the solar system

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  • Created by: hanz
  • Created on: 14-05-12 18:50

OUR PLANETS

  • mercury
  • venus
  • earth
  • mars
  • jupiter
  • saturn
  • uranus
  • neptune

PLANETS REFLECT SUNLIGHT AND ORBIT THE SUN IN ELLIPSES

you can see some planets with the naked eye. they look like stars, but they're totally different

all planets orbit around stars

planets often have moons orbiting around them. moons are usually much smaller then their planets, and found pretty close to the planet

  • sun's radius = 696 000 km
  • sun's mass = 1.99 x 1030 kg

the distance between the sun and the earth is 23 000 bigger than the earth's radius

  • earth's radius = 6378 km
  • earth's mass = 5.97 x 1024 kg

the distance between the earth and our moon is 60 times bigger than the earths radius

  • moon's radius = 1738 km
  • moon's mass = 7.35 x 1022 kg

the planets in our solar system vary massively in size. mercury, the smallest planet, has a radius of 285 times smaller than the…

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