The Solar System

Our Sun, Planets, And Moons
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Planets in our solar system:
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and possibly Sedna
INNER PLANETS:
Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars
OUTER PLANETS:
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and possibly Sedna
Similarities between inner planets:
all terrestrial
Similarities between outer planets:
almost all gas giants with the exception of Pluto and Sedna
Describe Mercury.
small, lonely, and desolate
How does not having an atmosphere affect Mercury?
The surface doesn't change much, because there's no wind to change it.
Describe Venus.
very much like Earth
What is retrograde rotation?
rotating backwards.
What is the Greenhouse effect?
Heat is trapped in by gases in the atmosphere.
Describe the surface conditions on Venus.
The surface is very hot. There are puddles of molten lead and rocks so hot they glow.
Why is Venus so hot?
The Greenhouse Effect
Why is Mars red?
in the rocks are rusted iron.
Why is Mars red?
in the rocks are rusted iron
Did Mars ever have anhy liquid water? Does it now?
I DID, but it's now all locked up in polar ice caps.
Did life ever develop on Mars in the past?
Microscopic life did, we think.
What are the names of Mars' small and lumpy moons?
Phobos and Deimos
Which planet in our solar system is the largest?
Jupiter
Describe Jupiter.
It is huge, it spins very fast, and it emits lots of radiation.
What is the Great Red Spot?
A storm on Jupiter that rages on and on, causing a dark spot on Jupiter.
Name the GALILEAN moons of Jupiter.
Io, Ganymede, Europa, and Callisto
What gases make up Jupiter?
hydrogen, helium, methane, and ammonia
What's the big deal about Europa?
It may have life! There is an ocean of H20, and tghe ice acts as a radiation shield, so who...
What is the name of Saturn's biggest moon?
Titan
Describe Saturn.
gassy, possibly has a liquid core, butterscotch color, has rings
What's the big deal about Titan?
largest moon, and... It has an atmosphere!
Describe Saturn's rings.
rocky, wide and thin
Decribe Uranus.
Pale green, gassy, has gas rings
What gases make up Uranus?
Methane, mostly.
Why are Uranus' rings unusual and how did they get that way?
They run up and down. We think this happened when something knocked it out of proper orbit.
Describe Neptune.
Basically a large ocean. It has tides, waves, etc.
Describe Neptune.
Basically a large ocean. It has tides, waves, etc.
What is Neptune's Great Dark Spot?
A tornado n Mars.
What is Neptune's Great Dark Spot?
A tornado on Neptune.
Describe Pluto.
Small, rocky, cold, and eternally dark.
Why is Pluto unlike other outer planets?
It is terrestrial.
Why do some people think that Pluto is an excaped moon of Neptune?
Its orbit is crooked.
terrestrial:
earth-like, has a hard surface
1)Core: 2)Photosphere: 3)Chromosphere: 4)Corona:
1)the center of the sun 2)the visible surface of the sun 3)the invisible layer between the...
1) Prominence: 2) Granule: 3) Sunspot: 4) Solar Flare:
1) An arc of flame off the sun's surface 2) Areas where the gases separate, creating an effect...


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