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Solar System- Joey and B.
Transcript of Solar System- Joey and B.
All energy on earth comes from it
99.8% of all mass in solar system
Keeps earth from flyng off into space with gravitational pull Mercury Venus Earth Named after Roman god Mercury because both are very fast.
Similar to Earth's moon
Almost no atmosphere
Fastest orbit in universe-88 days Named after Roman god Venus because it was the brightest planet in the solar system at the time
Sometimes called "Earth's sister" because size is similar to Earth's
Hottest planet in the solar system
Very dense atmosphere
Covered with volcanoes
Spins in opposite direction than most planets Only planet in solar system known to have life
Only planet believed to have water
Only planet not named after Greek/Roman mythology
Densest major body in the solar system
Only planet with solid plates
We live on it! Mars Asteroid Belt Sometimes called the red planet because of red color
Gets reddish hue from rusted minerals
Contains largest mountain in he solar system; Olympus Mons
Named after Mars, roman god of war because reddish like blood
Two moons;potato shaped A vast, doughnut shaped ring between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Named after Jupiter, king of the gods, because largest planet in solar system
Dozens of moons
Resembles a star, but is not big enough to ignite
Forms a kind of miniature solar system
Jupiter's red spot can hold about two Earths Jupiter Saturn 53 moons
System of rings
Second largest planet
Least dense planet
Largest moon is bigger than Mercury Uranus Rotates east to west unlike other planets
27 moons named after characters from Shakespeare
13 known rings
Rotates on it's side
Has a dark spot which is similar to Jupiter's red spot Neptune named after Neptune, roman god of the sea, because blue like the sea
winds 9 times stronger that Earth's
six known rings
13 known moons
magnetic field is 27 times stronger than Earth's Dwarf Planets A celestial body that orbits the sun, but has not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit. Comets Cosmic snowballs of frozen gases, rock, and dust roughly the size of a small town.