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Title: The Inner Planets


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The Inner Planets
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The terrestrial planets
  • 1.Mercury 2. Venus 3. Earth 4.Mars

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Similarities
  • 1) Rocky planets with Iron cores

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2) Have impact cratersfrom Meteors Asteroids
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Mercury
  • 88 earth days 1 mercury year
  • No moons
  • Explored by Mariner 10 in the 70s

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Venus
  • 225 earth days 1 venus year
  • Rotates backwards
  • No moons
  • Dense atmosphere
  • Runaway greenhouse effect
  • Explored by Magellan orbiter in the 90s

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Earth
  • Only Planet known to have liquid water

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Mars
  • 687 earth days 1 Mars year
  • 2 moons
  • Olympus Mons ? largest volcano in solar system
  • Explored by Viking 1 and 2 the Rover Missions
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