Our Solar System By: Zachary Wittig

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. Because it is the closest planet to the sun. Because of this it has extreme differences in temperature. For example during the day it is 801 degrees Fahrenheit, while at night it drops to -279 degrees Fahrenheit

Venus is the 2nd planet closest to the sun. Venus has a very thick atmosphere consisting of mostly carbon dioxide. Venus is the hottest planet, with a temperature almost always sitting around 864 degrees fahrenheit.

Mars comes directly after Earth, and contains carbon dioxide in its atmosphere which keeps its temperature around 200 degrees Fahrenheit. The reason why Mars is red because its surface is mostly Iron Oxide.

Jupiter is the first of the gaseous planets. Jupiter is so large that it almost became a star when the solar system was shaping. The big red spot that you can see in the picture is actually a giant storm.

Saturn is the 2nd gaseous planet in the solar system. Saturn's density is so low that it would actually float.

Uranus is the 3rd Gaseous planet outside the asteroid belt. Despite popular belief Saturn isn't the only one with rings around it. Nearly all the Gaseous planets have rings, just saturns are the most obvious.

Neptune is the last planet in our solar system. As of today neptune has 14 moons orbiting it. It takes 164.8 years to go around the sun, but its day is only 16 hours.

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