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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Planets in our Solar System

After reading about our Solar System, the Crabs reading group have written some facts about one of the planets.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system. It takes about 12 years for Jupiter to orbit. Jupiter has faint dark rings made out of rock fragments. The rings were found by NASAS space camera.



Mars is the 4th planet from the Sun.

There is no water or liquid no Mars.

On Mars it is very cold and it is red.

The ground of Mars is very dry.


Sunday, March 14, 2010


.Neptune is one of the solar system's gas giants.

.Neptune is a stormy planet with fierce winds.

.Neptune is the 8th planet from the sun.

.Neptune's the smallest gas giant in the solar system.

.Neptune is the most distant planet.

.Neptune is the coldest planet in the solar system.

.Neptune has only been visited once up close.



Venus is...

The brightest of all the planets
Also known as the morning star and the evening star
About the same size as Earth
Closest planet from Earth
Covered with clouds of carbon dioxide and sulfur compounds.
Venus spins slowly and takes about 225 days to orbit the sun.
Venus is the 2nd planet from the sun.
Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love



Uranus is the 7Th planet from the sun.

Summer on Uranus lasts one long day -42 years

Uranus has rings you can't see.

Uranus has 27 moons.

Uranus was the fist planet discovered in the modern age.

You can see Uranus with the unaided eye.

Uranus has only been visited once.

One day on Uranus is 17 hours


Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Saturn has 52 moons and is known for its beautiful rings. Saturn's rings are made out of ice and rock. Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system. Saturn's wind are four times stronger than the worst winds on Earth.