# Solar System By: Upton’s STLP Students Michael Riggs, Nicole Selby, Laressa Powell, Samantha Sheeran, and Bethany Riggs.

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Solar System By: Upton’s STLP Students Michael Riggs, Nicole Selby, Laressa Powell, Samantha Sheeran, and Bethany Riggs

Mercury Mercury is the first planet from the sun. It has no rings. It has no moons. Mercury is 36 million miles from the sun.

Venus Venus has no rings. Venus has no moons. It is the second planet from the sun. Venus is about the same size as Earth. It’s the brightest planet in the sky.

Earth Earth is the third planet from the sun. Earth has one moon. It takes 365 days to orbit around the sun. Earth takes 24 hours to rotate on it’s axis. It is the only planet that has life.

Mars Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. Mars has no rings. It’s called the red planet because of its red soil. 1.88 Earth years equal to one year on Mars.

Jupiter Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun. It takes twelve Earth years for Jupiter to orbit the sun. Jupiter has sixteen moons. Jupiter spins almost twice as fast as Earth.

Saturn It’s the 6th planet from the sun. Saturn has 10 moons. It was discovered by Galileo in 1610. One day on Saturn is 10 hours and 40 minutes.

Uranus Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. It has nine rings. Sir William Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781. Uranus has five moons.

Neptune Neptune is the 8th planet from the sun. It has five rings. Neptune was discovered in 1846. It rotates in sixteen hours.

Pluto Pluto is the 9th planet from the sun. It has no rings. 248 Earth years equals one year on Pluto. Pluto is the coldest planet.

Find the Answer 1. How many moons does Jupiter have? 2. How long does it take for Jupiter to orbit around the sun? 3. How many miles is Mercury from the sun? 4. How many rings does Neptune have? 5. When was Neptune discovered?

Find the Answer 6. How long does it take Jupiter to orbit the sun? 7. Why is Mars called the red planet? 8. How many rings does Mars have? 9. Is Mars the fourth planet from the sun? 10. What is the coldest planet?

Find the Answer 11. What is the only planet that has life? 12. When did Sir William Herschel Discover Uranus? 13. What year did Galileo discover Saturn? 14. What is the second planet from the sun? 15. Does Uranus have rings?

Solar System Internet Sites Visit these interesting sites for more Solar System information. http://www.hawastsoc.org/solar/homepage.htm http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/ http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/uncgi/Solar/action?sys=-Sf http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/3771/

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