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The Solar System

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The Solar System
The Sun
The sun is the center of our solar
system. It is a medium-sized star and
like all other stars is a ball of burning
gas. It gives us the light, heat, and energy
we need to live on earth. Because it is the
center of our solar system everything
orbits around the sun.

What affect would we experience if the earth
was just a little closer or further from the sun?
The Inner Planets
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Mercury
Mercury is the smallest
planet and closest to
the sun. It is only a
little larger than our
moon. Mercury has a
fast orbit. Its orbit takes
less time than any other
planet's does.
Venus
Venus is the second
planet from the sun.
It is covered in clouds
making it very hot.
Venus is often called
Earth's twin because
our surfaces are similar.
Earth
Earth is the third planet
from the sun. It is the only
planet with liquid water &
an atmosphere that allows
life. It is 93,000,000 miles
from the sun. It rotates one
time every 24 hours. It
has one moon.
Mars
Mars is the fourth planet
from the sun. It is about half
the size of earth and has half
the gravity of earth. It is one of
the brightest objects in the night
sky. It is known as the red
planet because it is covered
with a red dust.
The Outer Planets
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Jupiter
Jupiter is the fifth
planet from the sun.
It is the largest planet.
It spins faster than any
other planet and takes
only ten hours to
rotate.
Jupiter is covered with
colorful clouds of gas.
It has a red spot that is
a huge storm. It has 63
moons.
Mars has two moons,
named Phobos and
Deimos. It also has the
highest mountain in the
solar system, called Olympus Mars.
Saturn
Saturn is the second
largest planet. It is best
known for its rings. It
has thousands of rings.
Saturn's rings are made
up of ice and rocks. Each
ring travels in its own orbit
around the planet. Saturn
has almost as many moons
as Jupiter.
Uranus
Uranus is pale
bluish green. Its color
comes from the gases
around the planet.
Unlike other planets it
spins on its side. It has
11 rings & 27 moons.
Neptune
Neptune is farthest from
the sun. It is known as the
blue planet. It is a very cold
planet covered with gas. The
wind on Neptune can blow to
over 994 miles per hour. Triton
is Neptune's largest moon. It
also has 12 other moons and
several faint rings.
Asteroids are small rocky objects in space that orbit the sun.
Asteroids
Dwarf Planets
Dwarf planets
are the size of a
large asteroid but
are round like a
ball.
Although Mercury orbits
quickly, it rotates slowly.
This causes huge temperature
changes. The side facing the
sun is extremely hot and the
side away from the sun is very
cold, well below freezing.
Pictures from Venus shows it has plains, volcanoes, mountains, and valleys. But it has no water. The clouds are not made of water but of acid. The clouds around Venus reflect the sun's light making Venus look like a very bright star. Sometimes it is referred to as the morning or evening star.
Welcome to
our Solar System!
Come along and see
the many marvelous
sights that lie
beyond our sun.

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As you come on
this journey you will
be taking notes. Be
sure to write 3 facts
about each planet and answer
the questions throughout
our journey.
Name the inner planets.
Which planet has the largest mountain?
Which planet is closest to the sun?
Which planet is covered in clouds?
Which planet is known as the red planet?
Which planet is most like earth?
Name the outer planets.
Which planet rotates the fastest?
Why is Neptune such a cold planet?
Which is the largest planet?
What are Saturn's rings made of?
Which planet is furthest from the sun?
What gives Uranus its blueish-green color?
What affect would we experience if
the earth were just a little closer or
further from the sun?
If we were closer to the sun we
would burn up and further away we
would freeze. Earth needs to be just
where it is for life to exist.
Name the Inner Planets.
The Inner Planets are Mercury, Venus,
Earth, and Mars.
Which planet has the largest mountain?
Mars has the largest mountain called
Olympus Mars.
Which planet is closet to the sun?
Mercury is the planet closest to

the sun.
Which planet is covered in clouds?
Venus is covered in clouds.
Which planet is known as the red planet?
Mars is knick-named the red planet.
Which planet is most like earth?
Venus is most like earth often called its twin.
Name the Outer Planets.
The Outer Planets are Jupiter, Saturn,
Uranus, and Neptune.
Which planet rotates the fastest?
Jupiter rotates the fastest completing
its rotation in only 10 hours.
Why is Neptune such a cold planet?
Neptune is so cold because of its
distance from the sun.
Which is the largest planet?
Jupiter is the largest planet.
What are Saturn's rings made of?
Saturn's rings are made of ice and rocks.
Which is the furthest planet from the sun?
Neptune is the furthest from the sun.
What gives Uranus its blueish-green color?
The color of Uranus comes from the
gases around the planet.
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