Synchronous Rotation Fastest moving in its orbit (p^2=a^3) No atmosphere Geologically dead -No volcanoes, tectonics etc. The most eccentric orbit Endured a monstrous impact
Hot, thick atmosphere Retrograde motion Almost the twin of Earth in size Hottest surface in the solar system (900 degrees F) Brightest Planet in the sky SO4 acid rain , thick CO2 atmosphere Active volcanoes Roundest in orbit of all planets.
Only place with life (so far as we know) An atmosphere of n2 and o2 -CO2 is more common Active surface -Plate tectonics, volcanoes Oceans of liquid water The densest planet
Famous for stories of life -Canals on the surface -War of the worlds Largest volcanoes in solar system largest conyon in solar system Thin CO2 atmosphere Hemisphere different Very dry, but had water anciently -A mystery
Largest planet in solar system -2.5 times the mass of all the other planets, moons, etc. combined. The largest storm (Great Red Spot) Thing Ring 63 moons Fastest rotation (9 hours 50 min) Shortest day ~12 year orbit -> Chinese Symbols
Similar in nature to Jupiter -But colder which makes the belt zones less pronounced lowest density-less than water 61 moons spectacular set of rings
Faint, seasonal cloud features rotation axis tipped on its side (98 degrees) Thin rings offset magnetic field
More structure in the atmosphere Great Dark Spot Fastest, strongest winds Methane crystal clouds coldest temperature offset magnetic field again