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eight<br />The Planets<br />Created by: Victoria Ploe<br />EDU 290H TTH 8-9:15<br />February 23rd, 2010 <br />
Solar System Overview		<br />8 planets in our solar system <br />Mercury<br />Venus<br />Earth<br />Mars<br />Jupiter<br /...
Solar System Overview<br />At least 3 dwarf planets<br />More than 130 satellites of the planets <br />Large number of sma...
Mercury<br />Closest planet to the sun<br />Eighth largest planet<br />Surface is heavily cratered<br />Very thin atmosphe...
Venus<br />Second planet from the sun<br />Sixth largest planet<br />Very slow rotation<br />Regarded as Earth’s sister pl...
Earth<br />Third planet from the sun<br />Fifth largest planet<br />Densest major body in the solar system<br />71% of sur...
Mars<br />http://nineplanets.org/mars.html<br />Fourth planet from the sun<br />Seventh largest planet<br />Known as the “...
Jupiter<br />Fifth planet from sun<br />Largest planet in solar system<br />Fourth brightest object in the sky<br />Gas pl...
Saturn <br />Sixth planet from the sun<br />Second largest planet<br />Gas Planet<br />Least dense planet<br />2 prominent...
Uranus<br />Seventh planet from the sun<br />Third largest planet<br />First planet discovered in modern times<br />Gas pl...
Neptune<br />Eighth planet from the sun<br />Fourth largest planet<br />Gas planet<br />Great Dark Spot<br />Very faint ri...
Dwarf Planets<br />Pluto<br />Eris<br />Ceres <br />Definition of a dwarf planet:<br />Orbits around sun<br />Is not a sat...
Works Cited:<br />http://nineplanets.org<br />All pictures came from http://nineplanets.org, but where originally from NAS...
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The Eight Planets

  1. 1. eight<br />The Planets<br />Created by: Victoria Ploe<br />EDU 290H TTH 8-9:15<br />February 23rd, 2010 <br />
  2. 2. Solar System Overview <br />8 planets in our solar system <br />Mercury<br />Venus<br />Earth<br />Mars<br />Jupiter<br />Saturn <br />Uranus<br />Neptune<br />
  3. 3. Solar System Overview<br />At least 3 dwarf planets<br />More than 130 satellites of the planets <br />Large number of small bodies<br />Comets and asteroids<br />The planets orbit on ellipses<br />Most are spherical except for Mercury <br />
  4. 4. Mercury<br />Closest planet to the sun<br />Eighth largest planet<br />Surface is heavily cratered<br />Very thin atmosphere<br />http://nineplanets.org/mercury/html <br />
  5. 5. Venus<br />Second planet from the sun<br />Sixth largest planet<br />Very slow rotation<br />Regarded as Earth’s sister planet<br />Very dense atmosphere<br />http://nineplanets.org/venus.html <br />
  6. 6. Earth<br />Third planet from the sun<br />Fifth largest planet<br />Densest major body in the solar system<br />71% of surface is covered by water<br />http://nineplanets.org/earth.html <br />
  7. 7. Mars<br />http://nineplanets.org/mars.html<br />Fourth planet from the sun<br />Seventh largest planet<br />Known as the “Red Planet”<br />Similar surface to Earth <br />Very thin atmosphere<br />
  8. 8. Jupiter<br />Fifth planet from sun<br />Largest planet in solar system<br />Fourth brightest object in the sky<br />Gas planet<br />No solid surface<br />3 layers of clouds<br />Great Red Spot <br />http://nineplanets.org/jupiter.html<br />
  9. 9. Saturn <br />Sixth planet from the sun<br />Second largest planet<br />Gas Planet<br />Least dense planet<br />2 prominent rings (A,B) and one faint (C) <br />Gap between A and B is known as the Cassini division<br />Composed of small particles ranging in size<br />http://nineplanets.org/saturn.html<br />
  10. 10. Uranus<br />Seventh planet from the sun<br />Third largest planet<br />First planet discovered in modern times<br />Gas planet<br />Composed of mostly rock and various ices<br />Blue color <br />http://nineplanets.org/uranus.html<br />
  11. 11. Neptune<br />Eighth planet from the sun<br />Fourth largest planet<br />Gas planet<br />Great Dark Spot<br />Very faint rings <br />Can be seen with binoculars <br />http://nineplanets.org/neptune.html <br />
  12. 12. Dwarf Planets<br />Pluto<br />Eris<br />Ceres <br />Definition of a dwarf planet:<br />Orbits around sun<br />Is not a satellite<br />Self gravity<br />http://nineplanets.org/dwarf.html <br />
  13. 13. Works Cited:<br />http://nineplanets.org<br />All pictures came from http://nineplanets.org, but where originally from NASA<br />

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