Chase McDermott

Inner And Outer Planets


In this presentation you will learn about the inner and outer planets. You will see the locations and how they are the same and how they are different.


Inner Planets

Inner planets are planets that are solid and made of rock or dirt. The 4 inner planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. These planets are the closest to the sun. Mercury is the closest to the sun and has no moon of its own. Venus is the second closest planet to the sun and is the hottest planet of the 4. Earth is the 3rd closest and contains life. It has 1 moon and is hot and cold by season. Mars is the last of the inner planets, it has 2 small moons and is believed to have life and water on it.


Mercury is located 28.5 million miles from the sun.

Venus is located 108 million km from the sun.

Earth is located 150 km from the sun.

Mars is located 207 million km from the sun.

Outer Planets

Outer Planets

The 4 outer planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. these planets are made out of gases. These planets have lots of special qualities. Some have ice rings and rock rings, Some have multiple moons and some have storms that produce on them. They have found that Jupiter and Saturn have small planets orbiting them. All of these planets orbit the sun but these 4 are furthest from the sun. the farther you travel the colder it gets


Jupiter is 817 million km from the sun

Saturn is 1.4 billion km from the sun

Uranus is 2.88 billion km from the sun

Neptune is 4.5 billion km from the sun


These planets are the same because they are labeled planets and they orbit the sun just like the 4 inner planets do. Most of the outer planets have moons just like the inner and some react the same way temperature wise.


These planets are different because they are not only are the outer planets made of gases but they are in different locations anyway. some have more moons than the other and others react to sunlight differently. If we had the technology we could land on the 3 other inner planets not including us. Mercury and Venus are to hot for humans but we could get robots up there if we tried.


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