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  • Jovian Planets

    Ch. 11 3. Jovian planets have layered interiors with very high internal temperatures and pressures. The core’s are about 10 times the size of Earth’s consisting of metals, rock, and hydrogen compounds. Jupiter, on the other hand is made almost entirely of hydrogen and helium 4. Because of its large size, Jupiter loses heat very slowly. The planet is still slowly contracting. Contraction converts gravitational energy into thermal energy. Neptune also uses contraction as a way of generating internal heat. Saturn, on the other hand, has liquid helium raining into its interior and it has a less extreme core temperature than Jupiter. 6. Different types of clouds reflect different types of light. Jupiter 's clouds reflect brown and red light. Saturn…

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  • Venus, The First Planet

    “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." 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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  • The Characteristics Of A Dwarf Planet, Pluto And A Dward Planet

    1930 the dwarf planet known as Pluto was discovered! It was discovered by an astronomer named Clyde Tombaugh and named by an 11-year-old girl. It was the farthest planet and the smallest. However when it was discovered it was named a planet because they did not have much information about it. They assumed it was a planet. It looked like a planet so they thought it was a planet. 76 years after Pluto was discovered on August 24th, 2006 astronomers demoted Pluto from planet status to dwarf planet.…

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  • Jovian Planets Essay

    The planets in the solar system are divided into terrestrial and jovian planets. They are different in their position, composition and other features. First of all, let us see what are the jovian and the terrestrial planets. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are the jovian planets. Mercury, Venus and Earth are the terrestrial planets. One of the main differences that can be seen between terrestrial and jovian planets, is their surfaces. While the terrestrial planets are made of solid surfaces,…

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  • Characteristics Of Terrestrial Planets

    collection of eight planets, their moons, asteroids, meteoroids, and comets. These eight planets in our solar system are generally categorized into two types: terrestrial planets, and gas giants. The word terrestrial comes from the Latin word terra which means earth, land, or territory according to From this, terrestrial planets literally means Earth-like rocky planets. This contrasts from gas giants, since gas giants are mostly composed of gases, as assumed from its name.…

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  • Opinion: Pluto Is A Dwarf Planet

    Opinion: Pluto is a Dwarf Planet This astronomical study will define the development of Pluto from being a planet to a “dwarf planet” in the solar system. Pluto is a planet with about 30 to 49 astronomical units away from the sun, and it takes about 5 hours for the light of sun to reach its surface. Pluto also has an orbit of 248 years, which makes the longest orbital time period for a planetary object in the solar system. The mass of Pluto is 1.303±0.003)×1022 kg and the radius of the planet…

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  • The Importance Of Rain On The Planet Venus

    What is it like on other worlds? Let 's take a trip to the first stop in our adventure, the planet Venus. Venus is Earth 's twin. It closely resembles the size of our home. Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system. It has an atmosphere that is composed mostly of carbon dioxide and clouds saturated with sulfuric acid. Sulfuric acid is a strong mineral acid. It is strong enough to eat through living tissues, stone, and even metal! Assuming you would be able to survive all other aspects of…

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  • The Life Of Planet Mars

    Have you ever wanted to live on another planet? Many children throughout time have always dreamt of this great childhood idea, who would have ever imagined that it might be a possibility that some day people will see Mars with their own eyes. It seems so bizarre to believe that this might actually happen. Many movies that have been made in the past such as “Mission to Mars” and “The Martian” make the public more and more interested/ intrigued about the actual idea of humans actually some day…

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  • Dwarf Planet Essay

    Seaghan Kinneen 8.5 billion miles from the Sun, over ninety-one times the distance between the Earth and the Sun, stands the newest addition to the Solar System. 2014 UZ224, located some 4.83 billion miles beyond Pluto, joined Ceres, Eris, Haumea, Makemake, and the aforementioned Pluto, as the most recently discovered Solar System Dwarf Planet. To understand the definition of a Dwarf Planet, one must understand the definition of a regular planet. In a 2006 assembly that has gained notoriety…

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  • What Is A Planet Essay

    definition for the word “planet” and show you how difficult it can really be. For the first rule, it cannot be just a bunch of examples, the emphasis is highlighted on the word “just.” It is more than acceptable to use examples…

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