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Title: A Family of Planets


1
A Family of Planets
  • Carin Miranda
  • Smyrna Middle School
  • Winter 2014

2
Planets in order from the Sun
  • Mercury
  • Venus
  • Earth
  • Mars
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Neptune

3
Inner Solar System
  • Terrestrial Planets- group of planets whose
    surfaces are hard and rocky.
  • Contains the 4 planets located closest to the
    sun.
  • Called terrestrial because they resemble Earth.
    (Rocky and Hard).
  • The inner planets are spaced closely together.

4
Outer Solar System
  • Outer Solar System-Contains the 4 planets
    farthest from the sun.
  • Gas Giants-group of very large planets that are
    composed mainly of gases.
  • All have rings and all have moons

5
Mercury
  • Closest to the Sun
  • No natural satellites (moons)

6
Venus
  • Has the hottest surface temperature because it is
    surrounded by greenhouses gases.
  • No natural satellites (moons).

7
Earth
  • Only planet known to contain life as we know it.
  • Liquid water on its surface makes life on Earth
    possible.
  • Uh we live here.

8
Mars
  • Once had liquid water on it we know that because
    it has features that resemble dry riverbeds.

9
Jupiter
  • Largest planet in our solar system.
  • Has a huge storm on it called the Great Red Spot.

10
Saturn
  • Well known bright ring system.

11
Uranus
  • Tipped on its side

12
Neptune
  • Has a storm system called the Great Dark Spot.

13
Small Bodies in the Solar System
  • Comets-dirty snowballs made of ice, rock, and
    dust.
  • Asteroids-small rocky body that orbits the sun.
  • Asteroid belt-between Mars and Jupiter
  • Meteoroids-small rocky body that travels through
    space. (smaller than asteroids)
  • Meteor-bright streak of light caused by small
    bodies burning up in the atmosphere
  • Meteorite-rocky body that strikes the Earths
    surface.
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