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ES 14.2 SS Objects

Trivia about Planets, Moons, and other objects in the Solar System

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rusty red planet, the most likely candidate for finding extraterrestrial life in the solar system Mars
planet that is the site of the only known life and liquid oceans of water in the solar system Earth
the first planet discovered with a telescope and the coldest on average, it has very faint rings Neptune
there are at least 7000+ known, all of which are names or numbered by their discoverer's suggestion asteroids
the largest is Triton, but there are 14 total moons of Neptune
planet with the most volcanoes, it is also closest to Earth in size Venus
67, including the largest and smallest moons in the solar system moons of Jupiter
largest moon in the solar system Ganymede
there are 3000+ known, have atmospheres, and used to be considered bad omens comets
Phobos and Deimos, believed to be captured asteroids moons of Mars
contains about 99% of the total mass in the solar system, and is estimated to be about halfway through its lifetime the Sun
has the coldest temperature (but not coldest average, several bright rings, and it takes 165 Earth years to orbit the Sun Uranus
the only object other than Earth on which humans have walked the Moon
the largest planet in the solar system, it also has the shortest rotational period (day) and a great red spot (storm) Jupiter
redefined as a 'dwarf' planet and its moon that never sets Pluto and Charon
the smallest and most cratered planet, it mostly consists of an iron core with a thin crust Mercury
planet known for its rings which consist of chunks of ice and rock, some of which may have come from the breakup of moons Saturn
these include Mimas, the smallest gravitationally rounded moon, and Enceladus, the moon with highest albedo (near 100%) moons of Saturn
the 27 known are all named for Shakespeare or Alexander Pope literary characters moons of Uranus
region between Mars and Jupiter that contains numerous chunks of rock ranging in size from dust to the size of the dwarf planet Ceres asteroid belt
disk beyond Neptune that contains comets, asteroids, small icy bodies and the dwarf planets Pluto, Makemake, and Eris Kuiper Belt
spherical region of icy planetesimals that surround the Sun up to 2 light years away Oort Cloud
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