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Solar System Planets

Description of different planets of the solar system

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sunspot a dark area of the photosphere that is cooler than the surrounding areas.
Prominences Huge loops of relatively cool gas that extend from the photosphere thousands of kilometers into the outer atmosphere
Differential Rotation Near the equator, the sun rotates once in about 25 days, but at the poles it rotates once in about 35 days.
Granules It formed on the sun’s surface during convection , when hot gases rise to the surface of the sun, cool, and then sink back into the convective zone.
Nuclear Fusion This process takes place In the core of the sun .
Mars has red soil made up of the breakdown of rocks rich in iron minerals
Earth has Continuous cycling of matter. energy source for living things. It has vast liquid-water oceans and moderate temperatures. Moreover, its surface is divided into tectonic plates, which move around the surface.
Venus is the second planet to the Sun, its toxic atmosphere due to sulfuric acids , has an extreme atmosphere temperature and rotates around its axis in retrograde rotation.
Venus and Uranus Only these two planets in the solar system that have retrograde rotation around their axis.
Mercury is the smallest planet of terrestrial planets.
Neptune is the smallest planets among gas giant planets.
Miranda the largest moon of Uranus
Saturn has a planetary ring system around its equator.
Corona The sun’s outermost atmosphere which extends millions of kilometres into space.
solar flare is an explosive release of energy that can extend outward as far as the sun’s outer atmosphere.
Hydrogen makes up more than 70 percent of the sun.
Mercury and Venus rotate slower than Earth, making their days longer than Earth’s.
Created by: ljouda
 

 



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