Transcript The Planets

By Grace
The Planets
Did you know
The sun is one
of the billions of
stars we have in
our universe,
the sun is
Earth’s closest
The Sun
Did you know
That even though
Mercury is the
closest planet to
the sun it is not the
hottest planet in
the solar system.
Mercury’s moons
Roman/Greek name:
Mercury is the roman messenger god for Zeus/Jupiter,
Mercury is also known as Hermes, god of luck in Greek.
Distance from sun:46 million km
Orbit of the sun: 88 Earth days
1 orbit/day : 59 Earth days
• Mercury’s hot side is hot enough to melt metal but
it’s cold side is cold enough to freeze you to death.
•Mercury has a diameter of 3031 miles across.
Mercury does not have any
moons though years ago
scientists working on
cosmology/astronomy used
to think that Mercury once
used to have a moon.
Did you know
That Venus's atmosphere is
made entirely out of carbon
dioxide. This planet is slightly
smaller than Earth.
Venus’s moons
Venus has no moons just like
mercury the reason why they
have no moons is because
how close they are to the sun.
Roman/Greek name:
Venus is the roman goddess of love and beauty
Venus is also known as Aphrodite goddess of charm in
Distance from sun:108 million km
Orbit of the sun/year: 225 earth days
1 orbit/day: 243 days earth
• Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system. The air is
very thick so that the atmosphere holds all the hot air in.
•Venus is the only planet named after a goddess.
Did you know
That Earths
galaxy is the milky
Roman/Greek name:
Earth’s roman is name is Terra
Earth is also known as Gaea in Greek.
Distance from sun: 150 million km
Orbit of the sun: 365 days
1orbit/day: 24 hours
•We can only drink 1.3% of the water on Earth.
•Earth is the densest planet I the known solar system.
•This planet is around 4.6 million years old.
•Earth is the 5th largest planet that we know about .
•The earths diameter is 12,756 km
Earth’s moon
Is also known as Luna
see later on.
Did you know
Mars though mars is
red (a hot colour) ,
you would freeze to
death and suffocate
on this planet.
Mars’s moons
Roman name:
Mars was the roman god of war and battle,
Mars was also known as Ares god of hatred in Greek.
Distance from sun:207 million km
Orbit of sun/year:687 Earth days
1orbit/day:24.68 hours
•Mars’ diameter is 6,791 km.
•95.31% of mars’ atmosphere is carbon dioxide.
•Even though mars is freezing cold it has lava on it .
Mars has two moons
Deimos which means
terror\dread and
Phobos which means
panic\fear they were
both discovered in
1877 by Asaph hall
and they are actually
lost asteroids.
Did you know
That the red spot on
Jupiter is actually a
massive storm.
Jupiter moons
Roman name:
Jupiter was the roman god of rain and Earth,
Jupiter is also known as Zeus god of storms in Greek.
Distance from the sun: 483.78 million km
Orbit of the sun/year:11.86 earth years
1 orbit/day: 9 hours 55 mins
•You can fit 100 Earths in to Jupiter's red spot.
•Jupiter core is slightly bigger than earth but weighs about
20 times more.
•Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system.
•Over 1300 Earths could fit inside Jupiter.
Jupiter has at least
sixty three known
moons. The largest
four are called Io,
Europa, Ganymede
and Callisto.
Did you know
Saturn has 7 rings and
are given names from
the letters A-G.
Saturn’s moons
Roman name :
Saturn is the roman god of harvest,
Saturn is also known as Kronos god of time in Greek.
Distance from the sun: 1.43 billion km
Orbit of sun/year: 29.7 earth years
1 orbit/day: 10 hours 47 mins
•Saturn is very light this planet is made up of
hydrogen, helium and other light weight gases.
•Saturn has a very strong magnetic field.
•Saturn is the 2nd largest planet in the solar system.
•Saturn’s nickname is gas giant because all the gases
it has inside.
Saturn has 62 moons 53
are officially moons 9 have
not been classified and
scientists don’t know many
of the moons names.
Did you know
Uranus is pronounced
you rah noos
Uranus’s moons
Roman name:
Uranus is the roman god of the sky.
Distance from the sun:2.871 billion km
Orbit of the sun/year: 84.3 earth years
1orbit/day: 17.9 Earth hours
•Uranus was actually thought to be a star until
properly classified in 1781
•This planet has a tilt of 97.7 degrees
•Each of the four seasons on Uranus last at
least 20 years.
Uranus has twenty-seven
moons and here are the
names of the largest five
Oberon, Miranda, Titania,
Ariel, Umbriel.
Did you know
That Neptune's
atmosphere is made
out of methane,
hydrogen and helium.
Neptune's moons
Roman name:
Neptune is the roman god of the ocean and sky
Neptune is also known as Poseidon god of the sea
Distance from the sun: 4.5 billion km
Orbit of the sun/year: 165 earth years
1 Orbit/day: 16 hours 7 mins
•Surprisingly the planet Neptune is four times the size of
planet Earth
•Neptune suffers the most violent weather in our Solar
Neptune has thirteen
moons which were all
found quite recently
Facts about space
An Au
Black holes
An Au is an astronomical unit an
Au is 150 million kilometres which
is the distance between Earth and
the sun.
A black holes is a hole in space that
has its own gravitational pull even
though they may look black on the
outside they are the brightest things
in the universe inside.
The Milky Way
Planetary rings
The Milky Way is Earths galaxy it
is also a chocolate bar. Galaxies
are made up of bits of ice and rock
and stars this is why galaxies are
shining brightly tonight and from
now onwards.
Saturn and Uranus both have
planetary rings these rings
are made from ice, rock many
more ordinary space
Roman name
The moon’s roman
name is Luna the
goddess of all moons.
This is the
ancient symbol
for the moon.
The moon is
Earth’s only
natural satellite.
The Dwarf Planets
Our Moon
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