Basics the solar system consists of the sun the nine planets, over 100 satellites of the planets, a large number of small bodies (the comets and asteroids), and the interplanetary medium (there are also many more planetary satellites that have been discovered but not yet been officially named) the inner solar system contains the sun, mercury. The planets of the solar system this website is an easy-to-follow overview of the historical, scientific, cultural and mythological facts of our solar system. A brief introduction to the 8 planets in our solar system. The solar system consists of the sun the eight official planets, at least three dwarf planets, more than 130 satellites of the planets, a large number of small bodies (the comets and asteroids), and the interplanetary medium. Resource overview legacy comparison of rocky and gas planets do we live on a rocky or a gas planet hubble took the first-ever picture of a planet outside our solar system resource overview the hunt for life on other worlds. List of planets this is a list of two types of planets: standard planets and dwarf jupiter - the largest planet in the solar system saturn - sixth planet from the sun it has giant rings around it uranus - seventh planet from the sun. The solar system is filled with a wide assortment of celestial bodies - the sun itself, our eight planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids and comets the earth is the only body in the solar system known to have life. Solar system: 6 studyjams interactive science activities help students understand the solar system, including the universe, gravity and inertia, and the planets, using these six science activities and their real-world examples.
Eyes on the solar system lets you explore the planets, their moons, asteroids, comets and the spacecraft exploring them from 1950 to 2050 ride with the curiosity rover as it lands on mars or fly by pluto with the new horizons spacecraft all from the comfort of your home computer. Our solar system consists of a star we call the sun, the planets mercury, venus, earth, mars, jupiter, saturn, uranus, neptune, and pluto the satellites of the planets numerous comets, asteroids, and meteoroids and the interplanetary medium. While the best way to gain an overview is to go and view one some of the on line solar system tours listed on the front page we can begin with this summary. Our solar system is made up of the sun and the planets and minor bodies that orbit it as a versatile, general-purpose observatory, webb will have a ringside seat for monitoring events in our own cosmic backyard. Model gravity in a planetary system model overview this tutorial shows how to simulate the gravity-driven orbits of the major solar system bodies the model treats the sun and planets as perfect spheres each with three translational degrees of freedom. Astronomers have found a new world bigger than pluto in the outer reaches of the solar system skip to main content science mission directorate 10th planet discovered solar system overview what we study inner solar system outer solar system.
7 a planetary overview what in previous chapters we have pointed out some patterns among the planets of our solar system for example, kepler's third law tells us of the relationship between a planet's distance from the sun and its period of revolution. Use the slideshow, teacher resources, and student worksheets in this astronomy mini-lesson to give students a general overview of the eight planets in our solar system. Scientists have found that most known exoplanets share many similarities with the jovian planets in our solar system, such as size, density, and composition.
This ten minute video provides a good introduction to the solar system covering how it was formed, the sun and each of the planets and their major moons, dw. Overview planets solar system exploration: nasa science, this seemingly simple question doesn't have a simple answer eyes on the solar system lets you explore the planets, overview in depth solar system more references related to overview the solar.
Journey through the universe lesson at a glance science overview conducting the lesson resources our solar system mercury is the closest planet to the sun and smallest of the terrestrial. An introduction in our solar system, nine planets circle around our sunthe sun sits in the middle while the planets travel in circular paths (called orbits) around itthese nine planets travel in the same direction (counter- clockwise looking down from the sun's north pole. Traditionally, the solar system has been divided into planets (the big bodies orbiting the sun) what is the origin of the solar system - powerpoint ppt presentation.
Objectives describe early models of our solar system this means i can: explain the geocentric model of the solar system and how retrograde motion. An introduction and overview of the solar system main page feedback the author news search the planets mercury venus earth. A lesson overview this third grade lesson plan on planets will serve as an introduction to an entire instructional unit on the components of the solar system. This lesson will go over the major aspects of our solar system, including the sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, meteors, meteorites, and. This year i learned details about the solar system that i did not even know existed the solar system: an overview leave a reply this is a diagram of the solar system with the planets, some dwarf planets. Spacekids, guide to the solar system - learn about the planets that earth circles the sun with an article for kids from ages 4 to 12 years old.