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Planet Facts

Facts about the Planets

Mercury 1st Terrestrial Planet
Venus 2nd Terrestrial Planet
Earth 3rd Terrestrial Planet
Mars 4th Terrestrial Planet
Jupitar 1st Gaseous Planet
Saturn 2nd Gaseous Planet
Uranus 3rd Gaseous Planet
Neptune 4th Gaseous Planet
Pluto Possibly not a planet, but a moon of Neptunes or an asteroid
Mercury 1/3 diamer of Earth
Mercury 1/20 mass of Earth
Mercury Less than 1/2 diameter of Earth
Mercury Temperature ranges from Very Hot to Very Cold
Mercury 1st of 2 planets with no moon
Mercury Closest planet to the sun
Mercury small planet with rocky craters
Mercury 2nd smallest planet
Venus Hottest planet
Venus Covered with fast moving sulfuric acid clouds
Venus Visable as a morning and evening star
Venus Almost same size and mass as the Earth
Venus Rotates in an opposite direction of other planets
Venus Diameter is 7560 miles
Venus Turns slowly: 243 earth days = 1 day on this planet
Venus Shows phases when looked at through telescope
Earth Diameter = 7980 miles
Earth Planet with the densest body
Earth Only planet that supports life
Mars Mass is 1/10 of that of the Earths
Mars Atmosphere is primarily carbon dioxide
Mars Gravitational pull like the Earth
Mars Red planet due to iron core
Mars Dry, rocky, dusty, impact crater, frozen ground
Mars Terrestrial planet with 2 moons
Mars 1/2 size of the Earth
Jupiter Largest planet
Jupiter 318 X's the mass of the Earth
Jupiter 11X's the diameter of the Earth
Jupiter 3rd or 4th brightest object in the sky, after the Moon and Venus - Famous Red Spot
Jupiter Primarily made up of gas
Jupiter 5th planet from the sun
Jupiter Appears to have bands of color: created by slight chemical and temperature differences
Jupiter bands of color: light bands called Zones and dark ones called Belts
Saturn 2nd largest planet
Saturn Has 18 moons
Saturn 9.4 X's the diameter of the Earth
Saturn 95X's the mass of the Earth
Saturn Has rings that consist of rock and ice
Uranus 3rd largest planet
Uranus Lays on side and rolls around the sun
Uranus Mostly made up of methane gas
Uranus Has extreme seasons
Uranus Orbits on its side
Uranus Frozen planet with a molten core
Uranus Has 22 moons
Uranus It is 4X's the diameter of the Earth
Uranus Planet looks greenish in color from the Earth
Uranus It is 14.5X's the mass of the Earth
Neptune 4th largest planet
Neptune Gasseus, giant, frigid blue
Neptune 3.8X's the diameter of the Earth
Neptune It is 17X's the mass of the Earth
Neptune Gaseous planet with 2 moons
Neptune Has a great dark spot in the southern hemisphere
Pluto Has a strange oval shaped orbit
Pluto smallest planet: 2/3 diameter of the Earth
Pluto At times is closer to Neptune, making it the 8th planet
Pluto Has 1 moon
Created by: mrohrling