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Planets

The massive rocks way out there.
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Nancy Cuellar

on 21 September 2010

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Planets: The Large Moving Rocks way out There... Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto Pluto Neptune Uranus The Sun: The main source of light.
Also known as a star.
Life of 6.5 million years old.
The main gavitational pole of our solar system. The planet closes to the sun. Mercury has no moon but has many craters from the lack of gravity. Mercury takes after the Roman god Hermes, the messager god. Mercury has one cold side one one hot side. Mercury is 36 million miles away from the sun. 88 earth days to orbit. Venus takes her name by the mythical god, Aphrodite, goodess of beauty. Venus is called the Earth's "twin" because she's almost the same size as Earth. It might be the sane size but no life lives on Venus; because of her extreme hot and dry weather. Venus is 67.2 million miles away from the sun. Venus is the only planet to rotates backwards. Venus has no moons. 243 earth days to orbit. 365 earth days to orbit. Earth is our planet, the planet of life. Earth is the only planet which humans have inhabited. Earth is said to be 4.6 billion years old. The earth contains up to 72% of water on it's surface. Earth has 1 moon, and is the only planet that we know best. It's greek goddessis named Gaia. Earth takes a day (24 hours) to rotate. Earth is 93,000,000 miles away from the sun. Mars takes it's name be the Greek god of war, Ares. Mars is know as the red planet for it's rusted iron. Robots sent to Mars have recover samples for the scientist back home, and they discovered that there is water on Mars. They also discovered certain types of bacteria. Mars has the largest volcanoe in the solar system, Mount Olympus. It's nearly 17 miles high, taller than Mount Everest on earth. Mars is 155 million miles away from the sun.


































































The asteroid belt is between Mars and Jupiter. The Asteroid belt.









































687 earth days to orbit It's mostly made up of rocks and a bit of space junk.
The asteroid belt is 2.6 astronautical units away from the sun. 4,333 earth days to orbit. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It takes it's name from the greek god, Zeus. Jupiter has a big red spot on it side. It really a storm takes the size of three earths and it been active for many years. Jupiter is a gas gaint meaning it atmosphere are complete covered up with gases. in the countless year there were many larger object heading toward earth, but when they pass Jupiter's gravity they get pulled in. Jupiter has 16 planets, one of them, Ganymede is larger than Mercury. Jupiter is 484 million miles away fron the sun. Saturn is 1.4 billion mile away from the sun. Saturn has seven large rings that are made up of ice particles. Saturn gets it's name from Cronus, a Titan and the father of Zeus. Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system. It' also a gas giant. Saturn contain 25 large moon and several little ones. The largerest satellite is called Titan and it has an atmosphere filled with nitrogen. Even though all the gas giants have rings, Saturn's are the most visible. 10759 earth days to orbit. Pluto was dicovered in 1930, and was known as the nine planet of the solar system. Though in 2006, scientist agreed that Pluto didn't have the standards of becoming a planet, so it became known as a dwarf planet. Pluto can't be seen by any telescope. Pluto is like one of the inner planets but it's farther than any, and very cold. Pluto was named after the greek god of the underworld, Hades. Pluto is 39 times farther from the sun than the earth is. Pluto is also know as an object in the Kuiper belt. Uranus is the seventh planet in our solar system. Uranus' atmosphere is mostly made up of methane, that's waht give it the blueish color. Uranus is the last planet to be able to be seen through a telescope. Uranus takes it's name from the greek god of the sky. For rotating, Uranus takes 14 hours to fully turn around. Uranus has 21 known satellites (moons). If someone got into a rocket that went up to light speed that person will reach Uranus in 2 years anf 40 minutes. It's atmoshere is filled up with clouds, whick are made up of water ice and crystals of ammonia ice. It was discover in 1781 by a British astronomer named William Herschel. Uranus is most known for it's unexplained tilt, which is 98 degrees to the sun's orbital plane. It's 1.78 million miles away fon the sun 30,685 earth days to orbit. Neptune receives it's names comes from the greek god Poseiden, god of the water and earthquakes. Neptune is the ninth planet in our solar system. It's atmoshere is mostly made up of methane and helium. Neptune is known to have 11 moons and 4 rings. The largest moons is known as Tritor that has ab icy crust surface with ridges and valleys. Neptune has a giant spot on it called the Great Dark Spot, which is the same as Juptier's Great Red Spot. It is almost the size of Earth and at ome points it's disappears. It takes a bit more that 16 hours to rotate. 60,225 earth days to orbit. Kuiper belt & Oort Cloud The kuiper belt is home of Pluto and the other dwarf planets.
They got there names fron their discoverers, Gerard Kuiper and Jan Oort.
It is said that all the remaining rocks from the creation of our solar system was turned into the Kuiper belt.
The kuiper belt and Oort cloud are beyond the region of Neptune.
Most of the long distance comets come from the Oort Cloud.
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