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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.
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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.
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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
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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