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Planets

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Sun
a star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system. It is 93,000,000 miles from the Earth.
Mercury
the closest planet to the Sun, very cold on one side and very hot on the other, smallest planet, and no moons.
Venus
the 2nd planet from Sun, known as Earth's sister planet, covered with volcanoes, no moon, hottest planet, and rotates very slowly and backwards.
Earth
the 3rd planet from Sun. Has one moon, orbits the sun in 365 days and one rotation in 24 hours, and life exists on Planet Earth.
Mars
the 4th planet from Sun. Called Red planet because red color caused by iron in the crust that has rusted, has polar ice caps and 1/2 the size of Earth.
Jupiter
the 5th planet from Sun. Has the most moons, largest planet, gas giant and has a large red spot.
Saturn
the 6th planet from Sun. Spectacular rings made mostly of ice and frosted rock and gas giant made mostly of hydrogen gas.
Uranus
the 7th planet from Sun. rotates on its side, blue green color and gas giant.
Neptune
the 8th planet from Sun. Another gas giant and blue color due to Methane gas, has the highest winds in solar system, and rotates counterclockwise.
Pluto
Since 2006, no longer termed planet, but now called "Dwarf Planet".
Inner Planets
Small, rocky planets that orbit closest to the sun including Mercury, Venus, Earth, & Mars.
Outer Planets
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, & Neptune. Called Gas Giants.
Moon
a satellite that revolves around a planet.
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Name the order of the planets from the sun.
Cloud of nebula, protostar, main sequence star, red giant, white dwarf, black dwarf
Life Cycle of a star

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