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The Solar System

An explanation of the Solar System.
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andrea symonds

on 20 April 2010

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Transcript of The Solar System

The Solar System The Solar System consists of:
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto


Mercury:
Mercury is the closest planet to the sun and the second smallest int the Solar System. Mercury has virtually no atmosphere and rolling, dust covered hills. Venus:

Earth:

Mars:
Mars is referred to as the Red Planet
because the rocks, soil and sky have a red tint. The atmosphere
is made up mostly of Carbon Dioxide.
Jupiter:
Largest planet in the Solar System.
Jupiter has 62 known satellites.
Has a very faint ring around the planet
as well as a very deep atmosphere.

Saturn:
Second largest in the solar system. The average day on
Saturn is 10 hours and 39 mintues long. The atmosphere
is made up mostly of hydrogen with a small amount of
helium and methane.
Uranus:
Third largest in the solar system and orbits the
sun once every 84.01 Earth years. Uranus has atleast
22 moons. The two largest are Titania and Oberon.
Neptune:
Orbits the sun every 165 years and has 8 moons.
The first two thirds of Neptune is made up of a mixture of molten rock, water, liquid ammonia and methane. The outer third is made up of hydrogen, helium, water and methane.
Pluto:
Pluto was discovered in 1930. It is the second largest known dwarf planet and farthest from the sun.
Known as the Jewel of The Sky. It is named after the Roman Goddess of love and beauty. Venus is known as Earth's sister planet because it is similar in size, mass density and volume. Third planet from the sun - 150 million kilometers away. it takes 365.256 days for the Earth to travel around the Sun. Earth is the only known planet that has life.
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