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Planets, Moons, & Stars

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Mercury
planet closest to the sun
Venus
2nd planet from the sun
Earth
3rd planet from the sun
Mars
the 4th planet from the sun
Jupiter
the 5th planet from the sun
Saturn
6th planet from the sun
Uranus
7th planet from the sun
Neptune
8th planet from the sun
Venus
this planets has the hottest surface
Mars
this planet has two moons: Phobos and Deimos
Mars
has the solar system's largest volcano: Olympus Mons
Jupiter
its 61 moons include Io, Europa, Granymede, Callisto
Saturn
its 62 moons include Titan, 2nd largest in solar system
Uranus
its moons include Miranda, Umbriel, and Ariel
Neptune
has several moons, including Triton
Pluto
its moons include Charon, Hydra and Nix
Uranus
is bluish-green discovered in 1781 by William Herschel
Granymede
largest moon in the Solar System
Neptune
discovered in 1846, this large, gaseous planet with rings, severe dark-colored storms, has a distinctive blue-green color
Uranus
large and gaseous planet that rotates tilted on its side and has thin, dark rings
Saturn
has a complex ring system and a thick atmosphere made mostly of hydrogen and helium
Pluto
discovered in 1938, it is classified as a kuiper belt object and has never been visited by a probe
Pluto
doesn't orbit in the same plane as the other planets