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1 ASTRONOMY SNAP GAME with interesting facts

2 Sun Sun The Sun is the largest object in the solar system The Sun's life expectancy is approximately 5 billion more years At its core, the Sun s temperature is about 15 million degrees Celsius The Sun is the largest object in the solar system The Sun's life expectancy is approximately 5 billion more years At its core, the Sun s temperature is about 15 million degrees Celsius Sun Sun The Sun is the largest object in the solar system The Sun's life expectancy is approximately 5 billion more years At its core, the Sun s temperature is about 15 million degrees Celsius The Sun is the largest object in the solar system The Sun's life expectancy is approximately 5 billion more years At its core, the Sun s temperature is about 15 million degrees Celsius

3 Mercury Mercury Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun so the temperature in the daytime gets to a scorching 400 degrees Celsius Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun so the temperature in the daytime gets to a scorching 400 degrees Celsius At night, however, without an atmosphere to hold the heat in, the temperature plummets to -180 Degrees Celsius At night, however, without an atmosphere to hold the heat in, the temperature plummets to -180 Degrees Celsius The surface of Mercury is very similar to Earth s Moon it is rocky and covered with many craters The surface of Mercury is very similar to Earth s Moon it is rocky and covered with many craters Mercury Mercury Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun so the temperature in the daytime gets to a scorching 400 degrees Celsius Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun so the temperature in the daytime gets to a scorching 400 degrees Celsius At night, however, without an atmosphere to hold the heat in, the temperature plummets to -180 Degrees Celsius At night, however, without an atmosphere to hold the heat in, the temperature plummets to -180 Degrees Celsius The surface of Mercury is very similar to Earth s Moon it is rocky and covered with many craters The surface of Mercury is very similar to Earth s Moon it is rocky and covered with many craters

4 Venus Venus Venus is the closest planet in size to Earth Venus is the closest planet in size to Earth It s surface is very hot and dry, contains no liquid and is covered with clouds of sulphuric acid It s surface is very hot and dry, contains no liquid and is covered with clouds of sulphuric acid It takes Venus 225 Earth days to rotate around the Sun It takes Venus 225 Earth days to rotate around the Sun Venus Venus Venus is the closest planet in size to Earth Venus is the closest planet in size to Earth It s surface is very hot and dry, contains no liquid and is covered with clouds of sulphuric acid It s surface is very hot and dry, contains no liquid and is covered with clouds of sulphuric acid It takes Venus 225 Earth days to rotate around the Sun It takes Venus 225 Earth days to rotate around the Sun

5 Earth Earth Earth is estimated to be 3-5 Billion Years old Earth is estimated to be 3-5 Billion Years old 71 % of the Earth's surface is covered with 71 % of the Earth's surface is covered with Earth is the only planet on which can exist in liquid form on the surface which is essential for life as we know it Earth is the only planet on which can exist in liquid form on the surface which is essential for life as we know it Earth Earth Earth is estimated to be 3-5 Billion Years old Earth is estimated to be 3-5 Billion Years old 71 % of the Earth's surface is covered with 71 % of the Earth's surface is covered with Earth is the only planet on which can exist in liquid form on the surface which is essential for life as we know it Earth is the only planet on which can exist in liquid form on the surface which is essential for life as we know it

6 Mars Mars Mars red colour is due to iron oxide (or rust) and it has the consistency of talcum powder Mars red colour is due to iron oxide (or rust) and it has the consistency of talcum powder No human could survive the low pressure of Mars No human could survive the low pressure of Mars Mars lacks an ozone layer and has no liquid Mars lacks an ozone layer and has no liquid Mars Mars Mars red colour is due to iron oxide (or rust) and it has the consistency of talcum powder Mars red colour is due to iron oxide (or rust) and it has the consistency of talcum powder No human could survive the low pressure of Mars No human could survive the low pressure of Mars Mars lacks an ozone layer and has no liquid Mars lacks an ozone layer and has no liquid

