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Mercury takes only 88 earth days to revolve around the sun. It is visible from Earth during the morning and night hours due to be within Earth's visible orbit.
Venus is the one of the most brightest objects in the night sky due to being very close to Earth. Its atmosphere is an example of Green House effects due to high levels of carbon in the air.
The moon is Earth's only satellite. It is the 5th largest moon in the solar system. The gravitational pull controls Earth's oceans and waves.
Earth is the only known planet in the solar system that can support life.
Mars it is often described as the "Red Planet" because the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It is a gaseous giant and its famous "red spot" is a cluster of storms.
Saturn is famous for its large ring system that is composed mostly of ice particles. If there was a tub of water big enough it would float in water.
Uranus is always on a "seasonal tilt" which means the planet is basically on its side as it orbits around the sun every 84 years.
Neptune is the 8th planet from the sun. It has a both a large and small "dark spot" that is a cluster of storms and ice within its atmosphere.
Pluto is the 9th and farthest planet from the sun. It was downgraded to a solar object in 2012. In 2015 the first known Earth space satellite known as New Horizons will visit the planet and take detail pictures and measurements of Pluto and its moons.
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