The rotation on Venus is somewhat unusual because it is very slow and also retrograde. One day on Venus is equivalent to 243 days on Earth. The atmosphere on Venus is composed almost entirely of Carbon Dioxide. It contains several layers of clouds made up of sulfuric acid. These clouds completely cover up our view of the planet.
It is speculated that the source of this heat is due to the rapid rotation of the planet and it’s liquid metallic hydrogen core. Liquid Metallic hydrogen consists mainly of ionized protons and electrons and is the electric... ... middle of paper ... ... tidal forces, which caused nitro gas volcanoes on it’s surface. Different from the terrestrial planets, the Jovian planets are basically big balls of gas. The jovian planets seemed to be formed around the same time from the solar nebula. Jupiter and Saturn are the closest in nature to each other with Neptune and Uranus taking on a few of their traits.
Internal Heat: Jupiter is a heat source; it radiates 1.6 times as much energy as it receives from the sun. Magnetic Field: Jupiter has a very strong magnetic field. The magnetic field is probably generated as the planet spins its deep metallic-hydrogen layer with electrical currents. Spacecraft Visits: Jupiter was first visited by NASA's Pioneer 10, which flew by Jupiter in 1973. Later fly-by visits included: Pioneer 11, Voyager 1, Voyager 2, Ulysses, and Galileo.
The temperature on Venus is 465 C. Jupiter is the biggest planet and it also rotates the fastest It two and a half times massive than all the other planets and made up of gases that’s why it’s known as the “gas giant”. Earth has a magnetic field that is so strong that its forces reach thousands of kilometers from Earth’s surface to the magnetosphere. Because of the magnetosphere, life can exist on our planet. Saturn is famous for its rings, which can be seen from Earth with the naked eye. Also, Saturn has 62 moons, a few are large, but most of them are tiny.
The Journey to the Center of Jupiter Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System and the 5th planet from the Sun. It is a very unique and interesting planet. Its famous 'Red Spot' and raging gas storms give it a cool look. Jupiter is an outer planet and a gas giant. Most gas giants have many moons and are surrounded by a set of rings or a thin disk of small particles of ice and rock.
One huge crater on Mimas has more than one-third the diameter of the satellite itself, so that, if the crater were formed by impact, it seems that Mimas would have been in danger of breaking up. Enceladus was not well shown from Voyager 1, but it may be comparatively smooth. Titan, by far the largest of Saturn's satellites, is in a class of its own because of its dense atmosphere. Data obtained from Voyager 1 indicate that the atmospheric pressure at Titan's surface is 1.5 to two times that of the Earth at sea level. The actual surface of the satellite has an orange-colored layer of what may be called "photochemical smog."
Venus’ rotation is somewhat unusual in that it is both very slow ( 243 Earth days per Venus day) and retrograde. In addition, the periods of Venus’ rotation and of its orbit are synchronized such that it always presents the same face toward Earth when the two planets are at their closest approach. The pressure of the planet’s atmosphere at the surface is 90 atmospheres and is composed mostly of carbon dioxide. There are several layers of clouds which are many kilometers thick and composed of sulfuric acid. This dense atmosphere produces a run-away greenhouse effect that raises Venus’ surface temperature by about 400 degrees to over 740 K. The planet of Venus is often regarded as Earth’s sister planet, in some ways they are very similar.
To recap, the planet Mars which is also known as the “red planet” or the “terrestrial planet” is most similar to Earth. It has an atmosphere made up of mostly carbon dioxide and can drop to very cold temperatures. These are also some reasons that you can not go to Mars without wearing a spacesuit. Mars is the fourth planet away from the sun and the second smallest planet in the solar system after Mercury. Mars also has two moons; named Phobos and Deimos.
Two of these moons, Titan and Enceladus, are known to have geological activity, although it consists of mainly ice. Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. This planet is considered the lightest of all the outer planets. Unlike all the other planets, it orbits the sun on its side. It has a much colder core than all the other gas giants.
Another common factor of the gas giants are their large amount of moons. The terrestrial planet, Mars, has the largest amount of moons, 2. The amount of moons of Mars is dwarfed in comparison to Saturn’s and Jupiter’s moo... ... middle of paper ... ...ic nature of the planet. This project for Earth Science proved to be quite engaging. At first, I thought that the project was going to be long and arduous, however, being able to choose my topic for the project actually helped in galvanizing interest in it.