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Mercury

planet closest to the Sun; has a thin atmosphere with temperature extremes, an iron core, and many craters and high cliffs

Mercury Surface Temperature

183C

Venus

second planet from the Sun; has a dense atmosphere with high temperatures, a surface with craters, faultlike cracks, and volcanoes; sometimes called Earth's twin. NO MOONS

Venus Rotational Period

284days

Venus Revolutionary Period

225 days

Venus Surface Temp

867 F

Mars

fourth planet from the Sun; appears reddish because of iron oxide in weathered rocks; has polar ice caps, a thin atmosphere, and two moons: phobos and deimos

Mars Surface Temp

-70 F

Jupiter

largest planet and fifth planet from the Sun; has faint rings, 63 moons, an atmosphere formed mostly of hydrogen and helium, and its surface has continuous storms

Io

Jupiters moon.Acticve volcanoes because of tidal flexing

Europa

Jupiters Moon. Might possibly have a huge ocean and life.

Saturn

second-largest and sixth planet from the Sun; has a complex ring system, at least 31 moons, and a thick atmosphere made mostly of hydrogen and helium

Jupiter Rotation

9.9 hours

Jupiter Revolution

11.8 yrs

Jupiter Surface Temp

-116 F

Saturn Surface Temp

-220 F

Saturn Revolution

10,747 days

Saturn Rotation

10.7 hours

Saturn's Moons

Titan and Enceladus. Titan is the first non planet that has an atmosphere

Pluto

smallest planet and usually considered to be the ninth planet from the Sun; has a thin atmosphere and a solid, icy-rock surface. 3 moons

Pkuto Surface Temp

-373 F

Pluto Rotation

15.3 hrs

Pluto Revolution

248 yrs

Pluto Moons

Nix, Hydra, Charon

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