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THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Transcript of THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Mars was the roman god of war and agriculture.
Many people once believed mars to possess intelligent life.
A common nickname for mars is "The Red Planet".
Mars is the 4th planet from the sun.
Of all the planets other than earth mars is the one to most probably have life forms on it.
Jupiter has at least 67 moons.
In old Norse mythology Jupiter is connected with the god Thor.
It takes jupiter 11.86 years to orbit the sun.
Ganymede, jupiters larger moon, has a diameter larger than mercury.
Jupiter has very
rings around it.
The sun is primarily composed of the two gases hydrogen and helium. The diameter of the sun is approximately 1,400,000 km almost 1 hundred and ten times the diameter of the earth.
Venus is the brightest objectin the sky after the sun and the moon.
Ancient humans thought Venus was two stars, a morning star and a evening star.
Venus has no moons or rings.
Earth and Venus are often called twin planets due to their size and position in the solar system
Mercury has been known to humanity since ancient times.
Early civilisations beleived mercury was actually two planets.
Mercury is named after the messenger of the Roman Gods.
Mercury has no moons or rings
It takes just under 88 days for mercury to orbit the sun.
Scientists beleive the core of mercury is molten.
More About Merc.
Mass- 5% of Earth
Volume- 5% of Earth
Dist. from Sun- 57,000,000 kilometers ( 36,000,000 ) miles
Minium temp.- - 184 c
Maximum temp. - 465 c
Earth is the only known body in the universe to possess life forms.
EARTHS atmosphere is 78% nitrogen and 21% oxegen.
Oceans cover over 70% of Earths surface.
More About Earth
1 orbit of sun- 365.3 days
1 rotation 24 hours
Mass - 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg
Dist. from sun - 150 million km
Average temp. 7.2 c.
Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun.
In Roman mythology Saturn was the father of jupiter.
It takes Saturn 29.5 years to orbit the sun.
Saturn is the least dense planet in the solar system.
It has a density of water so it would acctually float.
The interior of saturn is very hot, reaching tempartures of up to 11,700 degrees celcius.
William Herschel discoverd uranus in 1781.
The wind on uranus can reach 900 hundred kilometers per hour.
It takes uranus roughly 84 years to orbit the sun.
It takes neptune 165 years to orbit the sun.
Neptune is the god of sea for Romans
Neptune orbits the sun approximatley 30 times the distance from the earth to the sun.
The average temp. on Neptune is -214 c.
Thanks for watching!!!
By James Barry, Tommy Baker
and Harry Grant
More about Neptune
1 orbit of the sun -60,190
1 rotation - 16h 17min
Mass - 17 times more than Earth
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