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Mr. Daniel's The Solar System Beck Jr. High

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Transcript of Mr. Daniel's The Solar System Beck Jr. High

the smallest planet
Pluto lost it's ranking as a planet in 2005
It is now considered a "Dwarf Planet"
Planets must be round due to gravity
Planets must maintain their own orbits
The "Great Red Spot" a storm that has been raging for over 200 years
Has no moons
Derives it's energy from Nulear Fusion
2 Hydrogen atoms combine to form a Helium atom
Earth's Sister Planet
Has a Prograde Rotation
Turns clockwise when seen from the Pole
A Relatively Small and Young Star
About 5 Billion Years Old
Earth's Sister Planet
No Moons
Terrestrial
Planets

The Sun
Also know as Sol,
Derives its
power from Nuclear Fusion
-These planets are like our Earth
-
Small
,
Rocky
and
Dense
-There are
four
(4) of these small planets
-Mercury
-Venus
-Earth
-Mars
Mercury
Smallest Planet in the solar system
-
Has no moons
Venus
Earth's "Sister" Planet
About the same size as Earth but has no moon
Has a "Retrograde Rotation"
-rotates clockwise when seen from above
Earth
Third planet from the sun
Only known planet capable of sustaining life
Has
one
(1) moon called "Luna"
Mars
4th Planet from the Sun
- Known as the "
Red Planet
"
Has the Largest Volcano in the Solar System
-Olympus Mons
Our Solar System
-
Between the orbit of Mars and Jupiter
-
Formed from comets, asteroids and planetoids
-Lacked enough gravity to coalesce
A quick journey through the Solar System
Please fasten your seatbelts and place your tray in the upright position
Jupiter
The Center of our Solar System
A relatively young and small STAR
closest to the sun
Has two (2) moons
Phobos
Deimos
Olympus Mon
largest volcano in the solar system
Outer - Gas Planets
Composed primarily of
Hydrogen and Helium
Generally have
low densities
rapid rotations
deep atmospheres
rings
lots of moons
There are four (4) Gas Giants
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune
Largest Planet in the
Solar System
Has the most mass of all
the planets combined
63 known moons including the Galilean moons
Europa
Io
Callisto
Ganymede
Great Red Spot
Saturn
The "Ringed Planet"
2nd largest planet in the solar system
This planet is thought
to be still forming
46
known moons
Uranus
7th planet from the sun
Has 27 moons
Has rings
(Uranus'rings
are at a vertical angle)
The planet is tipped
on its side
Neptune
8th & Farthest planet
from the sun
Has visible clouds
on the surface
Also has rings, these rings are only visible
by passing spacecraft: Voyager 2
13 known moons
Hey, what happened
to Pluto?

Once considered
the 9th planet
Taken off the planet
list in
2006
Did not fit the new
criteria for being called
a planet
Now considered a
"dwarf planet"
along with numerous other objects
in the solar system
Pretty big solar system, huh?
Check this out
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