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    Inner Planets

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    Inner and Outer Planets Have you ever wondered the differences between the planets while looking up at the night sky? Although the planets have many differences, we can still tell them apart from what we’ve learned from them. They have some similarities, not much, but it’s enough for us to be able to compare them. We’ve learned their sizes, layers, what they’re made of, how they were founded and much more. Unlike the outer planets, the inner planets have rocky surfaces, which is called the crust of the planet and isn’t very thick. They have valleys, mountains, and large flat plains. Each of the inner planets have metal cores. The inner planets are the warmest/ hottest planets, Mercury for instance, it’s day side is very hot since it’s closer to the sun, but the…

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    The Red Planet

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    focused on Mars and whether or not life can, or ever has, existed on the Red Planet. Jim Bell, a professor that specializes in the study…

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    The Planet Jupiter

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    The planet Jupiter is one of the five objects to be visible from Earth in the solar system. Of these bodies it is the second largest behind the sun. Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System with a mass of 1.899x1027kg orbiting at 5.2AU from the Sun. Jupiter is orbited by 67 moons of which the first four are called the Galilean moons as of their discovery in 1614 by Galileo. Jupiter formed about 4.6billion years ago from the cloud of dust and gas that made up the early Solar System.…

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    Terrestrial Planets

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    Mercury is a terrestrial planet in our solar system. Apart from the planet being closest to the sun, it is also the smallest planet in our solar system. Terrestrial planets differ from jovian planets as they are smaller Earth-like planets that consist of solid surfaces, few moons point, they have topological features such as peaks and valleys, and are most notably before the freezing point in the solar system. In Mercury’s case, the planet is the closest to the sun, giving it a very thin…

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    Planet 451

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    After arriving on Planet 451 in the Kuiper belt, I would assess the problems of the colony according to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. According to Maslow’s hierarchy, the basest needs of the colony have already been covered – the physiological necessities like food, water, and sleep. I would make sure the communications with mission control was working well in case of an emergency. I would create a socialist government, with jobs and resources distributed equally among all members. Next, I would…

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    There are many unique contrasts between Jovian and Terrestrial Planets. Firstly, Jovian Planets are visibly bigger than the Terrestrial Planets, which, are notably smaller. The reason, a Jovian Planet is bigger than a terrestrial planet due to its closeness to the sun as well as its chemical composition. Secondly, A Jovian Planet has rings while a Terrestrial Planet has none. A Jovian Planet’s rings have a composition of rock and ice that orbit the sun. However, A Terrestrial Planet does not…

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    A planet bigger than any in our solar system may be lurking in the darkness slowly getting close to our solar system again from a 15,000 year journey. Now what might this planet’s name is? Planet X or Planet Phattie which was discovered in 1906 by Percival Lowell in the Lowell observatory in Flagstaff Arizona. But some farther into the past, a mathematician Urban le Verrier in 1846 discovered Neptune since there were irregular patterns in Uranus’s orbit, and scientists think since new little…

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    Venus, The First Planet

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    “Named for the Roman goddess of love and beauty, Venus is also the only planet that is named for a female.” ("Venus, Second Planet from the Sun, Brightest Planet in Solar System." Space.com. Web. 30 Apr. 2014) Venus has fewer impact craters than any other planet. Also unlike most planets, Venus turns clockwise on its axis, as opposed to counter-clockwise. This is called retrograde rotation. It is said that this is because of their close position to the Sun. Appearing to be a nice golden color,…

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    Pluto Planet

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    science a planet is a celestial body that is in the orbit of the sun, has a certain mass and has cleared the neighborhood around its orbit. A dwarf planet is also a celestial body that orbits the sun, has a certain mass, but has not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit and is not a satellite. This is what we use to classify planets but we don’t have an actual definition for the word planet. Pluto has been a part of our solar system for a long time now, but the question is Pluto a planet is…

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    Should Pluto Be A Planet?

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    opinions, Pluto should be a planet. Scientists have been debating for years whether Pluto should considered a planet and part of our solar system. Pluto should still be a planet regardless of its size, and there are plenty more information to understand why it should be a planet, especially in our solar system. First of all, according to, Discovery Education, “For 80 years, schoolchildren have been taught that the Solar System has nine planets, from innermost Mercury to outermost Pluto. The…

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