This set includes some information about the planets in our Solar System.
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(Which is good for us)
Which planet is the only one with life on it?
It can get up to 473 degrees C during the day, and -127 degrees C at night. That is a difference of 600 degrees Celsius.
Which planet experiences the widest range of temperatures?
The Greenhouse Effect: Its atmosphere contains gases that trap thermal heat that comes from the sun. Heat is trapped on Venus like it gets trapped in an oven.
Which planet has the highest average temperatures? Why?
1. Size (inner planets are small compared to the outer planets)
2. What they're also known as (inner planets are called "terrestrials" and outer planets are called "gas giants")
3. Composition/Density (inner planets are much denser than outer planets are)
4. Space between them (inner planets are close together, while outer planets are spaced far apart)
Name 4 differences between the inner planets and the outer planets.
Venus has the longest day of the inner planets.
A planet's "day" is the same as its "period of rotation".
Which of the inner planets has the longest day?
It has an axis that is only 8 degrees off of 0.
Which planet is tilted on its side? It is also known as the "Small Giant".
Saturn's density is 0.69 g/cm3. With a density less than 1, it could theoretically float in water. That, of course, would be largest pool of water in the solar system by far.
Which planet has the lowest density?
Neptune is the slowest planet.
Planets that are furthest away from the sun travel slowest, while those that are closer to the sun travel faster.
Which planet travels the slowest?
It's year is only 88 Earth days long.
Which planet has the shortest period of revolution? (the shortest year)
Uranus is the largest of those choices.
It is a gas giant, while the rest are terrestrial (inner) planets.
Which of the following planets is the largest?
Mars, Earth, Uranus, or Venus
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