Monday, March 23, 2009

The Solar System - In Pictures

The Solar System

The Solar System

The Sun
The Sun, an average-sized, middle-aged star, formed almost 5 billion years ago from a cloud of gas and dust.

The Solar System

Mercury
Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, takes only 88 days to orbit the Sun.

The Solar System

Venus
The surface of Venus, the brightest object in the sky after the Sun and Moon, is covered with craters, mountains, volcanos, and lava plains.

The Solar System

Earth
Earth is the third planet from the Sun and takes 23 hours, 56 minutes to spin on its axis one time.

The Solar System

The Moon
The Moon, located 238,000 miles from Earth, has a temperature of 225° F during the day and drops down to -243° at night.

The Solar System

Mars
Rust in the soil creates the Red Planet's signature color.

The Solar System

Jupiter
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, with a diameter of 89,000 miles.

The Solar System

Saturn
Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, has a ring system made up of ice and rock particles, some as big as a minivan.

The Solar System

Uranus
Uranus, the third-largest planet in the solar system, has an average temperature of -350° F and does not have a solid surface.

The Solar System

Neptune
Neptune has 13 moons, the two largest are Triton and Nereid.

The Solar System

Pluto
Pluto, reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006, is located nearly 40 times as far from the Sun as Earth.

The Solar System

Asteroids
Asteroids, chunks of rock and metal that orbit the Sun, sometimes collide with the Earth. This is one possible explanation for the extinction of dinosaurs.

The Solar System

Comets
Comets, thought to be leftovers of the early solar system, are made of dust, rocks, organic.

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