7 Jupiter Jupiter Jupiter's mass is 318 times larger than that of the Earth Jupiter's mass is 318 times larger than that of the Earth Although Jupiter is the largest planet, it rotates extremely fast on its orbit Although Jupiter is the largest planet, it rotates extremely fast on its orbit The planet has the shortest day in our Solar System, extending up to only 10 hours The planet has the shortest day in our Solar System, extending up to only 10 hours Jupiter Jupiter Jupiter's mass is 318 times larger than that of the Earth Jupiter's mass is 318 times larger than that of the Earth Although Jupiter is the largest planet, it rotates extremely fast on its orbit Although Jupiter is the largest planet, it rotates extremely fast on its orbit The planet has the shortest day in our Solar System, extending up to only 10 hours The planet has the shortest day in our Solar System, extending up to only 10 hours

8 Saturn Saturn Saturn has 60 known moons, and there are many more yet to be discovered Saturn has 60 known moons, and there are many more yet to be discovered Titan is the largest of Saturn's moons, and is larger than Mercury and Pluto Titan is the largest of Saturn's moons, and is larger than Mercury and Pluto Saturn is the least dense among all known planets weighing less than. It means that it would float, if placed in a body of a size bigger than itself Saturn is the least dense among all known planets weighing less than. It means that it would float, if placed in a body of a size bigger than itself Saturn Saturn Saturn has 60 known moons, and there are many more yet to be discovered Saturn has 60 known moons, and there are many more yet to be discovered Titan is the largest of Saturn's moons, and is larger than Mercury and Pluto Titan is the largest of Saturn's moons, and is larger than Mercury and Pluto Saturn is the least dense among all known planets weighing less than. It means that it would float, if placed in a body of a size bigger than itself Saturn is the least dense among all known planets weighing less than. It means that it would float, if placed in a body of a size bigger than itself

9 Uranus Uranus The pale blue colour of Uranus is caused by the methane in its atmosphere that filters out red light The pale blue colour of Uranus is caused by the methane in its atmosphere that filters out red light Uranus takes some 84 years to orbit the sun Uranus takes some 84 years to orbit the sun Uranus is the only known planet that rotates, or spins, on its side Uranus is the only known planet that rotates, or spins, on its side Uranus Uranus The pale blue colour of Uranus is caused by the methane in its atmosphere that filters out red light The pale blue colour of Uranus is caused by the methane in its atmosphere that filters out red light Uranus takes some 84 years to orbit the sun Uranus takes some 84 years to orbit the sun Uranus is the only known planet that rotates, or spins, on its side Uranus is the only known planet that rotates, or spins, on its side

10 Neptune Neptune Blue Neptune is the smallest out of the four Solar System's gas giants Blue Neptune is the smallest out of the four Solar System's gas giants The gravity of Neptune is only 17% stronger than Earth gravity The gravity of Neptune is only 17% stronger than Earth gravity Neptune is the coldest planet in the Solar System with the temperatures dropping to degrees Celsius Neptune is the coldest planet in the Solar System with the temperatures dropping to degrees Celsius Neptune Neptune Blue Neptune is the smallest out of the four Solar System's gas giants Blue Neptune is the smallest out of the four Solar System's gas giants The gravity of Neptune is only 17% stronger than Earth gravity The gravity of Neptune is only 17% stronger than Earth gravity Neptune is the coldest planet in the Solar System with the temperatures dropping to degrees Celsius Neptune is the coldest planet in the Solar System with the temperatures dropping to degrees Celsius

11 Pluto Pluto Pluto is not a planet any more, but it is still a very interesting dwarf planet in the Solar System Pluto is not a planet any more, but it is still a very interesting dwarf planet in the Solar System As Pluto moves farther from the Sun, its atmosphere freezes and as it moves closer, the ice sublimates to form gas As Pluto moves farther from the Sun, its atmosphere freezes and as it moves closer, the ice sublimates to form gas A day on Pluto lasts for 6 days and 9 hours A day on Pluto lasts for 6 days and 9 hours Pluto Pluto Pluto is not a planet any more, but it is still a very interesting dwarf planet in the Solar System Pluto is not a planet any more, but it is still a very interesting dwarf planet in the Solar System As Pluto moves farther from the Sun, its atmosphere freezes and as it moves closer, the ice sublimates to form gas As Pluto moves farther from the Sun, its atmosphere freezes and as it moves closer, the ice sublimates to form gas A day on Pluto lasts for 6 days and 9 hours A day on Pluto lasts for 6 days and 9 hours

