science study guide the nine planets

Mercury
orbits the sun very fast

Mercury
second smallest planet

Mercury
very cold on one side & very hot on the other

Mercury
rotates slowly

Mercury
no moons

Mercury
rocky planet

Mercury
many meteor craters

Mercury
closest planet to the sun

Venus
second closet planet to the sun

Venus
covered with clouds of carbon dioxide

Venus
rotates very slowly and backwards

Venus
hottest planet

Venus
has no magnetic field

Venus
earth’s sister in size and denisty

Venus
covered with volcanoes

Venus
no moon

Venus
rocky planet

Earth
third planet from the sun

Earth
has one moon

Earth
orbits the sun in 365 days

Earth
one rotation is 24 hours

Earth
93,000,000 miles from the sun

Mars
fourth planet from the sun

Mars
has polar ice caps

Mars
called the red planet

Mars
red color caused by iron in the crust that has rusted

Mars
about 1/2 the size of earth

Mars
rotation about the same as on earth

Mars
revolution about two times that of earth

Mars
rocky planet

Jupiter
fifth planet from the sun

Jupiter
largest planet

Jupiter
has the most moons

Jupiter
rotates very rapidly

Jupiter
has a large red spot

Jupiter
gas giant

Saturn
sixth planet from the sun

Saturn
has the seond largest number of moons

Saturn
spectacular rings made mostly of ice and frosted rock

Saturn
made mostly of hydrogen gas

Saturn
2nd largest planet

Saturn
gas giant

Uranus
seventh planet from the sun

Uranus
blue green color

Uranus
third largest planet

Uranus
rotates on its side

Uranus
gas giant

Neptune
eighth planet from the sun

Neptune
rotates counterclockwise

Neptune
blue color due to Methane gas

Neptune
has the higest winds in the solar system

Neptune
has a large blue spot

Neptune
gas giant

Pluto
ninth planet from the sun usually

Pluto
has a moon named Charon

Pluto
discovered in 1938

Pluto
smallest planet

Pluto
has a long ellipitcal orbit

Pluto
rocky planet

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