The solar system. The asteroid belt. The Sun. Mercury. Venus. Earth. Mars. Jupiter. Saturn. Uranus. Neptune. Pluto. Eris.
The Sun. <ul><li>The sun is a massive ball of gas 1,000,000 times bigger than the Earth.  </li></ul><ul><li>It is aged 6,0...
Mercury. <ul><li>Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, meaning it’s orbit only takes 88 days. </li></ul><ul><li>At day...
Venus. <ul><li>A day on Venus lasts 243 Earth days, that’s longer than a year on Venus which lasts a mere 225 days. </li><...
Earth. <ul><li>Earth is our home planet. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the only planet which we know has life. </li></ul><ul><li...
Mars. <ul><li>Mars is the only planet (other than Earth) which people think once had water. </li></ul><ul><li>It is home t...
The asteroid belt. <ul><li>Ceres is a dwarf planet which is actually inside the Asteroid belt. </li></ul><ul><li>The size ...
Jupiter. <ul><li>Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system even the largest of it’s 63 moons, Titan is huge, it’s ...
Saturn. <ul><li>Saturn is famous for it’s massive rings which are made of rock and ice. </li></ul><ul><li>Ganymede one of ...
Uranus. <ul><li>Like Saturn Uranus has rings which orbit around it. </li></ul><ul><li>Uranus has clouds made of water  and...
Neptune. <ul><li>Like Jupiter’s great red spot Neptune has a spot, only it’s the “great dark spot.” </li></ul><ul><li>Nept...
Pluto. <ul><li>Pluto, like Eris and Ceres is a dwarf planet and as a result the moon is  5  times larger than Pluto. </li>...
Eris. <ul><li>Eris and it’s only moon Dysnomia were first discovered in 2005 and Eris was only named in 2006. </li></ul><u...
Moons. <ul><li>Planets orbit around the sun and moons orbit around planets, the time it takes to orbit around a planet is ...
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  1. 1. The solar system. The asteroid belt. The Sun. Mercury. Venus. Earth. Mars. Jupiter. Saturn. Uranus. Neptune. Pluto. Eris.
  2. 2. The Sun. <ul><li>The sun is a massive ball of gas 1,000,000 times bigger than the Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>It is aged 6,000,000,000 years old, and in 5,000,000,000 years time it will expand into a red giant and destroy the solar system. </li></ul><ul><li>it is made of gases like helium and is over 8,000 degrees Celsius at the centre. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mercury. <ul><li>Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, meaning it’s orbit only takes 88 days. </li></ul><ul><li>At day it’s over 500 degrees Celsius and at night it’s less than -400 degrees Celsius. </li></ul><ul><li>Mercury is named after the roman messenger god. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Venus. <ul><li>A day on Venus lasts 243 Earth days, that’s longer than a year on Venus which lasts a mere 225 days. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the hottest planet in the solar system at over 400 degrees Celsius at day and at night still over 400 degrees Celsius . </li></ul><ul><li>Venus is named after the roman god of love and beauty. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Earth. <ul><li>Earth is our home planet. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the only planet which we know has life. </li></ul><ul><li>It has 1 moon. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mars. <ul><li>Mars is the only planet (other than Earth) which people think once had water. </li></ul><ul><li>It is home to Olympus Mons the tallest mountain in the solar system at over 3 times the size of mount Everest. </li></ul><ul><li>Mars is also called the “red planet” and looks red because of rust. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The asteroid belt. <ul><li>Ceres is a dwarf planet which is actually inside the Asteroid belt. </li></ul><ul><li>The size of the asteroids in the belt range between 490km (Ceres) and the size of a dust particle. </li></ul><ul><li>The asteroid belt first started to form 5,000,000,000 years ago. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Jupiter. <ul><li>Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system even the largest of it’s 63 moons, Titan is huge, it’s as big as a planet! </li></ul><ul><li>The great red spot is a famous aspect of Jupiter because a storm 3 times bigger than the Earth and was first discovered about 300 years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>it is a “gas giant planet and is named after the king roman god. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Saturn. <ul><li>Saturn is famous for it’s massive rings which are made of rock and ice. </li></ul><ul><li>Ganymede one of Saturn’s moons, it has ice-canoes which shoot water instead of lava, which as soon as they leave the atmosphere turn to ice so Ganymede actually makes Saturn’s rings. </li></ul><ul><li>Saturn is named after the roman god of farming. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Uranus. <ul><li>Like Saturn Uranus has rings which orbit around it. </li></ul><ul><li>Uranus has clouds made of water and methane. </li></ul><ul><li>Like Neptune Uranus is extremely icy and cold. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Neptune. <ul><li>Like Jupiter’s great red spot Neptune has a spot, only it’s the “great dark spot.” </li></ul><ul><li>Neptune is 15 times bigger than the Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Neptune is named after the roman god of the sea. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Pluto. <ul><li>Pluto, like Eris and Ceres is a dwarf planet and as a result the moon is 5 times larger than Pluto. </li></ul><ul><li>Pluto has 4 moons including Charon, Nix and Hydra. </li></ul><ul><li>Pluto was named after the Greek god of the sea. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Eris. <ul><li>Eris and it’s only moon Dysnomia were first discovered in 2005 and Eris was only named in 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Eris is the biggest dwarf planet to be discovered but right now experts are not sure which is bigger, Pluto or Eris. </li></ul><ul><li>Eris is named after the Greek goddess of chaos and discord. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Moons. <ul><li>Planets orbit around the sun and moons orbit around planets, the time it takes to orbit around a planet is called a lunar year, our lunar year is about 28 days. </li></ul><ul><li>There are over 130 moons in the solar system altogether. </li></ul><ul><li>Moons can be huge, even bigger than dwarf planets! In fact the solar system’s biggest moon, Titan, is bigger than Mercury! </li></ul>
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