    Third largest planet, over 70 Earths could fit inside
    Orbits the sun once every 84 Earth years
    Has 11 rings
    Has 21 known satellites
    Uranus has a strong magnetic field
    Blue-green color is made up of tiny methane crystals
  • 5. Neptune
    Neptune year=165 Earth years
    Has 8 moons
    Atmosphere=Hydrogen:85%, Helium:13%, Methane:2%
    Fourth largest planet, about 60 Earths could fit into Neptune
    Consists of hazy atmosphere & strong winds
    Tilt of axis=28.32º
    Temperature: -214ºC (-353ºF)
    One of Neptune’s moons, Triton has the some of the coldest temperatures in the solar system
    8 known satellites
    Neptune’s day=16.11 hours
  • 6. Similarities of outer planets
    All are gas planets
    Planets all have rings
    Made mostly of hydrogen & helium
    Outer planets are all much bigger then the inner planets
    At the center is a rocky core
    Every outer planet has moons
  • 7. Differences of outer planets
    Neptune has by far the longest year of any planet
    Saturn’s rings are much larger then any other planets rings
    Uranus is colder then any other outer planet
    Jupiter has a greater number of satellites then any other planet
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