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  1. The Planets

    Slide 1 - The Planets

  2. The two primary motions are revolution and rotation. All planets, satellites, and Sun revolve and rotate counterclockwise (except Venus’ rotates clockwise).

    Slide 3 - The two primary motions are revolution and rotation. All planets, satellites, and Sun revolve and rotate counterclockwise (except Venus’ rotates clockwise).

  3. The Terrestrial Planets

    Slide 4 - The Terrestrial Planets

    • Mercury
    • Venus
    • Earth (of course)
    • Mars
  4. MercurySmallCratersNo atmosphereDay temp 801 degree FNight temp -279 degree F

    Slide 6 - MercurySmallCratersNo atmosphereDay temp 801 degree FNight temp -279 degree F

  5. VenusRotates BackwardTemp 864 degree F167 VolcanoesAll volcanoes bigger than HawaiiAtmosphere of CO2Clouds of Sulfuric Acid

    Slide 8 - VenusRotates BackwardTemp 864 degree F167 VolcanoesAll volcanoes bigger than HawaiiAtmosphere of CO2Clouds of Sulfuric Acid

  6. Surface of Venus

    Slide 9 - Surface of Venus

  7. MarsTilted similar to Earth’s tiltCO2 atmosphereLargest Mt in Solar SystemCanyon System (2,500 miles long, 4.5 miles deep)Grand Canyon is 500 miles long, 1 mile deep

    Slide 10 - MarsTilted similar to Earth’s tiltCO2 atmosphereLargest Mt in Solar SystemCanyon System (2,500 miles long, 4.5 miles deep)Grand Canyon is 500 miles long, 1 mile deep

  8. Olympus Mons

    Slide 12 - Olympus Mons

  9. Asteroid BeltBetween Mars and Jupiter

    Slide 13 - Asteroid BeltBetween Mars and Jupiter

  10. CeresLargest Asteroid or Dwarf Planet590 miles across

    Slide 14 - CeresLargest Asteroid or Dwarf Planet590 miles across

  11. Jovian Planets

    Slide 15 - Jovian Planets

  12. Jupiter

    Slide 16 - Jupiter

  13. Giant Red SpotStorm

    Slide 17 - Giant Red SpotStorm

  14. Interior of JupiterRocky CoreMetallic HydrogenLiquid HydrogenHydrogen-Helium Gas

    Slide 18 - Interior of JupiterRocky CoreMetallic HydrogenLiquid HydrogenHydrogen-Helium Gas

  15. Jupiter has 65 MoonsTwo are IO and Europa

    Slide 19 - Jupiter has 65 MoonsTwo are IO and Europa

  16. IOin True Color400 Volcanoes

    Slide 20 - IOin True Color400 Volcanoes

  17. EuropaIcy Surface with liquid water under the surface

    Slide 21 - EuropaIcy Surface with liquid water under the surface

  18. SaturnWinds of 1120 miles per hourLarge and powerful magnetic fieldAuroras

    Slide 22 - SaturnWinds of 1120 miles per hourLarge and powerful magnetic fieldAuroras

  19. RingsPieces of ice form the rings

    Slide 23 - RingsPieces of ice form the rings

  20. Interior of SaturnRocky CoreMetallic HydrogenLiquid HydrogenHydrogen Gas

    Slide 24 - Interior of SaturnRocky CoreMetallic HydrogenLiquid HydrogenHydrogen Gas

  21. TitanLarger than MercuryHas an atmosphere of NitrogenClouds of hydrocarbon molecules

    Slide 25 - TitanLarger than MercuryHas an atmosphere of NitrogenClouds of hydrocarbon molecules

  22. Uranus was discovered in 1781 by Sir William Herschel using a telescope.

    Slide 26 - Uranus was discovered in 1781 by Sir William Herschel using a telescope.

  23. UranusRotates on its side

    Slide 27 - UranusRotates on its side

  24. Uranus and Neptune’s InteriorDense mixtures of water, ammonia, and methaneIce Giants

    Slide 28 - Uranus and Neptune’s InteriorDense mixtures of water, ammonia, and methaneIce Giants

  25. On September 23, 1846 Johann Galle discovered the predicted planet, Neptune.

    Slide 29 - On September 23, 1846 Johann Galle discovered the predicted planet, Neptune.

  26. NeptuneTilt is similar to Earth thus it has seasonsLarge storms with winds of 1300 mph17 times the size of Earth

    Slide 30 - NeptuneTilt is similar to Earth thus it has seasonsLarge storms with winds of 1300 mph17 times the size of Earth

  27. TritonOne of Neptune’s 13 moonsLarger than Pluto

    Slide 31 - TritonOne of Neptune’s 13 moonsLarger than Pluto

  28. A  tiny perturbation in Neptune’s orbit suggested another unknown planet, Pluto, discovered in 1930.

    Slide 32 - A tiny perturbation in Neptune’s orbit suggested another unknown planet, Pluto, discovered in 1930.

  29. PlutoPlane of orbit is tiltedOrbit is very ellipticalCharon is larger than Pluto

    Slide 33 - PlutoPlane of orbit is tiltedOrbit is very ellipticalCharon is larger than Pluto

  30. Pluto’s Plane of Orbit

    Slide 34 - Pluto’s Plane of Orbit

  31. Charon - Pluto

    Slide 35 - Charon - Pluto

  32. Kuiper BeltPlanetesimals left over from the formation of the Solar SystemEris is a large planetesimal outside the Kuiper Belt

    Slide 36 - Kuiper BeltPlanetesimals left over from the formation of the Solar SystemEris is a large planetesimal outside the Kuiper Belt

  33. Oort CloudRemains of the original protoplanetary disk

    Slide 38 - Oort CloudRemains of the original protoplanetary disk

  34. Homework # 3

    Slide 41 - Homework # 3