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Title: The Sun The Sun The star closest to the planet Earth.


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The Sun
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The Sun
  • The star closest to the planet Earth.
  • A medium size star that gives us heat and light.
  • The diameter is 109 times the diameter of Earth.

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The Nine Planets
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Mercury
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Mercury
  • Closest planet to the sun.
  • A small, rocky planet that looks like our moon.
  • Covered with millions of craters.
  • No moons.

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Venus
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Venus
  • Sometimes called the Evening Star.
  • The hottest planet.
  • Has the longest day.
  • Spins in the opposite direction of the other
    planets.
  • The clouds and rain are filled with sulfuric
    acid.
  • No moons.

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Earth
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Earth
  • The only planet to have liquid water on the
    surface.
  • The only known planet to support life.
  • Surrounded by a thick atmosphere of gases.
  • One moon.

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Earths Moon
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Earths Moon
  • Earths only natural satellite.
  • The only space body on which man has walked.

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Mars
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Mars
  • The surface is covered with iron giving it a red
    color.
  • Has the highest mountain in the solar system.
  • The polar caps have layers of ice covering them.
  • Two moons.

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Asteroid Belt
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Asteroid Belt
  • Pieces of rock and metal that orbit between the
    planets Mars and Jupiter.

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Jupiter
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Jupiter
  • The largest planet.
  • The shortest day.
  • Famous for its giant red spot which is a large
    storm.
  • At least 16 moons.
  • One ring.

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Saturn
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Saturn
  • A large gas giant with beautiful rings.
  • Has more moons (24) than any other planet.
  • It is extremely large but so light it could float
    in water.

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Uranus
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Uranus
  • I am a large gas giant tipped over on my side.
  • A beautiful, featureless blue planet.
  • Has a small hot rocky center and an ice surface.
  • At least 11 rings.
  • At least 15 moons.

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Neptune
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Neptune
  • A large gas giant, the twin of Uranus.
  • One of its moons, Triton, travels backwards
    around the planet.
  • Two moons.

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Pluto and Charon
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Pluto and Charon
  • The smallest of the planets.
  • Surface is covered with a pudding like snow.
  • Its moon, Charon, is similar in size.

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Comet
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Comet
  • A frozen chunk of ice and dust that travels in a
    long, narrow orbit around the sun.
  • When a comet moves closer to the sun, some of its
    ice turns into gas.
  • A comets tail can be millions of kilometers long.

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