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Our. Our Solar System!! By: Grace Leslie
Our Solar System! • There are 8 planets in our solar system. • They are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn , Uranus , and Neptune.
Inner Planets • Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are the planets In the inner solar system. • The planets located in the inner solar system are located before a asteroid belt that separates Mars ad Jupiter. • They have a hotter climate than the outer planets because they are farther away from the sun.
Inner Planets cont. • Mercury-Has a rough surface, it is the color grey, and has no clouds. Mercury is very hot since it is the closest planet to the sun. • Venus- has a smooth surface in some places, is shrouded by thick clouds. • Earth-has 1 moon, no rings, has light, and is the only planet in our solar system that can support life. • Mars- Known as the Red planet since it is the color red. Has no rings but has 2 moons.
Mercury Venus Earth Mars
Outer Planets in our Solar System • The planets in the outer soar system are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. • They are located after the asteroid belt that separates Mars and Jupiter. • The climate is usually colder in the outer planets since they farther away from the sun than the inner planets.
Outer planets cont. • Jupiter- It is the biggest planet in our solar system. Has 3 small rings and has 63 known moons. • Saturn- has a huge ring, 50 identified moons, and is a gas giant. • Uranus- is a greenish blue color and has a ring. Also has 27 moons. • Neptune- Is a blue color. It is the farthest planet from the sun.
Saturn Jupiter Uranus Neptune
Earth Surface • Earth is the only planet in our solar system that currently supports life!! • 70% of Earth’s surface is covered in water. The other 30% is land. • There are 5 oceans on Earth. They are: • Pacific Ocean • Atlantic Ocean • Southern Ocean • Artic Ocean
Earth’s Surface • The largest ocean is the Pacific Ocean. • The smallest ocean is the Artic Ocean. • Earth is home to many diverse landscapes. It is home to deep canyons (The Grand Canyon), huge mountains (Mt. Everest), deep lakes, and long winding rivers. • How are Canyons formed? Canyons are formed by rivers. • Earth has very diverse temperatures, too varying from snow, sun, rain, or sleet.
Mar’s Surface • Mars has many volcanoes, craters, and crustal movement. • Mars largest volcanoes is the Olympus Mons and has a big canyon system called the Valles Marineris. • The first spacecraft to visit Mars was the Mariner 4. • Mars lacks plate tectonics.
Mar’s Surface Did You Know? !!? • Scientists think Mars experienced huge floods 3. 5 billion years ago. • Mars got it’s name after the Roman god of war called Ares since the planet is the color red. • Mars does not currently have any oceans.
Curiosity • Curiosity is a robot that weighs 2, 000 pounds. • It has many different mechanical parts like wheels, arms, lenses, and even a laser that can drill into rocks! • It’s purpose is to find if there was ever any life on Mars and to find information about Mars atmosphere, surface, etc. • Curiosity has found strange patterns in rock that suggest there was a river there.
Difference Between Earth & Mars • Mars does not have any magnetic poles. • Earth has a very diverse population of different creatures. • Earth has a different atmosphere than Mars. • Earth is bigger than Mars. • Earth has more gravity than Mars.
How Earth & Mars are the Same • Mars and Earth are both located in the inner solar system. • They do not have rings. • Mars and Earth both have moons. • Each planet has roughly the same amount of surface area.
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