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    1. 1. MENU Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto
    2. 2. MERCURY closest planet to our sun smallest planet in the solar system named after a roman god Orbits the sun ever 88 days Has zero moons cratered terrain and smooth plains
    3. 3. • The only spacecraft to come close to Mercury was Mariner 10 from 1974 to 1975, which was only able to map 40%–45% of the planet's surface.
    4. 4. VENUS second closest planet to the sun  located between our Earth and Mercury named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty.  A rocky, dusty, waterless expanse of mountains, canyons, and plains
    5. 5. • The Magellan Spacecraft took 15 months to reach Venus. It was inserted in orbit around Venus on August 10, 1990.
    6. 6. Earth Third planet from the Sun The fifth largest planet in the solar system Name comes from old English and German Over 4.5 billion years old Diameter 12,800 km
    7. 7. • 2,271 satellites currently in orbit. Russia has the most satellites currently in orbit, with 1,324 satellites, followed by the U.S. with 658. space-ships (spacecraft).
    8. 8. MARS reddish in color named after the god of war of the ancient Romans only planet whose surface can be seen in detail from the Earth fourth closest planet to the Sun and the next planet beyond the
    9. 9. • Mars was explored in flybys by Mariner 4, 6 and 7 in the 1960s and by the orbiting Mariner 9 in 1971. Mars Pathfinder landed on the planet on July 4, 1997, delivering a mobile robot rover that explored the immediate vicinity.
    10. 10. Jupiter LARGEST PLANET in our Solar System. Jupiter has at least 39 moons
    11. 11. • Galileo Spacecraft was the first Planet Jupiter Obiter and the first outer solar system orbiter. It was launched on 18th October, 1989 towards planet Jupiter. The Galileo Spacecraft mission ended on 12 September 2003.
    12. 12. Saturn second largest planet named after a Roman God famous for its beautiful rings. It has at least 31 moons.
    13. 13. • Saturn has been visited in flybys in the 1970s by NASA's Pioneer 11 and in 1980-81 by the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. • The Cassini spacecraft, launched in 1997 arrived at Saturn in July 2004. The Hugens probe will explore the moon -Titan. Voyager 1 Pioneer 11
    14. 14. Uranus third largest planet in the solar system seventh planet from the sun. has rings like Planet Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. Moons: 27 Named after the Greek god of the sky. Uranus is the farthest planet that can be seen without a telescope.
    15. 15. • The only spacecraft to visit Planet Uranus was the Voyager 2 spacecraft in a flyby in 1986. It discovered 10 moons and two rings in addition to studying moons and rings previously seen from Earth.
    16. 16. Neptune eighth planet from the sun also known as the Blue Giant has rings atmosphere is mostly hydrogen and helium In Roman mythology Neptune was the god of the Sea. 8 known moons
    17. 17. •Voyager 2 observed the Great Dark Spot. Recent observations made with the Hubble Space Telescope indicate that the Great Dark Spot no longer exists.
    18. 18. Pluto farthest known planet from the Sun. only one planet that has not been visited by spacecraft. one moon called Charon. named Pluto after the God of the Underworld in Roman mythology. In Greek mythology the equivalent god is Hades.
    19. 19. • NASA has for at least a decade been planning a fly-by of the solar systems most distant planet. The latest version, called New Horizons will be launched in 2006.
    20. 20. Works Cited Stathopoulos., Vic. (2009, November 28). Space projects and info. Retrieved from
    21. 21. “ ” ① My first “Ah Ha” moment was when I figured out how to hyperlink the slides together. ② My second “Ah Ha” moment was when I took the pictures from the one cite I used and placed them on the slides. ③ My third “Ah Ha” moment was when I found the shapes I used for the arrows and the home button.