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  • The Solar System : The History Of The Solar System

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    The Solar System The solar system was created 4.6 billion years ago by a gravitational collapse. A solar system is a star that has planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and meteoroids travel around it. The solar system contains eight known planets which are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune. There is around several hundred dwarf plants but only five are currently recognized. The solar system has about 181 moons which orbit around the planets in the solar system. There is

  • The Solar System

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    and all other celestial structures collaborate to run the quintessential system that we live in, which has been our home for millions of years, the solar system. Yet, we commonly ignore the thought, why does our solar system, hence the word system, join effort with all structures to create the exemplary world we know today? To figure out the answer to this question, it is essential to understand and appreciate our solar system. The world is exactly how we humans desire, convenient for us to simply

  • The Solar System

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    The solar system consists of our sun and everything that travels around it such as, eight planets and their moons, asteroids, comets, and other space objects. Our solar system is constantly in motion and has an elliptical shape which means it looks like an egg. It is believed to be more than 4 million years old and contain some of our most amazing discoveries. Theories suggest that our solar system along with our Universe formed due to the “big bang.” The big bang was an explosion that in response

  • Physics Of The Solar System

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    Final Examination In our solar system we see many characteristics be brought out by the sun and the planets. Five of the main properties that will be discussed are geology, chemical composition of the interior and atmosphere, interior structure, orbital time.speed, and distance from the Sun, and comparative planetology. Planetary geology is the study of the structure, composition, processes, and origin of major and minor planetary bodies in our solar system. The goal is to understand the origin

  • The Evolution Of The Solar System

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    of them is the evolution of the Solar System, which is composed of the Sun and everything that travels around it. This includes eight planets and their natural satellites such as the Earth’s moon; dwarf planets such as Pluto and Ceres; asteroids; comets and meteoroids (Solar System Exploration, 2014). The Solar System is located in the Milky Way Galaxy, which is a part of a galactic group under the Virgo Supercluster. Figure 1 shows the location of our Solar System in the Universe. Many theories have

  • The Solar System Of The Sun

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    The solar system consists of the Sun; the nine planets, 67 satellites of the planets and a large number of small bodies (comets and asteroids). The inner solar system contains the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. The planets of the outer solar system are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The orbits of the planets are ellipses with the Sun at one focus. To start off, our Sun is the most important part of our solar system. It is the biggest object and does have about 98% of the whole mass of

  • Physics Of The Solar System

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    Our solar system is home to many different types of planets and moons. These differences can vary from the elements that make up the objects to the size of them. While there are many different solar systems in the galaxy, they are unique in their own way. The main reason for the differences in the solar systems is their formation at the start of their life. Our solar system 's objects contain many differences that exist because of the unique way in which our solar system formed. While there are many

  • Solar System Misconceptions

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    Misconceptions of the Solar System In our research we have found that students who are in grades 6th through 8th and below find themselves believing in the misconception that our solar system is only made up of the sun, as well as eight planets. The California Science Standards state that, “The solar system consists of the sun and the collection of objects, including planets, their moons, and asteroids that are held around the sun by its gravitational pull.” (NGSS, 2017). When a teacher is applying

  • Our Solar System

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    our Solar System. Include important facts and figures.  Sun- It is an average start. It has around 50 degrees Celsius. It takes 8 minutes to look at the sun. You can fit 1.3 million Earth inside the Sun’s shell. The diameter of the Sun is 1,392,000km.  Moon (Luna) - The moon was formed 4.6 billion years ago, much later than the Solar System. The first moon landed was in 1969 by the USA. The first man stepped on the moon was in 1972.  Mercury- It is the smallest planet in the Solar System and the

  • Essay on The Solar System

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    The Solar System What are planets? Planets are kinda like asteroid around the sun. There are nine planets in the solar system, Mercury, Venus, Earth ( Our planet ), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn,Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. The Terrestrial Planets The terrestrial planets are the four innermost planets in the solar system, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. They are called terrestrial because they have a compact, rocky surface like the Earth's. The planets, Venus, Earth, and Mars have significant