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The Solar System. 9 Planets 165 Moons 1 Star Way too many asteroids to count But what does it look like?

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1 The Solar System

2 9 Planets 165 Moons 1 Star Way too many asteroids to count But what does it look like?

3 The Solar System Is this how it really looks?

4 Close. But not quite correct. Lets look at the solar system, but lets look at it one body at a time What is at the center of our solar system?

5 The Sun The star at the center of our solar system 110 times larger in diameter than the earth 99.8% of all the mass in the solar system The star at the center of our solar system 110 times larger in diameter than the earth 99.8% of all the mass in the solar system

6 What are the names of the planets? Now, on to the planets 1.Mercury 2.Venus 3.Earth 4.Mars 5.Jupiter 6.Saturn 7.Uranus 8.Neptune 9.Pluto

7 Lets take a look at the planets…

8 Mercury First planet from the sun No Moons Almost no atmosphere 88 Earth days to orbit the sun Rocky planet Named for the Roman God Mercury, the winged messenger Symbol

9 Venus Second planet from the sun Covered in a heavy atmosphere 88 Earth days to orbit the sun No Moons Rocky planet Named for the Roman Goddess Venus, the goddess of Love and Beauty Symbol

10 Earth Third planet from the sun 365 days to orbit the sun One Moon Rocky planet Symbol

11 Mars Fourth planet from the sun 687 Earth days to orbit the sun Covered in a thin atmosphere Two Moons Rocky planet Named for the Roman God Mars, the God of War Symbol

12 Jupiter Fifth planet from the sun Largest planet in the solar system 11.8 Earth years to orbit the sun 63 Moons Gas Giant planet Thin rings Named for the Roman God Jupiter, the King of the Gods Symbol

13 Saturn Sixth planet from the sun 29.5 Earth Years to orbit the sun 56 Moons Large ring system Gas giant planet Named for the Roman God Saturn, the God of Farming Symbol

14 Uranus Seventh planet from the sun 84.7 Earth years to orbit the sun 27 Moons Gas Giant planet Seventh planet from the sun 84.7 Earth years to orbit the sun 27 Moons Gas Giant planet Named for the Greek God Uranus, the God of the Sky Symbol

15 Neptune Eighth planet from the sun 164 Earth years to orbit the sun 13 Moons Gas Giant planet Eighth planet from the sun 164 Earth years to orbit the sun 13 Moons Gas Giant planet Named for the Roman God Neptune, the God of the Sea Symbol

16 Pluto Ninth planet from the sun 367 Earth Years to orbit the sun 3 Moons Rocky planet Named for the Roman and Greek God Pluto, the God of the Underworld Symbol

17 The Solar System to Scale

18 What are some tools people use to look at the planets?

19 Small Telescopes!

20 BIG Telescopes!

21 Space Telescopes! Hubble Space Telescope

22 Satellites! Cassini Huygens

23 The End!


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