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  • 8 planets…mercury, venus, earth, mars, jupiter, saturn, uranus, neptune
  • All planets rotate around sun
  • West to east around earthCraters caused by meteor crashes
  • 58 million kilometers away from the sun
  • 108 million kilometers from sun
  • 75% water, 25% landMoon: luna150 million kilometers from the sun
  • Seasons are similar to the ones on earth, but much longerMoons: Deimos and Phobos228 million kilometers from the sun
  • Moons: Metis, Adrastea, Amalthea, Thebe, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Sinope, Leda, Himalia, Lysithea, Elara, Anke, Carme, Pasiphae780 million kilometers from the sun
  • 62 moons with orbits, 53 have names,1.4 billion kilometers from the sun
  • Moons: 27 known, 5 main ones Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania, Oberon2.9 billion kilometers from sun
  • 4.5 billion kilometers from the sunLargest moon Triton…..some others are Nereid, proteus, naid, thalassa, despina, galatea, larissa
  • Used to be a planet, but is considered to small and is now a dwarf planet5.9 million kilometers from sunMoons: Charon, nix, hydra

Solar System Solar System Presentation Transcript

  • The Solar System
    Michelle Schwartz
    EDU 290h
  • Basic Facts
    • 8 planets
    • All planets orbit the sun
    • Over 4.6 billion years old
    http://www.frontiernet.net/~kidpower/solarsystem.html
  • The Sun
    • Gives off heat and light
    • Contains 98% of the mass in the Solar System
    • Medium sized star
    • Center of Solar System
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/hnx/newslet/spring03/sun062clipart.jpg
  • The Moon
    • Only part of space man has visited
    • Many craters
    • Moon rotates counterclockwise
    http://www.diracdelta.co.uk/science/source/m/o/moon/moon-001.jpg
  • Mercury
    • Closest planet to the sun
    • No moons
    • 88 days around the sun
    • Mountains, craters, ridges, and valleys
    http://www.zamandayolculuk.com/cetinbal/AE/A-planet-mercury.gif
  • Venus
    • 2nd planet from sun
    • Closest to the earth
    • Sister planet to earth
    • 225 days around the sun
    • No moons
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_eGy7N8oEjUI/Rbwo4i_yF-I/AAAAAAAAACY/N4AZy-FO3oU/s320/venus.jpg
  • Earth
    • 3rd from the sun
    • 365 days around the sun
    • Covered mostly by water
    • 1 moon
    • Only planet people can live
  • Mars
    • Red Planet
    • 4th from the sun
    • 687 days around the sun
    • Seasons
    • 2 moons
    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/images/mars.jpg
  • Jupiter
    • Largest of all planets
    • 5thfrom the sun
    • 11.86 years around the sun
    • Brightest planet
    • 16 named moons
    http://www.heavens-above.com/images/jupiterPic1.jpg
  • Saturn
    • 2nd largest of all planets
    • 6th from the sun
    • 29.5 years around the sun
    • Rings around it
    • More then 50 moons
    http://cassowary.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/saturn_false.jpg
  • Uranus
    • 7th planet from the sun
    • 84 years around the sun
    • Can be seen with the naked eye
    • 27 known moons
    http://astroyogisays.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/uranus.jpg
  • Neptune
    • Similar in size to uranus
    • 8th planet from sun
    • 165 years around the sun
    • 13 known moons
    http://superkillerzombie.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/neptune.jpg
  • Pluto
    • Dwarf Planet
    • 9th planet from sun
    • 248 years to complete an orbit around the sun
    • 3 moons
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/bigphotos/images/090311-pluto-planet-illinois_big.jpg
  • http://www.frontiernet.net/~kidpower/planets.html
    http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm
    Sources