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Name: _________________________________ Date: __________________________________ SNC1P – PLANETS AND OUR SOLAR SYSTEM The solar system consists of _____________________, _________________________, _____________________, and ______________________. A planet is a ____________, ______________ heavenly body that _______________ a star and shines with light reflected from the star. We know of _________________ planets that orbit our sun in our _____________ _________________. We can remember the order of the planets using this acronym: ACRONYM WORD PLANET NAME M V E M J S U N MERCURY: The _______________________ planet in our solar system. It takes ______ days to go around the sun one time. Mercury goes around the sun ___ times while the earth goes around once. The _____________ largest planet in our solar system and _________________ from the sun. Of all the planets, it comes _______________ to the earth. The earth is at least _________________________________ years old. It is made mostly of _____________. Called the _____ ____________________ because of its reddish appearance. It is the planet most likely to _________________ _________. Jupiter is the ____________ ______________ in the solar system. Its diameter is ______________________ kilometers, more than _____ times VENUS: EARTH: MARS: JUPITER: Name: _________________________________ Date: __________________________________ SATURN: URANUS: NEPTUNE: that of Earth, and about _________ that of the sun. It would take more than ___________Earths to fill up the volume of Jupiter. When viewed from Earth, Jupiter appears brighter than most ____________. Saturn is the ______________ largest planet in the Solar System, after ________________. Along with the planets _, Uranus and Neptune it is classified as a ______ ____________ (also known as a Jovian planet, after the planet Jupiter). Uranus is the __________ largest planet in the solar system. Uranus was the first planet discovered in modern times. Though it is visible to the naked eye like the _______ __________________ ______________, it was never recognized as a planet by ancient observers due to its dimness. But in __________, it was the first planet to be discovered using a _________________. Neptune is the ________________ and _________________ planet from the Sun in the Solar System. It is the ________________ largest planet by diameter, and the _______________ largest by mass. Neptune is ____ times the mass of Earth. What happened to Pluto????!??! PLANETARY DATA: Name: _________________________________ Date: __________________________________ Name MERCURY VENUS EARTH MARS JUPITER SATURN URANUS NEPTUNE Distance Diamete Mass Orbital Period from Sun Named (relative to (relative to (relative to (million Moons Earth) Earth) Earth) km) 0.382 0.949 1 0.532 11.209 9.449 4.007 3.883 58 108 150 228 778 1429 2871 4504 0.06 0.82 1 0.11 317.8 95.2 14.6 17.2 0.24 0.62 1 1.88 11.86 29.46 84.01 164.8 — — 1 2 63 60 27 13 Rings Atmosphere no no no no yes yes yes yes minimal CO2, N2 N2, O2 CO2, N2 H2, He H2, He H2, He H2, He 1. What planet takes the longest to go around the sun? 2. What planet takes the least amount of time to go around the sun? 3. What do all of the planets with no rings have in common? 4. What do all of the planets with rings have in common? 5. In terms of size, which planet is most like earth? 6. The asteroid belt is between what two planets?
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