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Sun
-no moons
-solar flares
-8 mins for sunlight to reach earth
-prominance
-sun spots
-made of hydrogen & helium
-nuclear fusion
Mercury
-closest to the sun
-thin atmosphere
-no moons
-craters
-large temp. range
Venus
-no moons
-made of carbon-dioxide
-covered w/ clouds
-day longer than year
-retrograde-spins backwards
-hottest planet-greenhouse effect
Earth
-1 moon
-71% H2O
-only planet with life
Mars
-rust in soil
-2 moons
-last inner planet
-explored with rover
Jupiter
-thick atmosphere of hyforgen and helium
-great red spot swirling clouds
-17 moons
-300 times mass of earth
-largest planet
Saturn
-gas planet
-57 moons
-complex ring system
-rings made of ice, rock, and dust
-made of hydrogen helium & methane
-biggest moon "titan"
Uranus
-4x's the diameter of earth
-18 moons
-gas planet
-made of methane
-tilted at 90 degree angle
-blue/has rings
Neptune
-covered with thick clouds
-has a dark spot which is a storm
-13 moons
-largest moon "triton"
Pluto
-icy surface
-no longer a planet
-3 moons
-farthest from the sun