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Astronomy. Josh McMullen. MERCURY. Major Features (craters, canyons, mountains, volcanoes, rings, storms, etc.) -Heavily crated Early Evolution or history of the planet? -Craters caused by asteroids and comets rained down on Mercury approx. four billion years ago.

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astronomy

Astronomy

Josh McMullen

mercury
MERCURY
  • Major Features (craters, canyons, mountains, volcanoes, rings, storms, etc.)

-Heavily crated

  • Early Evolution or history of the planet?

-Craters caused by asteroids and comets rained down on Mercury approx. four billion years ago.

  • Composition of the Planet and it’s atmosphere

-Silica, and solid outer crust

-no atmosphere

  • What human technology have we sent to this planet and what have we discovered?
  • Facts:

-Does not have a natural satellite

-Smaller than the moon

-Looks like our moon

venus
VENUS
  • Major Features (craters, canyons, mountains, volcanoes, rings, storms, etc.)
  • Early Evolution or history of the planet

-Rotates East to West (Retrograde rotation)

  • Composition of the Planet and it’s atmosphere.

-Made up mostly of carbon dioxide

  • What human technology have we sent to this planet and what have we discovered?
  • Facts:

-Has no natural satellite

-Hottest planet

-Takes 243 Earth days to make a rotation

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MARS
  • Major Features (craters, canyons, mountains, volcanoes, rings, storms, etc.)

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  • Early Evolution or history of the planet.

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  • Composition of the Planet and it’s atmosphere.

-Iron

-Thin atmosphere, made mostly of carbon dioxide

  • What human technology have we sent to this planet and what have we discovered?
  • Facts:

-Red because of the Iron

-Mars year = 687 Earth days

-Has 2 moons

jupiter
JUPITER
  • Major Features (craters, canyons, mountains, volcanoes, rings, storms, etc.)

-Has a Ring

  • Early Evolution or history of the planet.

-Red spot is a storm going on for the last 300 years

  • Composition of the Planet and it’s atmosphere.
  • What human technology have we sent to this planet and what have we discovered?
  • Facts:

-Rotates faster than any planet

-Largest planet

-Has 10 hour days

saturn
SATURN
  • Major Features (craters, canyons, mountains, volcanoes, rings, storms, etc.)

-It has a Ring

  • Early Evolution or history of the planet

-Ring made up of billion of pieces of rocks, ice, and dust

  • Composition of the Planet and it’s atmosphere

-Titan is the only moon with an atmosphere

  • What human technology have we sent to this planet and what have we discovered?
  • Facts:

-Lowest density of all planets

-60 known satellites

- 9 times the size of Earth

uranus
URANUS
  • Major Features (craters, canyons, mountains, volcanoes, rings, storms, etc.)

-“The Blue Planet”

  • Early Evolution or history of the planet

-Tilted from the impact of a comet, or another planet.

  • Composition of the Planet and it’s atmosphere.

-Methane Gas

  • What human technology have we sent to this planet and what have we discovered?
  • Facts:

-Coldest planet in solar system

-Tilted completely on its side

- Blue from methane gas

neptune
NEPTUNE
  • Major Features (craters, canyons, mountains, volcanoes, rings, storms, etc.)

-Dark ring

  • Early Evolution or history of the planet.
  • Composition of the Planet and it’s atmosphere.

-Hydrogen

  • What human technology have we sent to this planet and what have we discovered?
  • Facts:

-Has 8 known moons

-Stormiest planet

-Has a system of a thin dark ring

pluto
PLUTO
  • Major Features (craters, canyons, mountains, volcanoes, rings, storms, etc.)

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  • Early Evolution or history of the planet.

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  • Composition of the Planet and it’s atmosphere.

-Ice and rock.

  • What human technology have we sent to this planet and what have we discovered?

-Tombaugh has proved that this was not a planet and not a star.

  • Facts:

-Pluto was once thought to be a planet.

-Earth is it’s only natural satellite.

-Located in the Kuiper Belt.