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Title: Earth Science


1
Earth Science
  • An overview of the
  • Solar System

2
The Sun
  • The sun is the biggest, brightest, and hottest
    object in the solar system.
  • The sun is an ordinary star.
  • The sun is made of about 70 hydrogen and 28
    helium.

3
Mercury
  • Mercury is solid and is covered with craters.
  • Mercury has almost no atmosphere.
  • Mercury is the eighth largest planet.

4
Venus
  • Venus is the sixth largest planet. Its about
    three-fourths the size of earth.
  • The surface is rocky and very hot. The atmosphere
    completely hides the surface and traps the heat.

5
Earth
  • Earth is the fifth largest planet and the third
    from the sun.
  • Liquid covers 71 percent of the Earths surface.
  • The Earth has one moon.

6
Moon
7
Mars
  • Mars is the fourth planet from the sun.
  • Mars has a thin atmosphere that contains mostly
    carbon dioxide.
  • Mars has two small moons.

8
Moons of Mars
  • Phobos
  • Deimos

9
Jupiter
10
Jupiters Red Spot
  • The Great Red Spot, a huge storm of swirling gas
    that has lasted for hundreds of years.
  • Jupiter does not have a solid surface. The planet
    is a ball of liquid surrounded by gas.

11
Moons of Jupiter
  • Jupiter has four large Galilean moons, twelve
    smaller named moons and twenty-three more
    recently discovered but not named moons.
  • Well take a look at the four large Galilean
    moons which were first observed by Galileo in
    1610.

12
Io
  • Io is the fifth moon of Jupiter. Its the third
    largest of Jupiters moons.
  • Io has hundreds of volcanic calderas. Some of the
    volcanoes are active.

13
Europa
  • Europa is the sixth of Jupiters moons and is the
    fourth largest.
  • It is slightly smaller than the Earths moon.
  • The surface strongly resembles images of sea ice
    on Earth. There may be a liquid water sea under
    the crust.
  • Europa is one of the five known moons in the
    solar system to have an atmosphere.

14
Ganymede
  • Ganymede is the seventh and largest of Jupiters
    known satellites.
  • Ganymede has extensive cratering and an icy crust.

15
Callisto
  • Callisto is the eighth of Jupiters known
    satellites and the second largest.
  • Callisto has the oldest, most cratered surface of
    any body yet observed in the solar system.

16
Saturn
  • Saturn is the second largest planet and the sixth
    from the sun.
  • Saturn is made of materials that are lighter than
    water. If you could fit Saturn in a lake, it
    would float!

17
Rings of Saturn
  • Saturns rings are not solid they are composed
    of small countless particles.
  • The rings are very thin. Though theyre 250,000km
    or more in diameter, theyre less than one
    kilometer thick.

18
Uranus
  • Uranus is the third largest planet and the
    seventh from the sun.
  • Uranus is one of the giant gas planets.
  • Uranus is blue-green because of the methane in
    its atmosphere.

19
Neptune
  • Neptune is the fourth largest planet and the
    eight from the sun.
  • Because of the orbits, from 1979 to 1999, Neptune
    was the ninth planet.
  • Like Uranus, the methane gives Neptune its color.

20
Pluto
  • Pluto is the smallest planet and usually the
    farthest from the sun.
  • Pluto is the only planet that has not been
    visited by a spacecraft.
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