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Title: Exploring the planets


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Exploring the planets
  • By Chaney

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Mercury
  • It is the first planet closest to the sun.
  • The diameter is 3,031 miles.
  • Its the Eighth biggest planet.
  • Mercury has no moons.
  • This planet has not been explored by humans.

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Mercurys cool facts
  • It would take about twenty Mercurys to fit the
    mass of Earth.
  • Nearly half of Mercury was explored by Nasas
    Mariner Ten in 1974.
  • Mercury was formed over four billion years ago.

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Venus
  • Venus is the sixth biggest planet.
  • Venuss diameter is 7,521 miles.
  • Venus is the second planet closest to the sun.
  • Venus has no moons.
  • Venus has not been explored by humans.

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Venuss cool facts
  • It would take about one Venus to fit Earths
    mass.
  • Venus was named after the Roman goddess of love.
  • Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system.

6
Earth
  • Earth is the third planet from the sun.
  • It is the fifth biggest planet.
  • Its diameter is 7,926 miles.
  • Earth has one moon.
  • This planet has been explored by humans.

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Earths cool facts
  • It would take one Earth to fit the mass of Earth.
  • Its the only planet that has life, water, and
    air.
  • Twelve people have walked on the moon.

8
Mars
  • Mars is the fourth planet from the sun.
  • Its diameter is 4,222 miles.
  • It is the seventh biggest planet.
  • Mars has two moons.
  • No humans have explored this planet.

9
Marss cool facts
  • It would take nine Mars to fit Earths mass.
  • Olympus Mons is the largest volcano on Mars and
    in the solar system.
  • They think Mars use to have water on it by
    looking at sedimentary rocks found by the space
    crafts.

10
Jupiter
  • Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun.
  • Its diameter 88,700 miles.
  • It is the first biggest planet.
  • It has 39 moons.
  • No humans have explored this planet.

11
Jupiters cool facts
  • It would take over 318 Earths to fit Jupiters
    mass.
  • Jupiter has faint , dark rings composed of tiny
    rock fragments and dust.
  • Jupiters great red spot is the biggest storm in
    the solar system.

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Saturn
  • Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun.
  • Saturns diameter is 74,898 miles.
  • It is the second biggest planet.
  • It has 33 moons.
  • No human has explored this planet.

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Saturns cool facts
  • It would take over 95 Earths to fit the mass of
    Saturn.
  • Saturns bright rings are made of ice chunks.
  • Part of Cassini-Huygens left the main ship and
    landed on Titan one of Saturns moons.

14
Uranus
  • Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun.
  • Its diameter is 31,690 miles.
  • It is the third biggest planet.
  • It has 15 moons.
  • No human has explored this planet.

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Uranuss cool facts
  • It would take about 14.5 Earths to fit Uranuss
    mass.
  • Uranus has a belt of two fait, narrow rings
    composed of rocks and dust.
  • Uranus was the first planet discovered.

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Neptune
  • Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun.
  • Its diameter is 30,775 miles.
  • It is the fourth biggest planet.
  • It has eight moons.
  • No humans have explored this planet.

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Neptunes cool facts
  • It would take about 17 Earths to fit Neptunes
    mass.
  • Neptune was named after the Mythical Roman god of
    seas.
  • Neptune is only out of gasses and ice.

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Resources slide one
  • http//www.enchantedlearning.com
  • A Look at Mercury, Mary R. Dunn. 2008
  • Venus, Adele Richardson. 2005
  • Earth, Adele Richardson. 2005
  • Mars, Adele Richardson. 2005
  • Jupiter, Adele Richardson. 2005
  • A Look at Saturn, Suzanne Slade. 2008

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Resources slide two
  • Uranus, Thomas k. Adamson.2005
  • Neptune, Ralph Winrich. 2005
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