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A to u r o f Th e  U n iv e r s e
Planets   A planet is a    body which    orbits (travels    around) a star   The planet    Earth orbits    the Sun (our ...
Moons   A moon is a body    which orbits a    planet   Our moon travels    around the Earth   Most of the other    plan...
Solar System   The Solar System is the sun and all the                bodies orbiting it   It is the eight planets, thei...
Who is the furthest of them            all?
The terrestrial planetsMercury                            Venus Earth                             Mars
The gas giantsJupiter               SaturnUranus                Neptune
PlutoPluto is nowclassified asa ‘dwarfplanet’It is muchsmaller thanthe other    Its orbit is not in the same plane asplane...
The Asteroid Belt   Located between    Mars and Jupiter   Belt of lumps of    rocks   Largest rock, Ceres    is 1000km ...
Stars   Balls of hot gas   Nuclear reactions    occur in stars   Produce lots of    energy including    light   Our ne...
Nebulae   Nebulae are large    clouds of dust    and gas within our    own galaxy made    visible by their    interaction...
Galaxy   Huge group of stars held together by                    gravity   Earth is part of the Milky Way galaxy
Universe   Contains one hundred thousand million                   galaxies      Contains everything that exists
Year 10 a tour of the universe
Year 10 a tour of the universe
Year 10 a tour of the universe
Year 10 a tour of the universe
Year 10 a tour of the universe
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Year 10 a tour of the universe

  1. 1. A to u r o f Th e U n iv e r s e
  2. 2. Planets A planet is a body which orbits (travels around) a star The planet Earth orbits the Sun (our nearest star)
  3. 3. Moons A moon is a body which orbits a planet Our moon travels around the Earth Most of the other planets have moons
  4. 4. Solar System The Solar System is the sun and all the bodies orbiting it It is the eight planets, their moons, the asteroids and their comets
  5. 5. Who is the furthest of them all?
  6. 6. The terrestrial planetsMercury Venus Earth Mars
  7. 7. The gas giantsJupiter SaturnUranus Neptune
  8. 8. PlutoPluto is nowclassified asa ‘dwarfplanet’It is muchsmaller thanthe other Its orbit is not in the same plane asplanets. the other planets – go back and have a look at the solar system image.
  9. 9. The Asteroid Belt Located between Mars and Jupiter Belt of lumps of rocks Largest rock, Ceres is 1000km in diameter
  10. 10. Stars Balls of hot gas Nuclear reactions occur in stars Produce lots of energy including light Our nearest star is the sun Second closest is Proxima Centauri
  11. 11. Nebulae Nebulae are large clouds of dust and gas within our own galaxy made visible by their interaction with nearby stars or star remnants.
  12. 12. Galaxy Huge group of stars held together by gravity Earth is part of the Milky Way galaxy
  13. 13. Universe Contains one hundred thousand million galaxies  Contains everything that exists

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