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The Inner Planets

Main Idea And Detail about the Inner Planets

Asteroid A piece of rock and metal that orbits the sun.
Satellite A body in space that orbits a larger body.
Meteor A piece of rock, smaller than an asteroid, that enters Earth's atmosphere and burns up.
Comet A ball of ice, rock, and frozen gases that orbits the sun.
Mercury Widest temperature range from -297 degrees F to 800 degrees F.
Venus Dense atmosphere of carbon dioxide; results in super green house effect.
Earth Only planet with liquid water on its surface and distinct inner and outer cores.
Mars Thin atmosphere; temperature ranges from -207 degrees F to 80 degrees F.
Jupiter Core is so hot that it sends more heat than it receives.
Saturn Rings contain small amount of material spread over a large distance.
Uranus Core is not surrounded by enormous clouds of hydrogen.
Neptune Many huge storms; several thin rings and at least 8 known moons.
Created by: mjys02