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The Solar System

  1. 1. The Solar System By Mrs. Sims
  2. 2. Sun <ul><li>The Sun is the closest star to the Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>The Sun glows because of nuclear reactions in its core which turn hydrogen gas into helium. </li></ul><ul><li>All of the planet in the solar system revolve around the sun </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mercury <ul><li>It makes a complete orbit around the sun every 88 days. </li></ul><ul><li>One day length on Mercury is equal to 59 Earth days </li></ul><ul><li>Temperatures on the planet can reach 840 0 F during the day and -275 0 F at night. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Venus <ul><li>Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system. </li></ul><ul><li>The Planet Venus is sometimes known as the Morning Star and Evening Star on Earth where it shines the brightest. </li></ul><ul><li>Venus is covered with thick clouds that create a greenhouse effect that makes the surface so hot. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Earth <ul><li>Earth is the only planet in our solar system that can support life. </li></ul><ul><li>Earth has one moon. </li></ul><ul><li>It takes 365 days for the Earth to travel around the sun one time. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mars <ul><li>It takes 24 hours and 37 minutes for Mars to complete one rotation. </li></ul><ul><li>Mars is the most studied planet in the solar system, besides Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Mars is known as the Red Planet because of the iron oxide found in its soil . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Jupiter <ul><li>Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. </li></ul><ul><li>Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in the solar system completing one rotation every 10 hours. </li></ul><ul><li>Jupiter has 63 moons. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Saturn <ul><li>Saturn has 31 moons </li></ul><ul><li>Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system. </li></ul><ul><li>Saturn has the largest rings on any of the planets in the solar system. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Uranus <ul><li>Uranus has very small rings like those of Saturn </li></ul><ul><li>Uranus takes about 84 Earth years to orbit the sun. </li></ul><ul><li>The planet has 16 moons </li></ul>
  10. 10. Neptune <ul><li>At times in its orbit it trades places with Pluto and becomes the 9 th planet. </li></ul><ul><li>Neptune has 13 moons. </li></ul><ul><li>Neptune has a very stormy atmosphere similar to that of Jupiters. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Pluto <ul><li>Pluto was recently reclassified as a dwarf planet. </li></ul><ul><li>Pluto has never been explored by a space probe, but one should reach it in the year 2015 </li></ul><ul><li>It takes 248 Earth years for Pluto to make one trip around the sun. </li></ul>
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