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1 Outer Planets Katelyn Guinan Georgia Eliopoulos Lina Rocha

2 Jupiter Largest planet Largest planet Has faint rings Has faint rings Atmosphere is mostly hydrogen and helium; contains storms swirl on the planet Atmosphere is mostly hydrogen and helium; contains storms swirl on the planet Largest storm is the Great Red Spot Largest storm is the Great Red Spot

3 Saturn Second largest planet Second largest planet Thick atmosphere is mostly hydrogen and helium Thick atmosphere is mostly hydrogen and helium Has complex ring system Has complex ring system Has at least 33 moons, largest moon Titan is bigger than Mercury Has at least 33 moons, largest moon Titan is bigger than Mercury

4 Uranus Large gaseous planet with thin dark rings Large gaseous planet with thin dark rings Atmosphere is hydrogen, helium, and methane Atmosphere is hydrogen, helium, and methane Axis of rotation is nearly parallel to orbit Axis of rotation is nearly parallel to orbit Has 27 moons Has 27 moons

5 Neptune Large gaseous planet with rings that vary in thickness Large gaseous planet with rings that vary in thickness Sometimes is farther than Pluto from the Sun Sometimes is farther than Pluto from the Sun Atmosphere of methane causes the bluish-green color Atmosphere of methane causes the bluish-green color

6 Pluto Small icy-rock planet with thin atmosphere Small icy-rock planet with thin atmosphere Single moon, Charon, is half the diameter of the planet Single moon, Charon, is half the diameter of the planet There is a debate over whether it is a planet or not There is a debate over whether it is a planet or not


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