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S: Planets in our Solar System413:503

BC: Lauren Lebedzinski TEFB 413:503

FC: Planets in our solar system | by Lauren Lebedzinski

1: The Sun the sun is a star that lies at the center of our solar system. Our Sun provides the energy we use to sustain life on Earth.

2: Mercury (36 million miles) the closest planet to the sun and the smallest planet in the solar system.

3: Venus (67.2 million miles) the second planet from the sun and the hottest in our solar system. Venus is similar in size to Earth.

4: Earth (93 million miles) "Third rock from the Sun!" Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the largest and densest of the four inner planets. Earth is the only planet where life is known to exist, home to all of us.

5: Mars (141.6 million miles) The fourth planet from the sun. Mars has a surface that contains many volcanoes and has an atmosphere of mostly carbon dioxide.

6: Jupiter (483.6 million miles) The fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in our solar system. Composed of mainly helium and hydrogen. Jupiter has a distinct spot known as the "Great Red Spot", which is actually a storm.

7: Saturn (886.7 million miles) The sixth planet from the Sun, Saturn is known for it's distinct ring system surrounding the planet. Saturn is the least dense planet in the solar system.

8: Uranus (1,784 million miles) The seventh planet from the Sun radiates very little heat into space because of it's cold core. Uranus is unique because it orbits the Sun on it's side.

9: Neptune (2,794.4 million miles) The eighth planet from the Sun and final planet in our solar system. Neptune, like Uranus, is primarily composed of ices and rock.

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