The Planets By: Hope
Mercury • 1st planet from the Sun • 3,032 miles across • 8th largest planet • Has 0 moons • Has not been explored by humans
Mercury Info • Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, but it gets very cold at night. • Mercury is the fastest orbiting planet. • Mercury has the longest day.
Venus • 2nd planet from the sun • 7,521 miles across • 6th largest planet • has not been explored by humans • 0 moons
Venus Info • Venus rotates in the opposite direction of all the other planets. • Venus is the hottest planet. • On Venus the sun rises in the west and sets in the east.
Earth • 3rd planet from the sun • 7,926 miles across • 5th largest planet • 1 moon • Has been explored by humans
Earth Info • The Earth travels around the sun at a speed of more than 66,000 miles per hour. • 70% of Earth is water. • 30% of Earth is land.
Mars • 4th planet from the sun • 4,213 miles across • 7th largest planet • 2 moons • Has not been explored by humans
Mars Info • Mars’ average temperature is eighty one degrees below zero. • Once a astronomer saw lines on Mars and said they were channels. • Mars has the tallest mountain, its name was Mount. Olympus.
Jupiter • 5th planet from the sun • 88,732 miles across • biggest planet • 63 moons • Has not been explored by humans
Jupiter Info • Jupiter’s 4 biggest moons were discovered by Galileo. • Jupiter has the shortest day. • Jupiter has the most moons.
Saturn • 6th planet from the sun • 74,975 miles across • 2nd biggest planet • Has not been explored by humans • 34 moons
Saturn Info • Galileo was the one who discovered Saturn's rings. • One of Saturn's moons has rivers and oceans. • Saturn got its name from the Latin name Satrnus.
Uranus • 7th planet from the Sun • 31,763 miles across • 3rd largest planet • 27 moons • Has not been explored by humans
Uranus Info • Uranus is tipped 98 degrees on its axis. • The average temperature on Uranus is 323 degrees below freezing. • Uranus was the first planet discovered with a telescope.
Neptune • 8th planet from the sun • 30,603 miles across • 4th largest planet • 13 moons • Has not been explored by humans
Neptune Info • Neptune and Pluto switch orbit. • The people who discovered Neptune didn’t really see it. • Nearly 60 Earths could fit in Neptune.
Resources • World Almanac For Kids 2006 • Saturn Info Search by: Tim Goss • Uranus First Facts by: Adele Richardson • Neptune First Facts by: Adele Richardson