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Facts about the Planets

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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  


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