solar system project

by- Daisy Valerio

mercury

type of surface- terrestrial

diameter- 58million km and 36 million miles

period of revolution- 59 earth days it completes a orbit

period of rotation- 88 earth days

number moons and rings- no moons no rings

one unique characteristic- two space ships have landed

Venus

type of surface- terrestrial

diameter of planet- 108 million km and 67 million miles

period of revolution- 243 earth days

period of rotation-225 earth days

number moons and rings- no moons no rings

one unique characteristic- 40 spaces ships have been lunched there

Mars

type of surface- terrestrial

diameter of planet- 228 million km 142 million miles

period of rotation-24 hours

period of revolution-687 earth days

number moons and rings- no moons no rings

one unique characteristic-40 space ships have been lunched

Jupiter

type of surface- terrestrial

diameter of planet- 778milliom km 484 million miles

period of rotation-12 earth years

period of revolution-4,333 earth days

number moons and rings- no moons no rings

one unique characteristic-atmosphere is made mostly of hydrogen and helium

Saturn

type of surface- terrestrial

diameter of planet- 1.4 billion km (886 million miles)

period of rotation-10.7 hours

period of revolution-29 Earth years

number moons and rings- 53 known moons and 7 rings

one unique characteristic-some of Saturn's moons have conditions that might support life

uranus

type of surface- gaseous

diameter of planet- 2.9 billion km and 1.8 billion miles

period of rotation-84 earth days

period of revolution-17 hours

number moons and rings- 27 moons faint rings

one unique characteristic-

Neptune

type of surface- gaseous

diameter of planet- 4,5 billion km and 2,8 billion miles

period of rotation-165 earth years

period of revolution-60,190 earth days

number moons and rings-13 moon six rings

one unique characteristic-

asteroid

type of surfaces-solid, rocky and irregular bodies

range of diameter- 4.6 hours (the time it takes to rotate or spin once). Ida makes a complete orbit around the sun (a year in this asteroid's time) in 4.8 Earth years.

location in solar system- Most Asteroids orbit our sun, a star, in a region of space between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter known as the Asteroid Belt.

meteorites and meteors

type of surface- meteoroids, which are little chunks of rock and debris in space. Most meteorites are either iron, stony or stony-iron.

location in solar system- all through out the solar system

comet halley

type of surface and diameter-Comets are cosmic snowballs of frozen gases, rock and dust

one example and year of discovery-

  1. Comet Halley makes an appearance in the Bayeux Tapestry from the year 1066, which chronicles the overthrow of King Harold by William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings.

period of revolution- One day on comet Halley varies between 2.2 to 7.4 Earth days

dwarf planet

year of discovery-
  1. Days and years vary on dwarf planets. One day on Ceres, for example, takes about nine hours (the time it takes for Ceres to rotate or spin once).

type of surfaces and diameter-Dwarf planets are solid rocky and/or icy bodies, The amount of rock vs. ice depends on their location in the solar system.

period of revolution-Ceres makes a complete orbit around the sun (a year in Ceresian time) in about 4.60 Earth years.