[2015] Megan Droubay: Solar System

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[2015] Megan Droubay: Solar System

OurSolarSystem

Saturn

Neptune

Jupiter

Earth

Mercury

Venus

Mars

Uranus

These are the eight main planets, I hope that you reconize one of them (earth) is where you stand today. In this Glogster project you will learn about all eight planets and a few other objets in space like the astroid belt and the sun. Look below to get started.

VenusVenus is 12,104 km in diameter and 0.72 (au) from the sun. Venus unlike earth has no moons, and is the planet with the hottest surface. Venus is sometimes reffered to as Earths twin. Venus is always cloudy and has a very thick atmoshpere. The clouds on Venus are mostly made up of sulfric acid. Venus also has an unusal pattern of rotation.

NeptuneNeptune is 49,528 km in diameter and 30.07 (au). Neptune has 13 moons. Neptune is cold and blue. Neptune's atmosphere contains visible clouds. Neptune produces clouds and storms in the atmosphere. Neptunes largest moon is named Triton.

SaturnSaturn is 120,536 km in diameter and 9.54 (au). Saturn is the second largest planet and like Jupiter also has a thick atmosphere. Saturn also has the lowest density of any planet. Saturn's rings are made of ice and rocks. But oddly enough each ring travles in its own orbit. Saturn has 61 moons and the biggest moon is Titan.

UranusUranus is 51,118 km in diameter and 19.2 (au). Uranus has 27 moons. Uranus is very cold and appears to be blue and green because of the methane in its atmosphere. Uranus is tilted at a 90 degree angle. Uranus rotates from top to bottom.

MarsMars is 6,794 km wide and 1.52 (au). It has two moons. Mars is somtimes reffered to as the red planet. It is called this because of the breakdown of iorn rich rocks that then leave a rusty dust behind. The temp range is -140 degrees C to -20 degrees C. Mars atmosphere is very thin and Mars also has old volcanos that haven't errupted in quite a long time. Scientists also belive that Mars may carry possible microscopic life forms.

MercuryMercury is 4,879 km wide and 0.39 (au). Mercury has no moons and is the smallest terrestrial planet and the closest to the sun. Mercury has no water or atmosphere and has very wek gravity. Mercury isn't much larger that Earths moon and has a small mass. The temp range is 430 degrees to -170 degrees C.

JupiterJupiter is 142,984 km wide and 5.20 (au) from the sun. Jupiter has 63 moons! Its also the largest planet and also a gas giant. Jupiter has a very thick atmosphere and has what scientists call the great red spot. The great red spot is a storm larger than earth thats similar to a hurricane on earth exept that the storm never stops.

EarthOur wonderful world is only 12,750 km wide. And 1.0 (au). We have only 1 moon but I hope you knew that. Earth is the only planet that has liquid water, and suitible tempature range, and atmosphere conditions to surport life. 70% of our earth is covered with water. Earth has somthing called the goldylocks conditions which means that Earth isn't to close to the sun that we burn or too far away that its too cold to surport life. Earth also has just enough gravity to hold most gases. 20% of the atmosphere is oxegen.

You may think the sun looks like the picture above like but it actually looks like the picture below.

SunThe sun is 695,800 km wide. The sun is the star at the center of the solar system. Sun spots or the darker circles on the sun are just parts of the sun that are cooler than the rest of the sun's surface. The Sun's light reaches earth in about 8 minutes.

Asteriod BeltThe asteriod belt circles around the orbit of Neptune. Its 100 times the distance from eatrth to the sun. The asteriod belt is a reigon between Mars and Jupiter. Its also surronded by almost all the planets. The ort cloud surrounds everything. But the kuiper belt is the second to last layer.

CometComets are less than 10 metes across. Comets are made of loose collections of ice, rock, and dust particles. Comets have two tails, a gas tail and a dust tail. There are two parts to a comet the coma and a nucleus. Tails tend to grow longer as they get closer to the sun.

MeteoroidsMeteorids are less that 10 meters across and made of chunks of rock and dust. Some form when asteriods collide. And somtimes friction and air create heat and produce a streak of light. This streak is a metor. Tiny bits of rock and dust that burn up are called meters.

The picture to the right shows all the gas giants. Test your skills and see if you can figure out which planets are considered gas giants! Good Luck!

The picture to the right is a picture of a solar eclipse.

The picture to the right is a picture of a lunar eclipse.

Number of MoonsMercury- 0Venus- 0Earth- 1Mars- 2Jupiter- 63Saturn- 61Uranus- 27Neptune- 13


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