These clouds completely cover up our view of the planet. The dense atmosphere produces a greenhouse effect that raises the temperatures to nearly 400 degrees, which is 740K. Venus’ surface is actually hotter than Mercury’s, desp... ... middle of paper ... ...spacecraft, which was Voyager 2, on August 25, 1989. The majority of what we know about Neptune comes from this one encounter. Neptune’s composition is similar to Uranus, being made up of various rock and ices, and having 15% hydrogen with little helium.
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.
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.
Jupiter Research Jupiter is the fifth and largest planet in our solar system. This gas giant has a thick atmosphere, 17 moons, and a dark, barely-visible ring. Its most prominent features are bands across its latitudes and a great red spot, (which is a storm). Jupiter is composed mostly of gas. This enormous planet radiates twice as much heat as it absorbs from the sun.
The largest of all the orbiting objects in the solar system are the eight planets. The most mass in the solar system is from the Sun, while most of the remaining mass comes from Jupiter. The inner planets are Venus, Mercury, Mars, and Earth. These planets are also called terrestrial planets. The four outer planets are called gas giants because they are mostly comprised of gas and vapor.
The mass of Saturn is 95.17 times that of the Earth, and the escape velocity, which is the velocity which once attained it will enable the object to "coast" away from the planet, is 32.26 kilometers per second, more than three times that of the Earth. Saturn's outer layers are made up of gas, it is a world quite unlike our own. Saturn's ring system is in a class of its own. While Jupiter and Uranus also have rings, those of Saturn are striking, and a telescope of moderate power will show them excellently. There can be no doubt that Saturn is one of the most beautiful objects in the sky.
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.
Mars’ moon Phobos is a little bit larger than Deimos. Phobos and Deimos was most likely a captured asteroid from the asteroid belt. Phobos orbits Mars three times a day and Deimos takes thirty hours to orbit Mars once. The two moons are lumpy, covered with dust, and heavily cratered. This means that there are depressions in the surface of the moons.
Venus is the second planet from the sun and the sixth largest. Venus’ orbit is the most circular of any planet, with an eccentricy of less than 1%. Venus, perhaps because it is the brightest of planets known to the ancients, Is named after the Greek goddess of love and beauty. The planet of Venus has been known since prehistoric times and is the brightest object in the sky with the exception of the sun and the moon. Venus’ rotation is somewhat unusual in that it is both very slow ( 243 Earth days per Venus day) and retrograde.
Saturn was named for Cronus, lord of the Titans in Greek mythology (www.space.com). Saturn has fifty-three known moons, but there are a few that have yet to be officially named moons. Titan is Saturn’s largest moon and is the second largest moon in the solar system. Saturn’s moons are made of more ice than the moon on Earth and they have temperatures that can range anywhere from -145 degrees Celsius to -220 degrees Celsius, its brightest moons being the coldest. Titan is made up of mostly Nitrogen and it is the only moon with an atmosphere.