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The Order of the Planets in the Solar System



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Everybody knows the solar system and how many planets there are. Just about nine which is what makes up the solar system. Now imagine your in a spaceship going the speed of light which is about186,000 mi/sec. Our starting line is the sun the finish Pluto.

Our sun is what makes the system solar. Solar means sun and without it there wouldn't be life. Our sun is about 1.4 million kilometers (900,000 miles) across. Which is about an outstanding 100 Earths that would fit into the solar giant. Currently the sun is the largest object in the Solar System.

Our next stop is the planet Mercury which is the closest planet to the sun. Mercury is 46 million miles from the sun. Mercury has a very thick crust about 500 to 600 kn thick. The planet of Mercury is highly eccentric.

Passing Mercury is the planet Venus which is the Sister planet of the planet Earth. It is also known as the morning and the evening star. It is one of the brightest stars in the night sky, from the reflection of the sun. Venus is also very hot about 200 degrees Fahrenheit everywhere. This is because of the greenhouse effect, not much of the suns rays are released back into space.

Then we come to ours truly Earth which is the only planet to have life on it as far as we know. Earth has a thick atmosphere and does have the greenhouse effect but not like Venus. Most of Earth's surface is 67% salt water and 3% fresh water. the other 30% is land and mountains.

Out of reach of Earth we come to the red planet Mars. The planet mars does have proof life was on it by the poles which is only dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide.) The red planet mars is like a brother to the planet Earth but the only thing wrong is that is barely has an atmosphere and red sand.

Then we past up the asteroid belt to the planet gas giant Jupiter. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and contains a storm that has been going on for centuries called the "Great red spot". Jupiter does have an atmosphere but only of methane gas and other harmful gases. Jupiter doesn't have a solid surface but does have a core.

Next planet is the ringed on Saturn. Saturn is called "The father of Jupiter" because of the size and it's atmosphere. Saturn is famous for it's rings which are frozen space junk like asteroids, meteors and meteorites. The planet also has no solid surface and does have a core.

Next on the tour is the planet Uranus. Uranus is one of the most beautiful planets in the solar system because of it's blue color of methane gas. The planet Uranus is also famous for a ring that is vertical.

Our second to last planet is Neptune which also has a spot called the "Great dark spot". In there is a storm much greater then Jupiter's because of the lack of solar energy. Neptune is like the twin sister of Uranus because of the blue methane gas they share.

Last in this tour is the DWARF planet Pluto. Pluto is the furthest planet from the sun and is the only planet with an icy surface. Pluto is among many other dwarf planets like it. Pluto has barely a core to hear itself and can't contain life.

Now we all head back to Earth from this extraordinary adventure though the solar system.

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