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    The Solar System The Solar System Presentation Transcript

    • Our Solar System
      Rebekah Trombley
      March 2, 2010
      Image: http://photography.si.edu/SearchImage.aspx?id=5952
    • What’s in our solar system?
      • The Sun
      • Planets
      • Moons
      • Asteroids
      • Dwarf Planets
      • Comets
    • Diagram of Our Solar System
      Image: http://www.diagramofsolarsystem.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/solar_13.jpeg
    • The Sun
      • The center of our solar system
      • Made completely of gas
      • The part we see from Earth has a temperature of 5,500° C
      • 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
    • Mercury
      • Planet closest to the sun
      • Smallest planet
      • Takes 59 earth days to turn once
      • Takes 88 earth days to orbit the sun
      • Has no atmosphere
      Image and Info: http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/mercury_worldbook.html
    • Venus
      • 2nd closest planet to the sun
      • It takes 225 Earth days to orbit the Sun
      • It takes 243 Earth days to spin once
      • Spins backwards
      • Known as earth’s twin
      Image and Info: http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/venus_worldbook.html
    • Earth
      • 3rd planet from the sun
      • 70% of Earth’s surface is water
      • Only planet known to support life
      • Takes 365 days to orbit the sun
      • Takes 24 hours to spin once
      • Has one moon
      Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/2222523486/
    • Mars
      • 4th planet from the sun
      • Named after the Roman god of war
      • Takes 687 earth days to orbit the sun
      • Takes 24 hours 39 minutes and 35 seconds to spin once
      • Has two moons named, Phobos and Deimos
      Image: http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/mars_worldbook.html
      http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/mars_worldbook.html
    • Jupiter
      • 5th planet from the sun
      • Is the largest planet in our solar system
      • Has 16 known moons
      • Takes 12 earth years to complete on orbit
      • Takes 9 hours 56 minutes to spin around once
      • Is a giant ball of gas and liquid
      Image and Info: http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/jupiter_worldbook.html
    • Saturn
      • 6th planet from the sun
      • Is circled by 7 rings
      • Takes 10 hours 39 minutes to spin once
      • Takes 29.4 Earth years to revolve around the sun
      • Has 25 known moons
      Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalty-free-images/146115949/in/photostream/
      http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/saturn_worldbook.html
    • Uranus
      • 7th planet from the sun
      • Spins on it’s side
      • Takes 84 Earth years to orbit the sun
      • Takes 17 hours and 14 minutes to spin once
      • Has 21 known moons
      Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tylerlove/2232349559/
      http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/uranus_worldbook.html
    • Neptune
      • 8th planet from the sun
      • Cannot be seen without a telescope
      • Takes 165 Earth years to orbit the sun
      • Takes 16 hours and 7 minutes to spin once
      • Has 11 known moons
      Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalty-free-images/146115817/in/photostream/
      http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/neptune_worldbook.html
    • What about Pluto?
      • In 2006 Scientist decided that Pluto should not be considered one of the planets
      • Pluto is a dwarf planet
      • It’s called a dwarf planet because it lacks the mass to sweep objects out of the path of it’s orbit
      • Pluto has one moon named Charon
      Image and Info: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/pluto-20100204.html
    • More Solar System Info
      • Our solar system is part of the Milky Way Galaxy
      • It’s about 4.6 billion years old
      • 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
    • IT’S AWESOME!!