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Christian C. (Solar System)
Transcript of Christian C. (Solar System)
Mercury is named after a Greek God Hermes.
Mercury is the nearest planet to the Sun
If you weigh 100 pounds on earth you can weigh only 37 pounds on Mercury.
Venus is the brightest planet in the solar system you can see it in the morning if you know where to look
Venus is also known as the Earths sister planet
Venus is named Aphrodite the Goddess of love and Beauty.
Earth was once believed to be the center of the solar system
Earth is the only planet not named after a roman god or goddess.
Earth is almost five billion years old (resembling life as we know it) has only existed on the earth for 150 million to 200 million years so that means life has only been present for 5%-10%.
Mars is named after the god of war.
mars orbits the sun 687 earths days
In winter, nighttime temperatures on mars can drop as low as -191F.
Jupiter is the fourth brightest planet in the solar system
The great red spot on Jupiter is a big storm.
Jupiter's moon Ganymede is the biggest moon in the solar system.
Saturn is the flattest planet
Saturn orbits around he sun every 29.4 earth years.
A 100 pound object on Earth only would weight 116 pounds
Uranus was officially discovered by Sir William Herschel in 1781
Uranus’ moons are named after characters created by William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope
Uranus is mainly composed of ices and rock
Neptune is named after the roman god of the sea
Only one spacecraft has flown by Neptune In 1989, the Voyager 2 spacecraft swept past the planet
Neptune has a very thin collection of rings
Pluto was a planet now it is called a dwarf planet again in 2006
Pluto is named after the Greek god of the underworld
Pluto was discovered on February 18Th, 1930 by the Lowell Observatory