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Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Closest to the sun. Called “TERRESTRIAL PLANETS”. ROCK. METAL CORE. Mercury. Mercury. Almost no atmosphere and no water It is so small, it’s gravity can not hold the atmosphere around it.

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Inner planets mercury venus and mars

Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and Mars.

  • Closest to the sun.

  • Called “TERRESTRIAL PLANETS”

ROCK

METAL CORE


Inner planets mercury venus and mars

Mercury


Inner planets mercury venus and mars

Mercury

  • Almost no atmosphere and no water

  • It is so small, it’s gravity can not hold the atmosphere around it.

  • It has the greatest temperature range of all planets.

  • The side facing the sun = HOT

  • The side away from sun = COLD

  • The core has cooled causing the surface to shrink and crack.

HOT

COLD


Inner planets mercury venus and mars

Venus


Inner planets mercury venus and mars

Venus

Rotation is Funky…

  • The Atmosphere:

  • Thick

  • Mostly Carbon Dioxide

  • So much it would crush us.

  • This thick atmosphere of greenhouse gasses trap so much heat it is 870°

Weather Report: CLOUDY… EVERY DAY !!!

Runaway Greenhouse…


Inner planets mercury venus and mars

Mars


Inner planets mercury venus and mars

Olympus Mon

Valles Marineris

Mr. Fetch’s Earth Science Classroom


Inner planets mercury venus and mars

Mr. Fetch’s Earth Science Classroom


Inner planets mercury venus and mars

Mr. Fetch’s Earth Science Classroom


Inner planets mercury venus and mars

Mr. Fetch’s Earth Science Classroom


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