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The Planets in the Solar System
The planets in the solar system are
categorized into two:
The Terrestrial Planets
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
The Jovian Planets
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
The terrestrial planets
– Latin, terra; ground or soil
Characteristics:
Has a rocky and solid composition
They are close to the sun.
 They either have no moons or few moons.
 They all have weak magnetic fields.
 They all have closely spaced orbits
 None of the planets have rings around them.
The Jovian Planets
Also referred to as gas planets are the Jovian planets.
The gas planets are much larger than the terrestrial planets
and are composed mainly of gas and liquid.
Characteristics:
 They are all farther away from the sun.
They have multiple moons.
 They all possess strong magnetic fields.
 There is a greater distances between orbits.
 They all have some form of rings orbiting each planet.
The TerresTrial
planeTs up close:
Mercury
•Mercury is the smallest terrestrial
planet and is the closest planet in
the solar system to the Sun.
•Mercury has no moons of its own
•Mercury revolves once about the
Sun every 87.97 days
Venus
Venus has a similar size to that of
the Earth. Venus is surrounded by a
heavy, dense atmosphere mostly
composed of carbon dioxide.
The carbon dioxide layer allows
heat to enter the planet but does not
allow heat to leave, causing a
greenhouse effect.
the brightest object in the sky
earth
Earth is the to harbor life in the universe.
Earth is the largest terrestrial planet and the fifth
largest planet in the solar system.
Like the other terrestrial planets, Earth has an
atmosphere surrounding it. Earth also has one
moon called Luna.
Mars
It has red appearance.
Mars has two moons, Phobos and
Deimos, and is the only terrestrial
planet other than the Earth to have
moons in orbit around it.
the time Mars takes to revolve once
around the Sun, is about two Earth
years long
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The planets in the solar system

  • 1. The Planets in the Solar System
  • 2. The planets in the solar system are categorized into two: The Terrestrial Planets Mercury Venus Earth Mars The Jovian Planets Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune
  • 3. The terrestrial planets – Latin, terra; ground or soil
  • 4. Characteristics: Has a rocky and solid composition They are close to the sun.  They either have no moons or few moons.  They all have weak magnetic fields.  They all have closely spaced orbits  None of the planets have rings around them.
  • 6. Also referred to as gas planets are the Jovian planets. The gas planets are much larger than the terrestrial planets and are composed mainly of gas and liquid.
  • 7. Characteristics:  They are all farther away from the sun. They have multiple moons.  They all possess strong magnetic fields.  There is a greater distances between orbits.  They all have some form of rings orbiting each planet.
  • 9. Mercury •Mercury is the smallest terrestrial planet and is the closest planet in the solar system to the Sun. •Mercury has no moons of its own •Mercury revolves once about the Sun every 87.97 days
  • 10. Venus Venus has a similar size to that of the Earth. Venus is surrounded by a heavy, dense atmosphere mostly composed of carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide layer allows heat to enter the planet but does not allow heat to leave, causing a greenhouse effect. the brightest object in the sky
  • 11. earth Earth is the to harbor life in the universe. Earth is the largest terrestrial planet and the fifth largest planet in the solar system. Like the other terrestrial planets, Earth has an atmosphere surrounding it. Earth also has one moon called Luna.
  • 12. Mars It has red appearance. Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos, and is the only terrestrial planet other than the Earth to have moons in orbit around it. the time Mars takes to revolve once around the Sun, is about two Earth years long