Welcome to the Milky Way The Galaxy That Is! By LaTya Plowden
The Solar Systemo The Solar System is made up of eight interestingplanets in our galaxy.o The planets orbit around the Sun. The Sun has itsgravitational pull.o The Solar System also contains other space objects,such as satellites, asteroids, comets, and much more.oOur Sun is a medium-sized star that has six layers
MercuryoMercury is the very first planet to the SunoIt is an inner rocky planet that has noatmosphereoBecause it has no atmosphere, it is notthe hottest planet.
VenusoVenus is the 2nd planet in the Solar SystemoThis is actually the hottest planet
EarthoEarth is the 3rd planetoIt is by far the only planet that supports lifeoSome scientists believe that Luna (the Earth’s moon)was a piece of EarthoThere are about eight layers of its atmosphereoIt rotates faster when it’s near the Sun
MarsoThe last of the inner planetsoIt is also known as the Red Planet and has hugecanyonsoMany believe/believed that there is life on MarsoIt has two moons; Phobos and DeimosoIt has lost its magnetic fieldoThis planet has high levels of carbon dioxide!
Asteroid BeltoThe Asteroid Belt separates the inner planets and theouter planetsoAsteroids are made of rock-like material that arepulled in due to the Sun’s gravitational pull
JupiteroJupiter is the 5th planet and the 1st of the outerplanetsoIt has 63 moons. It has the most moonsoIt rotates very fastoIt is 71% of all planetary mass in the Solar SystemoIt has very unique wind patterns
SaturnoSaturn is the 6th planet from the Sun and has ahuge magnetic fieldoIt is the 2nd planet with the most moonsoIt has a strange bulge in the middle and flattenedpolesoThis planet consists of a liquid metallic hydrogencore
Uranus Don’t laughoNow we have Uranus, the 7th planetoThis planet has 13 rings; two in which are very faroIt is the third largest in diameteroIt takes 84 Earth years to revolve around the Suno Some scientist believe that Uranus used to rotatehorizontally, but perhaps an asteroid hit it, causingit to tilt
NeptuneoFinally, we have NeptuneoIt has very fast and strong windsoThe Great Dark Spot could “swallow” almost all ofEarth!oIt has a similar atmosphere to Jupiter
What Ever Happened to Pluto?oScientists thought that Pluto isn’t a planetbecause it doesn’t meet all of the qualifications ofbeing a planetoIt is now called a dwarf planet
Other Galaxieso There are obviously different types of galaxieso A spiral galaxy has “arms’ that curves out from the baseo An irregular galaxy has no recognizable, distinct shapeo An elliptical galaxy has an elliptical or round shape