Our Solar System

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Our Solar System

Source listSolar system. (n.d.). Retrieved June 7, 2015, from http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-systemSpace facts. (n.d.). Retrieved June 7, 2015, from http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/space/solarsystem.html

Our Solar System

Did you know..The Solar System formed around 4.6 billion years ago.


- Surface has been changed by volcanism, impacts from other bodies, movements of its crust, and atmospheric effects such as dust storms. - Has polar ice caps that grow and recede with the change of seasons.-Too cold and its atmosphere is too thin to allow liquid water to exist at the surface for long.

- Our home planet, is the only planet in our solar system known to harbor life.- Made up of air, water, land, plants, humans and animals.- The third planet from the sun and the fifth largest in the solar system.-



- The most massive planet in our solar system, with four planet-size moon.- These four moons are known today as the Galilean satellites.- Appearance is a tapestry of beautiful colors and atmospheric features.

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- Temperatures on surface can reach 800 degrees Fahrenheit (430 degrees Celsius.- Makes an appearance indirectly, however, 13 times each century. - Speeds around the sun every 88 days, traveling through space at nearly 31 miles (50 kilometers) per second faster than any other planet.


- Orbits the sun once every 165 years.- It is invisible to the naked eye because of its extreme distance from Earth.- Has six rings of varying thicknesses.- Has 13 known moons.


- Made mostly of hydrogen and helium like Jupiter.- Rings are made mostly of water ice.- Has 52 known natural satellites, or moons.


- Revealed as a dynamic world with some of the brightest clouds.- Has 11 rings. - Has no solid surface, is one of the gas giant planets.


- Similar in size, mass, density, composition, and distance from the sun to Earth.- Can be seen periodically passing across the face of the sun. - Rotation period is 243 Earth days.


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