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Transcript of Lucy L.
The Sun's diameter is 110 times Earth's
Mercury has no discovered moons
Venus and earth are called the "sister planets" because of their similar construction and size.
The rotation of the earth is slowing by 17 milliseconds per hundred years.
Each winter about one septillion (1, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000) snowflakes fall from the sky.
The Earth is mostly iron, oxygen and silicon.
The Sun's core is about 13600000 degrees Celsius
On the Sun your weight multiplies by 27. ( If you were 100lbs on Earth you would be 2700lbs on the Sun.)
A year on mercury is 88 days long.
The surface of Mercury is covered in craters.
Venus's atmospheric pressure is 92 times greater than Earth’s
Venus's average temperature is 462 °C.
Mars has two discovered moons.
Mars homes the largest dust storms in the solar system.
Mars has the tallest mountain in the solar system.(Olympus Mons)
The Great Red Spot is a storm that has been going on for over 350 years.
Jupiter has 67 known moons.
Jupiter's day is 9 hours and 55 minutes long.
Saturn is made mostly of hydrogen
Four spacecrafts have visited Saturn. (Pioneer 11, Voyager 1 and 2, and the Cassini-Huygens mission)
Saturn has 150 moons.
At negative -224°C Uranus is the coldest planet in the solar system.
Uranus has 27 known moons.
Uranus is actually tipped on its side with an axial tilt of 98 degrees.
Neptune has 14 moons.
Only one spacecraft has flown by Neptune. (Voyager 2)
Neptune was named after the Roman god of the sea
Pluto lost it's planet status in 2006 due to inadequate orbit around the sun.
No spacecrafts have ever visited Pluto.
But, in July 2015 the spacecraft New Horizons, which was launched in 2006, is scheduled to fly by Pluto on its way to the Kuiper Belt.
Pluto is named after the Greek god of the underworld. (Pluto is a lesser known name for Hades.) The name was proposed by eleven year old Venetia Burney.
Was classified as a dwarf planet in 2006.
Classified as a dwarf planet in 2006.
Was discovered and classified as a dwarf planet in 2005.
Was discovered in 2004 and was classified as a dwarf planet in 2008.