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    • eight
      The Planets
      Created by: Victoria Ploe
      EDU 290H TTH 8-9:15
      February 23rd, 2010
    • Solar System Overview
      8 planets in our solar system
      Mercury
      Venus
      Earth
      Mars
      Jupiter
      Saturn
      Uranus
      Neptune
    • Solar System Overview
      At least 3 dwarf planets
      More than 130 satellites of the planets
      Large number of small bodies
      Comets and asteroids
      The planets orbit on ellipses
      Most are spherical except for Mercury
    • Mercury
      Closest planet to the sun
      Eighth largest planet
      Surface is heavily cratered
      Very thin atmosphere
      http://nineplanets.org/mercury/html
    • Venus
      Second planet from the sun
      Sixth largest planet
      Very slow rotation
      Regarded as Earth’s sister planet
      Very dense atmosphere
      http://nineplanets.org/venus.html
    • Earth
      Third planet from the sun
      Fifth largest planet
      Densest major body in the solar system
      71% of surface is covered by water
      http://nineplanets.org/earth.html
    • Mars
      http://nineplanets.org/mars.html
      Fourth planet from the sun
      Seventh largest planet
      Known as the “Red Planet”
      Similar surface to Earth
      Very thin atmosphere
    • Jupiter
      Fifth planet from sun
      Largest planet in solar system
      Fourth brightest object in the sky
      Gas planet
      No solid surface
      3 layers of clouds
      Great Red Spot
      http://nineplanets.org/jupiter.html
    • Saturn
      Sixth planet from the sun
      Second largest planet
      Gas Planet
      Least dense planet
      2 prominent rings (A,B) and one faint (C)
      Gap between A and B is known as the Cassini division
      Composed of small particles ranging in size
      http://nineplanets.org/saturn.html
    • Uranus
      Seventh planet from the sun
      Third largest planet
      First planet discovered in modern times
      Gas planet
      Composed of mostly rock and various ices
      Blue color
      http://nineplanets.org/uranus.html
    • Neptune
      Eighth planet from the sun
      Fourth largest planet
      Gas planet
      Great Dark Spot
      Very faint rings
      Can be seen with binoculars
      http://nineplanets.org/neptune.html
    • Dwarf Planets
      Pluto
      Eris
      Ceres
      Definition of a dwarf planet:
      Orbits around sun
      Is not a satellite
      Self gravity
      http://nineplanets.org/dwarf.html
    • Works Cited:
      http://nineplanets.org
      All pictures came from http://nineplanets.org, but where originally from NASA