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Title: The Inner Planets Author: Michael Last modified by: student Created Date: 1/11/2011 11:52:05 PM Document presentation format: On-screen Show – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: The Inner Planets


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Our Solar System
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The Inner Planets Terrestrial (Rocky) planets
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Mercury
  • Closest planet to the Sun
  • Heavily cratered surface
  • Smallest planet

4
Venus
  • Extremely high temperature due to runaway
    greenhouse effect
  • Covered in volcanoes and mountains
  • Similar to Earth in size and composition

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Earth
  • Has atmosphere
  • to keep temperatures
  • moderate
  • (Goldilocks Zone)
  • Can support Life! 70 of
  • surface covered
  • with water

7
Mars
  • Reddish in color due to iron in soil
  • Has seasons and polar ice
  • caps like Earth
  • Once had water
  • on surface

8
Asteroid Belt
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Terrestrial Planets Pluto
this image is to scale
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The Outer Planets
  • Gas Giants

11
Jupiter
  • Largest planet
  • Red spot is huge, hurricane-like storm
  • Rotates very fast
  • Has ring system and many moons

12
Saturn
  • Most extensive, visible ring system made of ice
    dust
  • Would float in
  • water

13
Uranus
  • Has ring system
  • Rotates on its side
  • Similar in size and composition to Neptune

14
Neptune
  • Has ring system
  • Gives off more heat than it gets from the Sun
  • Similar in size and composition to Uranus
  • Farthest planet from the Sun

15
Kuiper Belt
16
Outer Planets
this image is to scale
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