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Nov
14

Properties of the planets

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/

Sun properties

http://www.solarviews.com/eng/sun.htm

Sun pictures

Mercury picture

http://sciencedude.ocregister.com/ocrblogs/sciencedude/MercuryTransitSize.jpg

Venus pict

http://www.google.co.vi/imgres?imgurl=http://www.astronomy-pictures.net/picture-of-venus.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.astronomy-pictures.net/planet_pictures.html&usg=__ff15vQpF1NCPO7BFVJOMxV0-G9o=&h=1130&w=1000&sz=105&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=dkVvmk602AOOaM:&tbnh=139&tbnw=118&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dvenus%2Bthe%2Bplanet%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D636%26tbs%3Disch:1,isz:l&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=123&vpy=127&dur=1651&hovh=239&hovw=211&tx=158&ty=139&ei=skHgTK2GMsWAlAeb8LSCDQ&oei=skHgTK2GMsWAlAeb8LSCDQ&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0

Earth

Mars

http://wanderingspace.net/2006/09/

Jupiter

http://www.google.co.vi/imgres?imgurl=http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/sao/astronomynews/2002S2/planet_illustration.jpg&imgrefurl=http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/sao/astronomynews/astronews2002s2.xml&usg=__Nb8cwtDTVE6NGiyyxh59nn4bfkI=&h=2400&w=3719&sz=1264&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=mZ0JavKQqY7K6M:&tbnh=135&tbnw=184&prev=/images%3Fq%3Djupiter%2Bthe%2Bplanet%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D636%26tbs%3Disch:1,isz:l&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=620&vpy=155&dur=851&hovh=180&hovw=280&tx=169&ty=107&ei=TUPgTMXwMoL58AaMpbT6Dg&oei=TUPgTMXwMoL58AaMpbT6Dg&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0

saturn

http://harisahmad.blogspot.com/2010/06/planet-saturnus.html

uranus

http://www.calpoly.edu/~rechols/astro101/astro101lab4.html

neptune

http://www.suite101.com/view_image.cfm/429616

pluto

http://www.anthonares.net/index.php?tag=astronomy

solar system

http://www.google.co.vi/imgres?imgurl=http://www.zunal.com/myaccount/uploads/the_solar_system(1).jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.zunal.com/index-matrix.php%3FCurriculum%3D103%26Grade%3D102%26page%3D9&usg=__4oWS3MZFdk5jeBzAOrvu1iG3jLM=&h=1365&w=1128&sz=331&hl=en&start=127&zoom=0&tbnid=ppkF289wgIDtsM:&tbnh=150&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsolar%2Bsystem%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D636%26tbs%3Disch:1,isz:l0,3430&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=280&vpy=327&dur=16&hovh=150&hovw=124&tx=72&ty=44&ei=akfgTO6XFYa8lQeRhqSyAw&oei=FUfgTIqBHIH98AahsLXyDg&esq=7&page=8&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:7,s:127&biw=1280&bih=636

Solar System

Nov
14

Our ninth and final planet to visit is Pluto – 3,675 million miles from the sun. Pluto was classified as a dwarf planet in 2006. It is smaller than the moons on most planets and will be visited by spacecraft for the first time in 2015.

Quick Facts:

248 years on Earth is 1 year on Pluto.

6.4 days on Earth is 1 day on Pluto.

The mass of Pluto is 1.29 x 10^22 kg.

The temperature on Pluto is about 37 Kelvin.

Pluto has 1 large moon and 2 tiny moons.

Pluto

Pluto from Earth

Nov
14

Next stop: Neptune, the eighth planet which is 2,794 million miles from the sun. This gaseous planet has strong winds and a unique color also caused by atmospheric methane.

Quick Facts:

165 years on Earth is 1 year on Neptune.

19 hours on Earth is 1 day on Neptune.

The mass of Neptune is 1.0 x 10^26 kg.

The temperature on Neptune is around 48 Kelvin.

Neptune has 2 moons.



Nov
14

Uranus is the seventh planet we will visit, located 1,784 million miles from the sun. This icy planet has a distinct blue color caused by atmospheric methane, which absorbs red light.

Quick Facts:

84 years on Earth is one year on Uranus.

18 hours on Earth is 1 day on Uranus.

The mass of Uranus is 8.68 x 10^25 kg.

The temperature of Uranus is about 59 Kelvin.

Uranus has 22 known moons.

Uranus

Nov
14

Soaring 887 million miles from the Sun brings us to Saturn, the sixth planet. Saturn is the second largest planet and has ring that range in size from a fingernail to a car.

Quick Facts:

1 year on Saturn is equal to 30 days on Earth.

1 day on Saturn is equal to 10.2 days on Earth.

The temperature on Saturn is about 88 Kelvin.

Saturn has over 18 known moons.

Saturn

Nov
14

Our fifth stop will be Jupiter, located 484 million miles from the Sun. Jupiter is the largest planet. If Jupiter were hollow, all of the other planets would be able to fit inside of it.

Quick Facts:

12 years on Earth is equal to 1 year on Jupiter.

9.8 hours on Earth is equal to 1 day on Jupiter.

The mass of Jupiter is 1.90 x 10^27 kg.

The temperature is around 120 Kelvin.

There are 39 known moons on Jupiter.

Jupiter

Nov
14

The red planet, better known as Mars is our next stop – 142 million miles from the Sun. This planet is the most Earth-like planet and has a dry, rocky surface with a very thin atmosphere.

Quick Facts:

1 day on Mars is equal to 24.6 hours on Earth.

I year on Mars is equal to 687 days on Earth.

The mass of Mars is 6.42 x 10^23 kg.

The temperature ranges from 150-310 Kelvin.

Mars has 2 moons.

Mars

Nov
14

93 million miles from the sun brings us to our third stop – planet Earth. This planet is the only one known to support life.

Quick Facts:

365 days on Earth is 1 year.

24 hours on Earth is 1 day.

Planet Earth has 1 moon.

The temperature on Earth ranges from 260-310 Kelvin.

The mass of Earth is 5.98 x 10^24 kg.

Earth

Nov
14

Next we will travel to Venus – 67 million miles from the sun. This extreme planet is the hottest, is covered by sulfuric acid clouds, and has extreme atmospheric pressure.

Quick Facts:

Venus does not have any moons

225 Earth days on Earth is 1 year on Venus.

243 Earth days on Earth is 1 day on Venus

The mass of Venus is 4.87E24 kg.

The temperature is about 726 Kelvin.

Venus

Nov
14

We will travel 36 million miles from the sun to Mercury. This small rocky planet is the closest to the sun.

Quick Facts:

The mass of Mercury is 3.3 x 10^23 kg.

Temperature ranges from 100-700 K.

Mercury has no moons.

1 day on Mercury is equal to 58.7 days on Earth.

1 year on Mercury is equal to 87.96 days on Earth.

Mercury