The Solar System

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The Solar System

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

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