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Our Sun and Solar system

Our Sun and Solar system

The neighborhood where we live

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The Sun  our very own star

The Sun our very own star

The Sun is the center of our solar system

The word solar means of the sun

Our sun is a medium-sized star

Our sun is medium-hot, and yellow

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Characteristics of the Sun

Characteristics of the Sun

The sun has layers

The middle is called the core it is 27,000,000 degrees!

The outer layer is the chromosphere

The layer under the chromosphere is the photosphere, where light and other forms of energy are released

Under the photosphere is the convective zone where heat is released

The layer above the core is the radiative zone

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The sun is made up of gasses

The sun is made up of gasses

The most abundant gas is Hydrogen

Hydrogen is undergoing fusion to make Helium, which releases a huge amount of energy

Forms of energy released include light, heat, and various rays, like X rays and gamma rays, which are forms of radiation

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Characteristics of the Sun

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The inner four - Mercury

The inner four - Mercury

The inner four planets are formed mostly of rock

Mercury is first

It has very little atmosphere

It has no moons

It is VERY HOT!

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Venus

Venus

Venus is second

It has a very thick atmosphere, and this makes the temperature the highest in the solar system

It has no moons

It is about the same size as Earth

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Earth

Earth

Earth is third

It has liquid water

It has a medium-thick atmosphere

It has one moon

Its where we live

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Mars

Mars

Mars is fourth

It has a thinner atmosphere than Earth

No surface water

High winds sometimes

Two moons

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Asteroids

Asteroids

Between Mars and Jupiter is and asteroid belt

Lots of rocks

No liquid water

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Jupiter

Jupiter

Jupiter, the largest planet, is fifth

Jupiter is a gas planet

It has rings, and 63 moons

The Great Red Spot is a storm that has been there ever since Galileo saw it 400 years ago!

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