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The Solar System

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  • 1. Our Solar System
    Rebekah Trombley
    March 2, 2010
    Image: http://photography.si.edu/SearchImage.aspx?id=5952
  • 2. What’s in our solar system?
  • Diagram of Our Solar System
    Image: http://www.diagramofsolarsystem.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/solar_13.jpeg
  • 8. The Sun
    • The center of our solar system
    • 9. Made completely of gas
    • 10. The part we see from Earth has a temperature of 5,500° C
    • 11. So big that 1 million earths could fit inside it
    http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/sun_worldbook.html
    Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ethanhein/2885627475
  • 12. Mercury
    • Planet closest to the sun
    • 13. Smallest planet
    • 14. Takes 59 earth days to turn once
    • 15. Takes 88 earth days to orbit the sun
    • 16. Has no atmosphere
    Image and Info: http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/mercury_worldbook.html
  • 17. Venus
    • 2nd closest planet to the sun
    • 18. It takes 225 Earth days to orbit the Sun
    • 19. It takes 243 Earth days to spin once
    • 20. Spins backwards
    • 21. Known as earth’s twin
    Image and Info: http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/venus_worldbook.html
  • 22. Earth
    • 3rd planet from the sun
    • 23. 70% of Earth’s surface is water
    • 24. Only planet known to support life
    • 25. Takes 365 days to orbit the sun
    • 26. Takes 24 hours to spin once
    • 27. Has one moon
    Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/2222523486/
  • 28. Mars
    • 4th planet from the sun
    • 29. Named after the Roman god of war
    • 30. Takes 687 earth days to orbit the sun
    • 31. Takes 24 hours 39 minutes and 35 seconds to spin once
    • 32. Has two moons named, Phobos and Deimos
    Image: http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/mars_worldbook.html
    http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/mars_worldbook.html
  • 33. Jupiter
    • 5th planet from the sun
    • 34. Is the largest planet in our solar system
    • 35. Has 16 known moons
    • 36. Takes 12 earth years to complete on orbit
    • 37. Takes 9 hours 56 minutes to spin around once
    • 38. Is a giant ball of gas and liquid
    Image and Info: http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/jupiter_worldbook.html
  • 39. Saturn
    • 6th planet from the sun
    • 40. Is circled by 7 rings
    • 41. Takes 10 hours 39 minutes to spin once
    • 42. Takes 29.4 Earth years to revolve around the sun
    • 43. Has 25 known moons
    Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalty-free-images/146115949/in/photostream/
    http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/saturn_worldbook.html
  • 44. Uranus
    • 7th planet from the sun
    • 45. Spins on it’s side
    • 46. Takes 84 Earth years to orbit the sun
    • 47. Takes 17 hours and 14 minutes to spin once
    • 48. Has 21 known moons
    Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tylerlove/2232349559/
    http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/uranus_worldbook.html
  • 49. Neptune
    • 8th planet from the sun
    • 50. Cannot be seen without a telescope
    • 51. Takes 165 Earth years to orbit the sun
    • 52. Takes 16 hours and 7 minutes to spin once
    • 53. Has 11 known moons
    Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalty-free-images/146115817/in/photostream/
    http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/neptune_worldbook.html
  • 54. What about Pluto?
    • In 2006 Scientist decided that Pluto should not be considered one of the planets
    • 55. Pluto is a dwarf planet
    • 56. It’s called a dwarf planet because it lacks the mass to sweep objects out of the path of it’s orbit
    • 57. Pluto has one moon named Charon
    Image and Info: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/pluto-20100204.html
  • 58. More Solar System Info
    • Our solar system is part of the Milky Way Galaxy
    • 59. It’s about 4.6 billion years old
    • 60. Planets orbit our sun in an elliptical path
    AND…
    Images: http://www.milkywaybar.com/products.shtml
    http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/currents/media/supp_cur02c.html
    http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/solarsystem_worldbook_update.html
  • 61. IT’S AWESOME!!

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