All objects in the solar system are visible because of reflected light from the sun! Only stars emit light! Light
Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, has very drastic temperature differences, and closely resembles Earth’s moon Venus rotates in the opposite direction than Earth does, and is the hottest planet in the solar system INNER PLANETS- Terrestrial Planets These planets are closest to the sun and are small dense and rocky Earth can support life because it has liquid water. Mars is known as the “red planet,” has a very thin atmosphere and low pressure.
Jupiter is mostly made of H & He and is the largest planet. The Great Red Spot is a storm about 1.5 times the size of Earth. Saturn is the 2nd largest planet in the solar system and has the largest rings of all of the planets that consist of icy particles. OUTER PLANETS- Gas Planets These planets are all very large gas giants with no known solid surfaces Uranus is tipped over on its side and rotates in a direction opposite of the Earth. Neptune is the outermost planet and contains belts of clouds.
Rank the Planets- pg 317 #1-8 for all categories Alpha Order Size (diameter)- Largest to Smallest Temp- Hottest to Coldest Rotation (Day)- Shortest to Longest Revolution (Year)- Shortest to Longest Distance from Sun- Closest to Farthest * Write the NAME of the Planet ONLY!