12 Moon Moon Most of the tides on Earth are caused by the gravitational pull of the Moon Most of the tides on Earth are caused by the gravitational pull of the Moon We always see the same side of the Moon and we can never see the 'back' of it from the Earth We always see the same side of the Moon and we can never see the 'back' of it from the Earth Gravity on the Moon is only 17% of the Earth so the objects on the Moon weigh a lot less than they weigh on Earth Gravity on the Moon is only 17% of the Earth so the objects on the Moon weigh a lot less than they weigh on Earth Moon Moon Most of the tides on Earth are caused by the gravitational pull of the Moon Most of the tides on Earth are caused by the gravitational pull of the Moon We always see the same side of the Moon and we can never see the 'back' of it from the Earth We always see the same side of the Moon and we can never see the 'back' of it from the Earth Gravity on the Moon is only 17% of the Earth so the objects on the Moon weigh a lot less than they weigh on Earth Gravity on the Moon is only 17% of the Earth so the objects on the Moon weigh a lot less than they weigh on Earth

13 Comet Comet Comets come from two places: The Kuiper Belt, and the Oort Cloud Comets come from two places: The Kuiper Belt, and the Oort Cloud Comets have three distinct parts: a nucleus, a coma, and a tail. Comets have three distinct parts: a nucleus, a coma, and a tail. The solid core is called the nucleus, which develops a coma with one or more tails when a comet sweeps close to the Sun The solid core is called the nucleus, which develops a coma with one or more tails when a comet sweeps close to the Sun Comet Comet Comets come from two places: The Kuiper Belt, and the Oort Cloud Comets come from two places: The Kuiper Belt, and the Oort Cloud Comets have three distinct parts: a nucleus, a coma, and a tail. Comets have three distinct parts: a nucleus, a coma, and a tail. The solid core is called the nucleus, which develops a coma with one or more tails when a comet sweeps close to the Sun The solid core is called the nucleus, which develops a coma with one or more tails when a comet sweeps close to the Sun

14 Meteor Meteor Meteors are space particles that enter the earth s atmosphere and vaporize Meteors are space particles that enter the earth s atmosphere and vaporize Most meteors burn up in the atmosphere, but if they survive the frictional heating and strike the surface of the Earth they are called meteorites Most meteors burn up in the atmosphere, but if they survive the frictional heating and strike the surface of the Earth they are called meteorites More than million meteorites (shooting stars) fall to earth everyday More than million meteorites (shooting stars) fall to earth everyday Meteor Meteor Meteors are space particles that enter the earth s atmosphere and vaporize Meteors are space particles that enter the earth s atmosphere and vaporize Most meteors burn up in the atmosphere, but if they survive the frictional heating and strike the surface of the Earth they are called meteorites Most meteors burn up in the atmosphere, but if they survive the frictional heating and strike the surface of the Earth they are called meteorites More than million meteorites (shooting stars) fall to earth everyday More than million meteorites (shooting stars) fall to earth everyday

15 Asteroid Asteroid The vast majority of asteroids are grouped in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter The vast majority of asteroids are grouped in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter Asteroids range in size from dust particles to many miles across Asteroids range in size from dust particles to many miles across Most current theories hold that asteroids are bits and pieces left over from the formation of the solar system Most current theories hold that asteroids are bits and pieces left over from the formation of the solar system Asteroid Asteroid The vast majority of asteroids are grouped in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter The vast majority of asteroids are grouped in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter Asteroids range in size from dust particles to many miles across Asteroids range in size from dust particles to many miles across Most current theories hold that asteroids are bits and pieces left over from the formation of the solar system Most current theories hold that asteroids are bits and pieces left over from the formation of the solar system

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