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1 STUDENT NAME CLASS PERIOD 2.2 P SOLAR SYSTEM PROJECT THE INNER & OUTER PLANETS

2 ROCKY 59 DAYS 88 DAYS NO THIN ZERO MERCURY WHAT MAKES MERCURY UNIQUE OR DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS? IT IS THE SMALLEST PLANET. WHAT IS MERCURY'S SURFACE COVERED WITH? MERCURY'S SURFACE IS COVERED WITH CRATERS. WHY DOES A YEAR GO BY SO FAST ON MERCURY? BECAUSE IT IS CLOSEST TO THE SUN AND HAS THE SMALLEST ORBIT. HOW OFTEN DOES MERCURY HAVE A SUNRISE? MERCURY HAS A SUNRISE EVERY 180 EARTH DAYS. WHICH SPACECRAFTS HAVE VISITED MERCURY? 1. MARINER MESSENGER

3 ROCKY 243 DAYS 225 DAYS NO ZERO VENUS WHAT MAKES VENUS UNIQUE OR DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS? IT IS THE HOTTEST PLANET. WHAT ARE VENUS'S CLOUDS MADE OF? THE CLOUDS ARE MADE OF SULFURIC ACID. WHY IS VENUS SO HOT? BECAUSE OF THE EXTREMEM GREENHOUSE EFFECT THAT TRAPS HEAT NEAR THE PLANET'S SURFACE. WHICH PLANET HAS A SIMILAR SIZE TO VENUS? PLANET EARTH HOW IS VENUS'S SPIN (ROTATION) DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER PLANETS? IT SPINS IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. WHAT KIND OF LEANDFORMS OR FEATURES DOES VENUS HAVE ON ITS SURFACE?

4 WHAT KIND OF LEANDFORMS OR FEATURES DOES VENUS HAVE ON ITS SURFACE? IT HAS MOUNTAINS AND VOLCANOS. ROCKY 24 HOURS DAYS NO 1 EARTH WHAT MAKES EARTH UNIQUE OR DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS? IT IS AN OCEAN PLANET. IT HAS LIFE. HOW MUCH OF EARTH'S SURFACE IS COVERED BY WATER? 70% WHAT 2 GASES MAKE UP MOST OF EARTH'S OXYGEN AND NITROGEN WHAT LANDFORMS OR FEATURES DOES EARTH HAVE ON ITS SURFACE? MOUNTAINS, VALLEYS, CANYONS, PLAINS, ETC. HOW DOES EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE PROTEST IT FROM METEOROIDS? IT BREAKS THEM UP BEFORE THEY CAN REACH THE SURFACE. WHAT ARE SATELLITES DOING AS THEY ORBIT EARTH?

5 WHAT ARE SATELLITES DOING AS THEY ORBIT EARTH? TAKING PICTURES AND MEASUREMENTS. ROCKY 24.6 HOURS 687 DAYS NO THIN 2 MARS WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE ON MARS? IT IS COLD. WHAT GIVES MARS ITS RED COLOR? IT HAS RUSTY IRON IN THE GROUND, ON ITS SURFACE. WHAT LANDFORMS OR FEATURES DOES MARS HAVE ON ITS SURFACE? ICE CAPS, VOLCANOES, CANYONS. WHAT 3 GASES DOES MARS HAVE IN ITS ATMOSPHERE (AIR)? CARBON DIOXIDE, NITROGEN, AND ARGON. WHAT FORM IS WATER IN ON MARS? ICY DIRT AND CLOUDS

6 SPACECRAFT HAS THE usa SENT TO MARS? 20 GAS GIANT 10 HOURS 11.8 YEARS YES 50 JUPITER HOW DOES JUPITER'S SIZE COMPARE TO THE OTHER PLANETS? IT IS THE BIGGEST PLANET. WHY DIDN'T JUPITER DEVELOP INTO A STAR? IT NEVER GOT BIG ENOUGH TO START BURNING. WHAT COVERS THE SURFACE OF JUPITER, THAT GIVES IT ITS STRIPES? SWIRLING CLOUDS WHAT IS JUPITER'S GREAT RED SPOT MADE OF? A BIG STORM. HOW LONG HAS JUPITER'S GREAT RED SPOT BEEN SWIRLING? HUNDREDS OF YEARS.

7 HOW BIG MIGHT JUPITER'S SOLID CORE BE? AS BIG AS PLANET EARTH. GAS GIANT X 29.5 YEARS YES 53 SATURN WHAT ARE SATURN'S RINGS MADE OF? CHUNKS OF ICE AND ROCK. WHAT 2 GASES IS SATURN MOSTLY MADE OF? HYDROGEN AND HELIUM WHEN GALILEO FIRST SAW SATURN, WHAT DID HE THINK HE WAS SEEING? 3 PLANETS OR A PLANET WITH HANDLES. MAIN RINGS DOES SATURN HAVE? 7 MAIN RINGS SPACECRAFT HAVE BEEN NEAR, OR PASSED BY, SATURN? 5

8 5 WHAT ARE SATELLITES DOING AS THEY ORBIT EARTH? TAKING PICTURES AND MEASUREMENTS. GAS GIANT 17 HOURS 84 YEARS YES 27 URANUS WHAT IS URANUS MADE OF? WATER, METHANE, AND AMMONIA. WHAT GASES IS ITS ATMOSPHERE (AIR) MADE OUT OF? HYDROGEN AND HELIUM WHICH GAS MAKES URANUS APPEAR BLUE? METHANE WHAT MAKES URANUS'S OUTER RINGS EASIER TO SEE? THEY ARE BRIGHTLY COLORED. DOES URANUS ROTATE IN THE SAME OR OPPOSITE DIRECTION AS THE OTHER PLANETS?

9 OIPPOSITE DIRECTION WHAT MAKES URANUS DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER PLANET? IT IS TILTED OR ON ITS SIDE. GAS GIANT 16 HOURS 164 YEARS YES 13 NEPTUNE WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE ON NEPTUNE? DARK, COLD, AND WINDY. TIMES FURTHER FROM THE SUN IS NEPTUNE THAN EARTH? 30 TIMES FUTHER. WHAT PLANET IS NEPTUNE MOST SIMILAR TO? URANUS WHAT IS NEPTUNE MADE OF? WATER, AMMONIA, AND METHANE. WHAT IS NEPTUNE'S ATMOSPHERE (AIR) MADE OF?

10 WHAT IS NEPTUNE'S ATMOSPHERE (AIR) MADE OF? HYDROGEM, HELIUM, AND METHANE. WHY DOES NEPTUNE APPEAR BLUE? IT IS MADE OF METHANE. THE PLANET AWARDS THE BEST RINGS SATURN THE BIGGEST PLANET JUPITER THE COLDEST PLANET NEPTUNE THE HOTTEST PLANET VENUS THE MOST LIFE EARTH THE RED PLANET MARS THE SIDEWAYS PLANET URANUS

11 THE SIDEWAYS PLANET THE SMALLEST PLANET MERCURY

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