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- 1. The Solar System<br />The Sun, Planets, And Our Moon<br />
- 2. Our Solar System<br />Today we will learn about:<br />The Sun<br />The 8 Planets<br />One Dwarf Planet<br />The Earth’s Moon<br />
- 3. Important words<br />Orbit – The time is takes a planet to go around the Sun.<br />Revolution – The time is takes a planet to spin (rotate) around one time.<br />Axis – The imaginary line through the center of a planet, that a planet rotates around.<br />
- 4. The Sun<br />
- 5. Is a Star in the Milky Way Galaxy<br />The Sun is at the Center of our Solar System<br />All planets, their moons, comet, and Asteroids all orbit the Sun<br />The Sun is 10,000 degrees F<br />109 times the size of the Earth<br />
- 6. Mercury<br />
- 7. 1st planet and closet to the Sun<br />Orbits the sun every 88 days<br />Makes one Revolution every 59 days<br />Has no moons<br />
- 8. Venus<br />
- 9. 2nd Planet from the Sun<br />Called Earth’s “twin” because they are so similar in size.<br />Orbits the Sun every 225 days<br />Make one Revolution every 243 days<br />Has no moons<br />
- 10. Earth<br />
- 11. 3rd Planet from the Sun<br />Orbits the Sun every 365 days<br />Makes one Revolution every 24 hours<br />Earth is the only planet in the solar system with life on it<br />Is made of 71% water<br />Has one moon<br />
- 12. The Moon<br />
- 13. Orbits the Earth every 27 hours<br />Makes one Revolution every 29 days<br />The Dark spots are called Maria<br />The rest of the moon that is light grey is called the highlands<br />
- 14. Mars<br />
- 15. 4th planet form the Sun<br />Orbits the Sun every 687 days<br />Makes one revolution every 24hrs. 39 min., and 35 sec.<br />Has Two moons<br />
- 16. Jupiter<br />
- 17. 5th Planet from the Sun<br />Orbits the Sun every 12 years<br />Makes one revolution every 9 hours<br />Is the Largest Planet<br />Has 16 moons<br />Has 3 thin rings around it<br />
- 18. Saturn<br />
- 19. 6th Planet from the Sun<br />Orbits the Sun every 29 years<br />Makes one revolution every 10hrs<br />Is known for its seven bold rings<br />Is the 2nd largest Planet<br />Has 25 moons<br />
- 20. Uranus<br />
- 21. 7th Planet from the Sun<br />Orbits the Sun every 84 years<br />Makes one revolution every 17 hours<br />Only Planet to rotate on its side<br />Has rings<br />Has 21 moons <br />
- 22. Neptune<br />
- 23. 8th planet from the Sun<br />Orbits the Sun every 165 years<br />Makes one revolution every 16 hours<br />Has Rings<br />Has 11 moons<br />
- 24. Pluto<br />
- 25. Used to be the 9th Planet from the Sun<br />In 2006 it was decided that Pluto is actually what they now call a Dwarf Planet.<br />Due to its size and Irregular orbit <br />Orbits the Sun every 248 days<br />Makes one revolution every 248 years<br />
- 26. Sources<br />All facts and pictures were provided by<br />http://www.nasa.gov<br />

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