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Planets Display

Planets Display

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Published by Lane Strahan
Learning about our planets!
Learning about our planets!

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Published by: Lane Strahan on Jul 26, 2013
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The Sun
The Sun is made mostly of a gas called
hydrogen
The core of the sun is made of a gas called
helium
Sunspots are cooler areas of the Sun that look
like dark spots on its surface
The temperature on the surface of the Sun isabout 10,000
°
F.
The Sun’s centre (or
core
) is 27 times wider thanEarth and has a temperature of 15 million
°
celcius
 
 
Mercury
Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun
During the day Mercury is hot (up to 427
°
c
 –
 over four times hotter than boiling water!), butat night it is freezing cold. This is because
there is no atmosphere to keep the Sun’s heat
near to the planet.
Mercury is a rocky planet with a large metalcore made of 
iron and nickel 
.
There is no water on Mercury and it iscovered in craters.
It takes Mercury 88 Earth days to orbit theSun.
Mercury is 57.9 million km from the Sun.
 
 
Venus
Is the second planet from the Sun andthe closest planet to Earth. It is108,000,000 km from the sun.
Venus has an atmosphere. A layer of thick, swirling clouds hides the surface of Venus.
Venus’ atmosphere contains carbon
dioxide
The clouds trap the Sun’s heat and it is
hotter on Venus than on Mercury.
The clouds contain acid.
Much of the surface of Venus is coveredin lava from the many volcanoes on thesurface of Venus.

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