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THE PLANETS
Distance = distance from sun compared to Earth
Mass = mass of the planet compared to the mass of the Earth
Diameter = distance from one side of the planet to the other through
the centre of the planet.
Rocky/Gas = what the planet is made of
Mercury
Distance = 0.4
Mass = 0.05
Diameter = 5,000 km
Rocky
Fastest orbit. Thin,
unstable atmosphere
Venus
Distance = 0.7
Mass = 0.8
Diameter = 12,000 km
Rocky
Sulphuric acid rain.
Carbon dioxide clouds.
Earth
Distance = 1.0
Mass = 1.0
Diameter = 13,000 km
Rocky
Has oceans of water
which support life.
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Distance = 1.5
Mass = 0.1
Diameter = 7,000 km
Rocky
Frozen carbon dioxide
at poles. Red, cold.
Distance = 5
Mass = 320
Diameter = 140,000 km
Gas
Mainly hydrogen and
Helium. Giant red spot
Distance = 10
Mass = 95
Diameter = 120,000 km
Gas
Rings of ice and rock.
At least 62 moons.
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto
Distance = 30
Mass = 17
Diameter = 50,000 km
Gas
Named after god of
sea. Blue.
Distance = 40
Mass = 0.002
Diameter = 2,000 km
Rock
Smaller than our moon.
No longer a planet.
Distance = 20
Mass = 15
Diameter = 51,000 km
Gas
Water, ammonia and
methane ices.