It is about 90% hydrogen and 10% helium with traces of methane, ammonia, water and rock. Jupiter’s interior is very similar to the Sun’s interior but with a far lower temperature. However, it is still unknown but Jupiter is believed to have a core of liquid metallic hydrogen. This exotic element can only be achieved at pressure greater than 4 million bars. Jupiter radiates more energy in space than it receives from the sun.
Temperatures range from 90K to 700K. Venus is slightly hotter, but much more stable. Mercury is in many ways similar to the moon. The biggest comparison is the surface being heavily cratered and very old. Mercury is also the second densest planet in the solar system, only behind earth.
Each of the outer planets has rings of dust and small objects. For thousands of years, it is notable that no one even knew that there was a solar system. People believed that the Earth was the center of universe and that everything beyon... ... middle of paper ... ...re made of mostly ice and rock. Saturn has sixty-two known moons. Two of these moons, Titan and Enceladus, are known to have geological activity, although it consists of mainly ice.
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. Like all gas giants, Jupiter has a thick atmosphere made up of mostly hydrogen and helium. Jupiter is much larger than Earth. You can fit about 1,300 Earths into Jupiter. The great red spot is a storm larger than Earth, which is pretty incredible.
This is a little more than 11 times the diameter of the Earth. Jupiter is so large that all the other planets in the solar system could fit inside it (if it were hollow). Mass and Gravity: Jupiter's mass is about 1.69 x 10(27) kg. Although this is 318 times the mass of the Earth, the gravity on Jupiter is only 254% of the gravity on Earth. This is because Jupiter is such a large planet (and the gravitational force a planet exerts upon an object at the planet's surface is proportional to its mass and to the inverse of its radius squared).
The force of gravity on Neptune is almost the same as you feel walking on Earth. As you can see, each planet in our solar system has something different to offer and are full o... ... middle of paper ... ...reason why Earth and the moon aren’t considered a twin planet. The Sun is located at the center of our solar system and is orbited by eight major planets in our solar system which includes: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto even though it’s not considered a planet. The sun consists of 99.86% of the mass in the solar system. Also, due to its size, heat, and chemical makeup, it’s a medium-sized star and classified as a G2 dwarf.
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.
Mercury is the tiniest planet then Mars. Scientist have found that mars has the largest mountain compared to the other planets. Furthermore, this mountain is named Olympus Mons, it is a shield volcano, it is 21 km high and 600 km in diameter. Scientist have discovered recent lava on the planet, therefore the volcano may still be active. Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun.
Alfrancus C Planet Mercury Mercury is in many ways similar to the Moon: its surface is heavily cratered and very old; it has no plate tectonics. On the other hand, Mercury is much denser than the Moon (5.43 gm/cm3 vs 3.34). Mercury is the second densest major body in the solar system, after Earth. Actually Earth's density is due in part to gravitational compression; if not for this, Mercury would be denser than Earth. Mercury has a total area of 75 000 000 square kilometers and is the closest planet to the sun in the solor system.
The surface of Mars is varied greatly between north and south. This has been largely attributed to volcanism and erosion. Mars is similar to our moon in the southern hemisphere. This region is referred to as the "Highlands" of Mars. The area is pitted with numerous craters that reach between one to four km above the datum.