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planets and moons

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lydia francis

on 14 January 2014

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planets and moons
There are many planets and moons orbiting in our solar system. Some planets have many moons. There are 8 planets and up to 146 moons orbiting out solar system.

Planets and Moons
There are 9 planets including the sun. They are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. There are also 5 dwarf planets. Which are Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Makemake, and Haumea.
There are up to 146 moons in out solar system. some planets have at the most 56 moons. they are also called satilites. There are many shape sizes and types. They are generally solid bodies. Only a few moons have atmospheres. Most planetary moons where formed by the discs of gas and dust from the early solar system.
Compare and Contrast
Compare:Moons and Planets are similar in some ways.Both Planets and moons orbit around something that is generally a solid bodies. Planets and few moons have an atmosphere. Both Planets and moons have over 5 solid bodies.
Contrast:Planets and moons also have differences. there are 9 Planets and 146 Moons. Moons orbit around planets and Planets orbit around the sun. All planets have a atmosphere, but only a few moons have an atmosphere.

In the end planets and moons may have their difference but are similar in many ways.
And are very important to our solar system,

Pictures- SolarSystem.nasa.gov
Info- Burdick,Autumn.solarSystem.nasa.gov.'What is a planet."2013.web
Burdick, Autumn.solarSystem.nasa.gov "our solarsystem:moons.2013.web
www.nasa.gov. Planet Characteristic. National Aeronautics and Administration.
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