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  • Uranus, The Planet Of Planet

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    Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun, right behind Saturn, and in front of Neptune. Uranus is considered a Jovian planet alongside with Jupiter, Saturn & Neptune. In 1781, a British astronomer named William Hershel discovered the planet of Uranus. Hershel discovered the planet through his 6-inch telescope and thought it moved relative to the star, but noticed it traveled rather slow to be a star of some sort. Hershel originally wanted to name the planet Georgium Sidus, which is Latin for “George’s

  • The Planet Of Planet Mercury

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    Introduction The planet Mercury is very difficult to study from the Earth because of its proximity to the Sun. It is the second smallest planet (it was believed to be the smallest until the discovery that Pluto is actually much smaller than originally thought), and also the fastest in its orbit since it is the innermost planet. Solar System Records Highest uncompressed density. Highest diurnal variation in temperature. Only Solar System object with a 3:2 spin-orbit resonance. it rotates on its

  • The Planet Of Earth : Planet Earth

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    Descriptions of the 8 planets including a dwarf planet: Mercury: Mercury is only slightly larger than earth’s moon and the sun is the closest to this planet than any other planet. This planet can reach 840 degrees Fahrenheit (450 Celsius). Its diameter is 3,031 miles (4,878 km), its orbit is 88 earth days and mercury’s full day lasts 58.6 earth days. Venus: Venus takes first place when it comes to the hottest planet. Venus is substantially hot with an atmosphere that is toxic. The diameter is

  • Planet

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    limits of our solar system there is a planet unlike any other, Pluto. Pluto was discovered in February of 1930 by an American astronomer, Clyde Tombaugh. It is the only planet to have been discovered by an American. All though we have known of the existence of Pluto for over thirty years now, there are still many mysteries surrounding this celestial body. Being the farthest planet has made it difficult to study Pluto, Adding to the obscurity of this strange planet is that the capability to send spacecraft

  • The Planet, And Jovian Planets In The Solar System

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    The term planet is originated from the ancient Greek word planetes which translates to wanderer. This is a fitting characterisation as the planets in our Solar System and others “wander” or orbit around central point - a star. A planet is a celestial body which moves in an elliptical orbit around a star. Our Solar System which is located in the outer arms of the spiral galaxy, the Milky Way, has a unique and diverse composition. The Solar System consists of our star, the Sun, eight planets, and the

  • Planet Neptune

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    Neptune is the eighth and farthest planet from the Sun in the Solar System. It is the fourth-largest planet by diameter and the third-largest by mass. Neptune is 17 times the mass of Earth and is somewhat more massive than its near-twin Uranus, which is 15 times the mass of Earth but not as dense.[12] On average, Neptune orbits the Sun at a distance of 30.1 AU, approximately 30 times the Earth–Sun distance. Named for the Roman god of the sea, its astronomical symbol is ♆, a stylised version of the

  • The Angels And The Planets

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    a so called chain of being, that stretches from the creator into all that exists. There is a connection between even the largest objects fathomable in the universe, all the way down to the smallest particle on our own planet. Likewise, our soul, thoughts, the angels and the planets, our instincts, and our very human nature are inseparable from this cosmic order of being. We are eternally united with our creator, the universe, and to all beings in it. (Tillyard, 25-27) The universe was intended to

  • Is The Planet Venus, The Most Brightest Star In The Planet?

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    extremely chaotic and hellish planet. Even though it is called earth’s twin because of how alike their size, mass, and density are so much alike, they have nothing else in common. Venus is the third brightest star in the sky, which has something to do with its name. It has one of the most unique orbital characteristics in our solar system. There are phenomenons in its atmosphere that happen nowhere else in our solar system. Venus also has a rich history of exploration. The planet Venus is one of the brightest

  • Terrestrial Planets Essay

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    1. What are the terrestrial planets? The terrestrial planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. These planets are composed primarily of silicate rocks with structures consisting of a central metallic core, mostly iron, with a surrounding silicate mantle. 2. How were Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune formed? Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune were formed by different types of rock and frozen materials (water, ammonia, and methane). These materials were once planetesmals, which formed from

  • Jupiter: The Biggest Planet

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    Review of Literature I. Introduction- History of Jupiter Jupiter is the most massive planet in our solar system. The planet was named after the kings of gods in Roman mythology. In a related way, the ancient Greeks named it after Zeus, the king of the Greek pantheon. Jupiter has helped transform the way we saw the universe in 1610 when Galileo discovered Jupiter's four largest moons. This project will describe Jupiter's characteristics. Some of these characteristics include size, Great Red