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Henry H. (solar system)

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on 22 October 2014

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Transcript of Henry H. (solar system)

The sun appears 2 and a half time larger in mercury's sky compared to the Earth's.

If you weigh 100 pounds on Earth, you would only weigh 37 pounds on Mercury.

It takes less than 88 Earth days for Mercury to orbit around the sun.
Venus is known as the morning star and evening star

Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system

Atmospheric pressure on Venus is 92 times greater than the Earth’s
The Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing

The Earth was once believed to be the center of the universe

Earth has a powerful magnetic field
Mars has the largest dust storm in our solar system

On Mars the Sun appears about half the size as it does on Earth

Pieces of Mars have fallen to Earth
Jupiter has the shortest day of all the planets

Jupiter orbits the Sun once every 11.8 Earth years

jupiter is the fourth brightest object in the solar system
Saturn is the flatest planet

Saturn was known to the ancients, including the Babylonians and Far Eastern observers

Saturn can be seen with the naked eye


Uranus is the coldest planet

Uranus makes one trip around the Sun every 84 Earth years

Uranus was officially discovered by Sir William Herschel in 1781
Neptune has 14 moons

Neptune was not known to the ancients

Neptune is the smallest of the ice giants
Pluto sometimes has an atmosphere

Pluto has a eccentric and inclined orbit

Pluto is named after the Greek god of the underworld

The sun is a star

The Sun is by far the largest object in the solar system

The Sun is, at present, about 70% hydrogen and 28% helium by mass everything else (metals) amounts to less than 2%
The sun
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