3Mercury InformationMercury is one of the terrestrial planets, which means that it has a rocky surface.It is 0.39 AU or 58 million kilometers from the Sun. It is the closest planet to the Sun, so the planet experiences extreme temperature throughout its day.It is hard to view from Earth, because its solar radiation damages telescope optics.It is not a likely place to find life because it has almost no atmosphere and no water.Mercury contains far more metals than the other planet in this solar system. It also has a magnetic field.
6Sister Venus is the second brightest object in Earth’s night sky. Earth’s size is closest to Venus’s.Venus has mountains and plains just like Earth!It has a atmosphere as does Earth.
7General InformationIt can only be seen near sunset or sunrise, and it is called either a morning star or a evening star.Thick layers of carbon dioxide compromise Venus's atmosphere.The atmosphere is very hot containing sulfuric acid.The atmospheric pressure at the surface of Venus is 90 times the pressure of Earth’s surface atmospheric pressure.It spins in the opposite direction from other planets and the sun.It is 0.7 Astronomical Unit from the sun.It takes 224 days for Venus to orbit the sun.
8Venus is the second brightest object in Earth’s night sky. Venus and the MoonVenus is the second brightest object in Earth’s night sky.
10Facts 4th planet from sun 1.5 AU from sun Thin atmosphere Mostly CO2 Volcanoes, impact craters and dust stormsIce caps show evidence of solid and (in past) liquid water.1.9 Earth years – revolution24.7 Earth hours – rotationTwo moons – Phobos; Deimos
11Mars’s polar ice caps show a slight possibly for the planet to support life.
13Jupiter is the 5th and largest planet in our solar system. It’s a gas giant, with a mass slightly less than one-thousandth of the Sun’s mass.Distance from the Sun:Approximately 5AU.On average, about 465 million miles.Interesting Facts:As of now, Jupiter has 63 satellites.A large hurricane on Jupiter called the Great Red Spot is twice the diameter of Earth.From Earth, it’s the third brightest object in the night sky (after the Moon and Venus).
14A relative size comparison of the first four discovered moons: Callisto, Ganymede, Europa, and Io.
15Saturn and its great rings By: Mark Rodkey The Planet of GasSaturn and its great ringsBy: Mark Rodkey
16The Info. ChannelSaturn is a whopping million miles from the Sun.Saturn is a big gas planet made mostly of hydrogen and helium.Saturn has 30 named moons. 6 major, 24 minor. We have 1 major moon.Saturn’s 2 largest moons are Rhea and Titan.Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun and is the second largest.
17And Saturn oh wait wrong Saturn. Here’s the Planet Saturn
18HereThe Planet UranusBy: Brian Sang(Image not to scale)
19UranusUranus is a bluish gas giant planet. It is the 7th planet in the solar system. Uranus has 11 rings and 27 known moons. Its atmosphere is composed of hydrogen, helium, and methane.The methane gives the planet its blue color.Uranus is 19 AU from the sun, or 1 billion, 780 miles from the sun.Uranus’ axis has a degree tilt. Therefore Uranus is also known as ‘the tilted planet’.A day on Uranus is around 17 hours.
20The methane gas on Uranus gives it its bluish color.
21Neptune- One of the many Unique planets of the solar system By: Rushil Shah
22Neptune Distance from the sun is 30 AU Composed of thick gaseous atmospheres composed of hydrogen, helium, and methane which gives the planet its unique bluish colorRotates 16 hrs per dayThis 8th planet from the sun has 3 ringsOne of Neptune’s irregular moons Triton orbits Neptune in a opposite direction as all other moons
23The bluish planet Neptune, compared to our Earth.