The Solar System
Pluto is a dwarf planet. This one is not drawn to scale so just think how small Pluto is because it's smaller than our Moon. Pluto is -229°C and is about 5,874,000,000 km from the sun and takes approximately 246.04 Earth years to revolve around the sun. Pluto also has an irregular orbit that goes into Neptune's orbit
The Sun. The sun is the closest star to us and all planets rotate around it at different rates. It is made mostly of hydrogen (72%) and helium (26%) and the Sun's atmosphere is approximately 3.6 million Fahrenheit.
This is Jupiter. Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun. Jupiter is made of gas like all other gas giants and known for it's big red spot. The red spot has winds stronger than any on Earth. This is the biggest planet in our solar system. Jupiter has 64 moons and the most known ones are Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto.
Earth, the third planet from the sun, and the only planet known with life on it. It has one satellite we call the Moon. It takes approximately 365 days to revolve around the sun and 24 hr. to rotate one day.
The Asteroid Belt separates the terrestrial planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars from the gas giants, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Asteroids from the Asteroid belt can get caught in planet's gravitational pulls and that's one reason why there are some asteroids that fall in the Earth's gravitational pull.
Mercury, the closest planet to the sun is not the hottest planet. The average temperature is around 179 C. It takes 88 days for Mercury to revolve (go around) the sun.<br />
Neptune is the blue planet and the eighth planet from the Sun. Like Jupiter, Neptune has a dark blue spot. The dark spot has anticyclonic storms like Jupiter. Neptune is made up of hydrogen and helium with some methane that gives it the blue color. It is approximately 4,504,000,000 km from the sun and about -218°C.
Mars, the red planet is known for its redness. It is the fourth planet from the sun and once was known to have liquid water but now it is frozen in ice caps.
This is Uranus not your anus, Moving on, Uranus is a gas giant, the seventh planet from the Sun and is tilted on its axis vertical. Some people think that a big object hit it and tipped it over.
Saturn is a gas giant after Jupiter and has very interesting rings. The rings may look solid from far away but the are actually made of lots and lots of rocks and ice and dust. Also, if you could get Saturn a large enough body of water, Saturn can float because it&apos;s less dense than water.
Kuiper Belt. The belt that holds all the outer objects such as comets and other space debris
Venus is the second planet from the sun. Even though Mercury is closer to the sun Venus is still hotter. Venus can average about 462 °C surface temperature. Venus is made of more than 96% carbon dioxide. Venus is also sometimes called Earth&apos;s sister planet because of similarities in size, mass, and composure. Venus also rotates backwards compared to Earth and the other planets.
1. What is the Sun mostly made of?
2. What kinds of storms are in the red spot of Jupiter and the blue spot on Neptune?
3. Are Saturn&apos;s rings solid? If not, what are they made of?
This is a comet. Comets are in the Kuiper Belt and are composed of ice and rock.
The Moon. The Moon is the Earth&apos;s natural satellite. It can get to about -233 Celsius at night and 123 Celsius during the day. The moon also moves the waves on Earth
These are Pluto&apos;s satellites. Charon, Nix and Hydra have been joined by the recently named Kerberos and Styx, forming a pantheon of underworld figures from Greek mythology. Pluto's family...

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