Solar System Planets Overview

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What makes up over 99% of the mass of the solar system?

The sun

Which planet is known for its beautiful rings made of ice particles, rocks, and dust?

Saturn

Which planet is covered in blue methane clouds?

Neptune

Which planet has the smallest mass in the solar system?

Pluto

Which planet is described as Earth's sister planet?

Venus

Which planet has a thin atmosphere?

Mars

Welke planeet heeft de snelste omlooptijd om de zon?

Mercurius

Wat is de belangrijkste oorzaak dat de planeten op hun plek blijven in het zonnestelsel?

De zwaartekracht van de zon houdt ze op hun plek

Hoeveel manen heeft de planeet Jupiter volgens de tekst?

Minstens 60

Welke planeet staat bekend om haar dikke atmosfeer van koolstofdioxide en zwavelzuurwolken?

Venus

Wat is volgens de tekst de afstand tussen de zon en de aarde?

Ongeveer 93 miljoen mijl

Study Notes

  • Solar system is centered around the sun, which makes up over 99% of its mass.
  • The planets in the solar system make up less than one quarter of a percent of its mass.
  • The sun's gravity keeps the planets in orbit and provides heat and light crucial for life on Earth.
  • Mercury is the smallest planet, closest to the sun, with extreme temperatures and no moons.
  • Venus is Earth's sister planet, extremely hot with a thick carbon dioxide atmosphere and sulfuric acid clouds.
  • Mars is the red planet with a thin atmosphere, water ice, and two small irregular moons.
  • Jupiter is the largest planet, a gas giant with at least 67 moons, including some as large as Mercury.
  • Saturn is known for its beautiful rings made of ice particles, rocks, and dust, with over sixty moons.
  • Uranus spins sideways, has rings and 27 moons, covered in blue methane clouds.
  • Neptune is a dark blue gas giant with methane in its atmosphere, having thin rings and 14 moons.
  • Pluto was declared a dwarf planet in 2006 due to its small size compared to other planets.

Explore key characteristics of the planets in our solar system, from the scorching temperatures of Venus to the icy rings of Saturn. Learn about each planet's unique features and their positions in relation to the sun.

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