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Saturn

Saturn

Saturn is the sixth planet

It is also a gas planet

Saturn is famous for its rings, which are easy to see with a telescope – Galileo saw them, too

Has 56 moons

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Uranus

Uranus

Uranus is a gas planet, too – all four of the outer planets are

It spins sideways, probably because it was hit by a comet or asteroid

Uranus has thin rings and 27 moons

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Neptune

Neptune

Neptune is the farthest away

It is a gas planet

It has VERY strong winds, over 400 miles an hour

Neptune has 13 moons

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Pluto and the others

Pluto and the others

Pluto is another body now called a PLUTOID

It has an irregular orbit – tilted and elongated

It has 3 moons – one is very large

Eris, the newest body, is also a Plutoid

It has only one moon

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More to think about…

More to think about…

There is at least one more planet, but it may be a giant, we just don’t know yet….

Research is always going on to help us know our way around our neighborhood – the SOLAR SYSTEM

Maybe someday YOU will travel to one of these wonderful places!

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And the rest…

And the rest…

There are also:

Meteors and comets

Space dust

Satellites

Space junk and trash

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