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The Outer Planets

  1. 1. TheOuterPlanets<br />By: Leslie Griger & Danielle Jasinski<br />
  2. 2. Jupiter<br />Has 16 moons<br />1 year=12 Earth years<br />Temperature is -148ºC (-234ºF)<br />Largest planet, could fit up to 1000 Earths inside it<br />Made out of dense hydrogen, helium, water, nitrogen, and other gases over a tiny rocky core<br />Great Red Spot has been there for over 300 years and it is 2 Earths in diameter<br />Rotates in about 10 hours<br />Possesses 62 known satellites<br />4 of Jupiter’s moons are the size of planets<br />Two and a half times the mass of all the other planets combined<br />
  3. 3. Saturn<br />Has 62 moons<br />Made mostly of hydrogen & helium<br />Second largest planet, over 700 Earths could fit inside<br />Temperature: -178ºC (-288ºF)<br />1,514,500,000 km from the sun<br />Has thousands of rings made of billions of ice & rock particles<br />Particle size ranges from a grain of sugar to the size of a house<br />Each individual ring orbits at a different speed<br />Saturn year=29.4 Earth years<br />Saturn has the largest rings of any planet <br />
  4. 4. Uranus<br />Temperature is -216ºC (-357ºF)<br />Rotates on is axis once every 17 Earth hours<br />Has 22 moons<br />Giant ball of gas & liquid, has no solid surface<br />Third largest planet, over 70 Earths could fit inside<br />Orbits the sun once every 84 Earth years<br />Has 11 rings<br />Has 21 known satellites<br />Uranus has a strong magnetic field<br /> Blue-green color is made up of tiny methane crystals<br />
  5. 5. Neptune<br />Neptune year=165 Earth years<br />Has 8 moons<br />Atmosphere=Hydrogen:85%, Helium:13%, Methane:2%<br />Fourth largest planet, about 60 Earths could fit into Neptune <br />Consists of hazy atmosphere & strong winds<br />Tilt of axis=28.32º<br />Temperature: -214ºC (-353ºF)<br />One of Neptune’s moons, Triton has the some of the coldest temperatures in the solar system<br />8 known satellites<br />Neptune’s day=16.11 hours<br />
  6. 6. Similarities of outer planets<br />All are gas planets<br />Planets all have rings<br />Made mostly of hydrogen & helium<br />Outer planets are all much bigger then the inner planets<br />At the center is a rocky core<br />Every outer planet has moons<br />
  7. 7. Differences of outer planets<br />Neptune has by far the longest year of any planet<br />Saturn’s rings are much larger then any other planets rings<br />Uranus is colder then any other outer planet<br />Jupiter has a greater number of satellites then any other planet<br />
  8. 8. Bibliography<br />Text<br />&quot;NASA - Home.&quot; NASA - Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2010. &lt;;. <br />&quot;Neptune.&quot; Solar Views. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2010. &lt;;. <br />&quot;Saturn.&quot; Windows to the Universe. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2010. &lt;;.<br /> &quot;Uranus -; ENCHANTED LEARNING HOME PAGE. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2010. &lt;http://www.enchantedlearning.<br />eruptions, volcanic, and flow along. &quot;Jupiter.&quot; Views of the Solar System. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2010. &lt;<br />
  9. 9. Bibliography<br />Picture<br />&quot;Jupiter.&quot; Planets. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2010. &lt;<br />&quot;Neptune.&quot; Our Solar System. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2010. &lt;;. <br />&quot;Outer Planets.&quot; Solar System. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2010. &lt;;. <br />&quot;Planets.&quot; Solar System. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2010. &lt;;. <br />&quot;Planets.&quot; Space. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2010. &lt;;. <br />&quot;Saturn.&quot; Outer Planets. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2010. &lt;;. <br />