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Our Solar System

Facts and images of our solar system

Clinton Anderson

on 12 January 2011

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SUN Mercury Venus Earth Moon Mars Deimo Phobo Asteroid Belt Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto Makes up 99% of the solar system's mass The sun is a medium-sized star Mercury appears to be a huge ball of iron, some scientists think it is the remaining core of a larger planet. Rotation 59 days
Revolution 88 days Brightest planet in the solar system Rotation: 243 days
Revolution: 224 days Venus has the most unique rotation in the solar system and it is Earth's sister planet Venus' atmosphere is made mainly of carbon dioxide Rotation: 24 hours
Revolution 365.25 days Rotation and Revolution: 28 days Rotation: 24 hours 40 mins
Revolution: 687 days Largest storm in the solar system The Red Spot Rotation: 9 hours
Revolution: 12 years Jupiter has 63 known moons Earth is the most dense planet. Asteriods are made of carbon-based rocks, iron, nickle, and silicates. If you could build a bathtub large enough Saturn would float in it; it is less dense than water. Saturn has 48 moons, 34 are named. Rotation: 10 hrs 46 mins
Revolution: 29.46 years Uranus' blue color comes from methane clouds which reflect the blue portion of the visible spectrum. Uranus has 27 known moons and in 1977 rings were discovered to be around it. Rotation: 17 hours
Revolution: 84 years Neptune was discoved in 1781
by using mathematical analysis of Uranus' orbit. Neptune has 13 known moons. Rotation: 16hr 7 minutes
Revolution 165 years Pluto is smaller than Earth's moon. Pluto has 3 moons No spacecraft has ever been to Pluto. Rotation: 6.4 days
Revolution: 248 years
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