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The Planets. And What T hey Are/Mean. Mercury. Mercury is the Roman messenger God(Hermes is Greek.) The planet probably received this name because it moves so quickly across the sky. Mercury is seen as a star on Earth without an telescope .

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The planets

The Planets

And What They Are/Mean


Mercury
Mercury

  • Mercury is the Roman messenger God(Hermes is Greek.)

  • The planet probably received this name because it moves so quickly across the sky.

  • Mercury is seen as a star on Earth without an telescope.


  • Venus is the Roman God of love(Aphrodite in Greek.)

  • Venus reaches best brightness shortly before sunrise or shortly after sunset, for which reason it has been known as the Morning Star or the Evening Star.

  • Venus is sometimes called Earth’s ‘sister’


Earth
Earth

  • Earth is also called Terra the Roman Mother Earth(Gaia in Greek.)

  • Earth is Home to the only forms of living things known (as of 16 May 2012.)

  • Earth is tilted at 23.4° because earlier a massive asteroid hit earth.


Mars

  • Mars is named after the Roman God of war(Ares in Greek.)

  • it is often described as the "Red Planet" as the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance.

  • Iron oxide is composed of iron and oxygen.


Asteroid belt
Asteroid belt

  • The asteroid belt is the region of the Solar System located roughly between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter.

  • The asteroid belt is home to asteroids as small as your little finger and as big as Pluto.

  • The biggest is the dwarf planet Ceres.


Jupiter
Jupiter

  • Jupiter is the Roman king of Gods, God of the skies and master of lightning (Zeus in Greek.)

  • Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System (that is probably why its called Jupiter.)

  • The Great Red Spotis a giant storm that is known to have existed since at least the 17th century when it was first seen by telescope.


Saturn
Saturn

  • Saturn is the Roman Titan lord of time (Kronos in Greek.)

  • Saturn has a ring system that has nine continuous main rings composed mostly of ice particles with a smaller amount of rocky debris and dust.

  • Titan, Saturn's largest and the Solar System's second largest moon, is larger than the planet Mercury


Uranus
Uranus

  • Uranus is the Greek father sky

  • In mythology Uranus’s son Saturn cut up Uranus with his sickle.

  • It is the coldest planetary atmosphere in the Solar System, with a minimum temperature of 49 K (−224 °C).


Neptune
Neptune

  • Neptune is the Roman God of the sea (Poseidon in Greek)

  • It is the coldest planetary atmosphere in the Solar System, with a minimum temperature of 49 K (−224 °C).

  • Astronomers sometimes categorize Uranus and Neptune as "ice giants“.


Dwarf planets
Dwarf Planets

  • A dwarf planet is a small planet that smaller then the moon.

  • There are five dwarf planets in the Solar System: Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris.



How small is a dwarf planet
How small is a dwarf planet?

  • Small.

  • Smaller then Saturn

  • Smaller then the moon

  • Smaller then the SUN




Venus is the god of
Venus is the god of…

  • Beauty and love

  • Blood and gory

  • Hate and ugliness

  • Hippies




What is the coldest planetary atmosphere in the solar system
What is the coldest planetary atmosphere in the Solar System

  • Mercury

  • Mt Everest

  • Me in ice

  • Neptune




Test your scores
Test your scores…….

0-1- need to work on your memory

2-well you will know next time

3-either you have a great memory or you’re a genius


Bibliography
Bibliography

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_(planet)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_belt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jupiter

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neptune


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