EARTH AND BEYOND

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  • EARTH & BEYOND
    • Planets
      • jupiter
      • mars
      • saturn
      • earth
      • uranus
      • venus
      • neptune
      • mercury
      • pluto - a dwarf planet
      • Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, takes just 88 Earth days to complete an orbit. But Neptune, the furthest out, takes 164 Earth years to complete an orbit
    • our solar system
      • a star/the sun
      • satellites - which go around planets
      • smaller objects such as asteroids and comets
      • planets, which go around the Sun
      • Orbiting
        • move more slowly
        • take more time to complete an orbit
      • Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, takes just 88 Earth days to complete an orbit. But Neptune, the furthest out, takes 164 Earth years to complete an orbit
      • It takes the Moon 28 days to make a complete orbit of the Earth
    • Day and night
      • day and night is caused by the earth rotating and allowing light to shine on a both halves of the sun over 24 hours
      • The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. w.e. spin
      • During the night the stars appear to move across the sky but it is just the earth rotating
        • just as the sun appears to during the day
    • years and seasons
      • When the northern hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun it is summer in the UK
      • When the northern hemisphere is tilted away from the Sun it is winter in the UK
      • When it is summer in the northern hemisphere, it is winter in the southern hemisphere

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