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1 The Inner and Outer Planets

2 The Inner Planets Terrestrial High temperatures Closer to the Sun
Closer to each other

3 Mercury Closest to the Sun Only 88 days to orbit Many craters
Temperature extremes 400C during day, -180 at night Basically no atmosphere

4 Mercury Mercury is not the hottest planet even though it is the closest to the Sun

5 Venus Earth’s sister planet Morning and evening star
Thick atmosphere of CO2 and Sulfur Longer day than year Spins opposite than other planets Over 500C all the time Hottest planet in solar system

6 Venus The atmosphere of Venus contains a high percentage of carbon dioxide that holds heat in the planet's atmosphere. The atmosphere of Venus is made of thick clouds of sulfuric acid and carbon dioxide, which makes it very hot.

7 Earth Home sweet home Only planet with sustained life
Hydrosphere (water) Atmosphere made up of N, O, CO2 Comfy temps

8 Earth Earth has fewer craters than other terrestrial planets because of its atmosphere (upper) which destroys meteorites.

9 Mars Frozen polar CO2 caps Smaller than Earth
Slightly longer day and year Very cold Largest mountain in solar system Olympus Mons Thin atmosphere

10 Mars has frozen polar ice caps and is known as the most like Earth.

11 Asteroid Belt Separates the inner and outer planets
Possibly an annihilated planet Most asteroids hang out here

12 Outer Planets Gas giants No solid surface, just thick atmosphere
All very large Very far apart from each other All have rings

13 Jupiter Could hold 1300 Earths Almost big enough to be a star
12 EY = 1 Jovian year 1 Jovian day = 12 EH Huge storms Great red spot “hurricane” larger than Earth Some moons may have water

14 Jupiter is largest planet in the solar system.
Jupiter can fit all of the other planets inside this gas giant and there would still be space left over.

15 Saturn 29 years to orbit Large rings made of ice and dust 10 hour day
Possibly still forming Tilts itself

16 Saturn Saturn is known for its’ rings and is the least dense planet. It would float in a swimming pool if we had one big enough to put this planet into.

17 Uranus Blue in color due to methane gas 84 years to orbit
Rotates sideways Very cold -250C

18 Uranus Uranus also has rings, but lies on its side so the rings go around it vertically.

19 Neptune Methane atomosphere 164 years to orbit -250c temps
30 times farther from the sun than Earth

20 Neptune Neptune is blue because it is mostly made of a gas called methane

21 Pluto Pluto is not a planet, because of its size and irregular orbit.

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