Video Reflection – Solar System

Summary

Facts

Questions

Insights

This video was mainly about our solar system, the ‘characteristics’ of the planets in our solar system and what will happen to our solar system in the future.

We have eight planets in our solar system, Earth, Venus, Mercury and Mars, which are the  most like our planet, and four gas giants, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus, as well as asteroids and dwarf planets, such as Pluto.

Mercury and Venus don’t have any moons, though Earth has 1 moon, Mars has 2 small moons, Neptune has 14 moons, Uranus has 27 moons, Saturn has 62 moons and Jupiter has 67 moons.

The Sun is 99.86% of the mass in our solar system, meaning that the planets are only 0.14% of the mass in our solar system.

What makes a planet a dwarf planet?

Why does Saturn have ‘rings?’

I can tell that the closer a planet is to the Sun the shorter a year on that planet would be, for example, Mercury, which is close to the Sun, has a year shorter than a Mercury day, where as a year on Neptune is 164 Earth years.

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