The Outer Planets

Zach Weeks and Christian Warhola

Introduction

Throughout this project, we will be discussing Outer Planets in the Solar System. There are four Outer Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. We will also be compare and contrasting their qualities.


Jupiter

Jupiter is the closest outer planet to the sun. Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. It is about 1320 times bigger than the earth. Like all of the other outer planets, Jupiter is gaseous. Jupiter has a red storm on its surface. It is large enough to engulf the Earth and Mars side by side. Jupiter has a total of 67 moons compared to the earths one moon.


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Saturn

Saturn is the second largest planet in our solar system. Saturn has tons of moons that are already discovered. Saturn is a gaseous planet, just like all the other outer planets. Saturn could not sustain life, however some of its moons could.


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Uranus

Uranus is a very unique planet. due to the fact that It spins on its side. Uranus is also extremely far out from earth. This means it is hard to explore. Uranus also has a lot of moons. Like the other planets, it is gaseous.


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Neptune

Neptune is the farthest planet from the sun. It is also gaseous. Neptune has Thirteen moons and six rings. Like the other outer planets, Neptune is much larger than Earth. We don't know to much about Neptune because it is so far out. The only space craft to have visited Neptune was Voyager 2.


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Comparison

The Outer Planets have many similarities. For example, the outer planets are all gaseous. Also, they are all much larger than the Earth and the other inner planets. Even though most people believe that only Saturn has rings, however this is not true. All of the outer planets have rings. Plus, all of the outer planets spin much faster than the inner planets.


Contrast

Even with all of the similarities between the outer planets, they are also unique in there ways. Jupiter and Saturn are much larger than the other two outer planets: Uranus and Neptune. Also, Uranus rotates on its side, unlike all of the other outer planets. Also, Saturn has much larger rings than the other outer planets. Plus, the outer planets have different chemicals that make them up. This is why there colors are different.

Conclusion

Throughout this project we have been discussing the outer planets. There are four outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn Uranus and Neptune. Jupiter is the closest outer planet to the sun while Neptune is the furthest. We also compared and contrasted them.