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Planet

All planets except Mercury and Venus have at least one moon. Saturn has the greatest number of moons—18. In 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope detected what appeared to be four additional moons of Saturn; however, that discovery has yet to be confirmed. Planet | Number of Moons | Names of Moons | Mercury | 0 | | Venus | 0 | | Earth | 1 | The Moon (sometimes called Luna) | Mars | 2 | Phobos, Deimos | | Jupiter | 16* | Metis, Adrastea, Amalthea, Thebe, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto...

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Planet

Skill – Reading Comprehension Name: _________________________ Is Pluto a Planet? By: National Geographic Kids (Adapted by Have Fun Teaching) Many people are saying that Pluto is no longer a planet. Are they right? Is Pluto no longer a planet? There's debate in the scientific world about this issue. National Geographic News says that, according to the International Astronomical Union, a full-fledged planet is an object that orbits the sun and is large enough to have become round due to the...

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Planet

limits of our solar system there is a planet unlike any other, Pluto. Pluto was discovered in February of 1930 by an American astronomer, Clyde Tombaugh. It is the only planet to have been discovered by an American. All though we have known of the existence of Pluto for over thirty years now, there are still many mysteries surrounding this celestial body. Being the farthest planet has made it difficult to study Pluto, Adding to the obscurity of this strange planet is that the capability to send spacecraft...

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Jovian Planets

Jovian Planets Ranging between 4.95 and 30.4 AU away from the Sun are the Jovian planets. Jovian means of or relating to either the planet or the mythological god, Jupiter. The Jovian planets, also referred to as gas giants, are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. These planets all fit the category of being a Jovian planet due to the mutual inclusiveness of a thick atmosphere composed of hydrogen and helium. These planets are not solid, they only become denser further towards the core...

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Comparison of the Planets

is Earth the only planet in our solar system capable of sustaining life? Why is Earth the only planet in the solar system that has plentiful liquid water and an atmosphere that can protect the planet from the harmful ultra-violet rays of the Sun? What makes Earth so special? These are some of the questions that will be explored in greater detail as we use Comparative Planetology to understand what makes Earth a habitat for life and what makes it so different from the other planets in our solar system...

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Planet Venus

Joe Landis Block 1 Mr. Craft Research Report Joe Landis i The Planet Venus iii Introduction iii The Surface iii The Atmosphere iii Volcanoes v Magellan Mission v Work Cited Page vii The Planet Venus Introduction The planet we know as Venus is the second planet from the Sun in our solar system. The Planet is also the brightest if we were looking at it from earth. According to a some information I have found it "is the third brightest celestial object in the sky (after the...

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Planet and Sun

Inner Planets The four inner planets are small, dense, and have rocky surfaces. The inner planets are often called the terrestrial planets, from the Latin word terra, which means “Earth.” The Earth has three main layers – a crust, a mantle, and a core divided up into the inner and outer core. Earth is unique in our solar system in having liquid water at its surface. In fact, most of the Earth’s surface, about 70%, is covered in water. Mercury is the smallest of the terrestrial planets and the...

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Planet Earth

ENGLISH CLASS 2013 PLANET EARTH OUR PLANET TEACHER ERICKA SANTIESTEBAN COLEGIO LA ROCA Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and the densest and fifth-largest of the eight planets in the Solar System. It is also the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets. It is sometimes referred to as the world, the Blue Planet, or by its Latin name, Terra. Earth formed approximately 4.54 billion years ago, and life appeared on its surface within one billion years. Earth's biosphere then...

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AILING PLANET

movement’s role in reconstruction of this ailed planet is discussed in the chapter ‘THE AILING PLANET: GREEN MOVEMENT’S ROLE’ in English textbook of class x1.since it is just an article from The Indian Express published on1994 November 24. For the sustainable development of ‘world’s most dangerous animal’ man, he had exploited the nature a lot. It is more than a lot truly. Since nature is the raw material for all our needs, we will be living in an ailed planet soon if the nature is destructed like this...

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Planet Neptune

Physical Science Planet Project 5/3/11 [pic] After the discovery of Uranus, scientist noticed the orbit was not as it should be in accordance to Newton’s law. Neptune was discovered by Johann Galle on September 23, 1846. Neptune has been visited by the Voyager 2; it flew by the planet on August 25, 1989. It was the first planet to be found by a mathematical prediction. Alexis Bouvard thought the change in Uranus’s orbit changed by gravitational perturbation by an unknown planet. The...

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