Solar System Explanation

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Solar System Explanation
The parts of the solar system are the Sun, Planets, the Kuiper Belt(meteors), the Main Belt(asteroids), comets, dwarf planets, and moons. The sun is located in the center of the universe and all of the other objects orbit around it. The sun only rotates about every 25-36 Earth days. The sun is the closest star and a heat source for almost all the planets. All of the planets orbit around the sun but all at different paces. For example, It takes Earth 365 days to orbit around the sun once. All of them also rotate, creating days. Some go faster and some go slower, saturn takes 10.7 hours to rotate one time but Mercury takes 58 Earth days. Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are the inner planets and really small. Jupiter,
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Mercury is the closest planet to the sun(57,900,000 km away from the sun), its orbit around the sun takes 88 Earth days and rotation takes 58 Earth days. It is different from all the other planets because it moves the fastest out of all of the planets in our solar system. The second closest to the sun in Venus(108,200,000). Its orbit takes 225 earth days and rotation takes 243 earth days. Venus is unique from the other planets by shining brighter than all the other planets. After Venus is Earth, with its one moon. Earth is on average 150,000,000 km away from the sun. Its orbit around the sun takes 365.26 days and its rotation takes 24 hours. This planet is unique because it can sustain life and also has all states of matter for water. The last inner planet is Mars, and it has 2 moons. Mars is about 220,000,000 km away from the sun. Its orbit takes 687 earth days and its rotation takes 24.6 hours.This planet is different because it has a volcano that is about twice the size of mount everest. Dividing the inner and outer planets is the Main Asteroid Belt, between Mars and Jupiter. The main belt contains many asteroids, which are solid and irregular bodies. These asteroids also can have small companion moons. This is also home of the Dwarf Planet, Ceres. This is the only dwarf planet in the main belt. Other Dwarf Planets like Pluto are farther out in the solar system, past the …show more content…
Right past the belt is Jupiter(778,400,000 km). Its orbit takes 11.9 earth years to complete but only a 9.9 hour day. Jupiter has 67 moons, and also has transparent rings. A unique feature of Jupiter is its enormous red spot. After Jupiter comes Saturn(1.4 billion km) and all of its rings. It has fourteen subdivisions of rings and 62 moons. An orbit around the sun takes 29.5 Earth years and a rotation takes 10.7 hours. Saturn is unique by its density, its the same as water and this planet would also float. Second to farthest away is the planet Uranus(2.9 billion km). Uranus’ rotation takes about 17.2 hours and its orbit takes 84 Earth years. This planet has 27 moons and also rings. It is also very unique because it is basically sideways, its poles are in the same position as the equators of other planets. The farthest planet from the sun is Neptune, averagely 2.9 billion km away from the sun. Neptune has 13 moons and also has rings. Its orbit takes 164 Earth years and its rotation takes 16.1 hours. Neptune is extremely unique, it gives off more heat than it receives from the sun. It is also the stormiest planet in our solar

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