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Our Solar System

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FC: Our Solar System

1: Mercury is the first planet in the solar system. It has no atmosphere and no known satellites.

2: Venus is the second planet from the sun and the hottest. It has a thick atmosphere that causes the planet to reach temperatures of up to 400* F.

3: Earth is the third planet from the sun. It is the only planet known to contain life.

4: Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. Olympus Mons, the tallest mountain in the solar system, stands at about 78,000 feet.

5: The Asteroid Belt is located between Mars and Jupiter. It contains irregulary shaped chunks of debris called asteroids. Scientists believe the asteroids are the pieces of a planet that never formed.

6: Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun and the largest. One day on Jupiter is equal to about nine Earth hours.

7: Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun. The rings around Saturn are made out of dust and ice particles. Some of the pieces are about a mile wide!

8: Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. Scientists believe it was tipped on its side after being hit by a large celestial object.

9: Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. Its blue color is caused by methane gases absorbing red light and reflecting blue light into space.

10: Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet. Since its orbit is elliptical in nature, it is sometimes located inside of Neptune's orbit.

11: Hope you enjoyed learning about the solar system!

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