And Pluto, so recently ignominiously demoted from planetary status, is an icy world upon which was found evidence revealing our to be a failed alien engineering project. Eventually, the planetesimals formed protoplanets, which grew to become the planets and moons that we find in our solar system today. In a total eclipse, that part of Earth is in darkness. Once you have found a partner, have a brief discussion about which planet you will spend your time exploring. The force of gravity also holds moons in orbit around planets.
Though you have to watch out for dinosaurs and carnivorous plants and sometimes lizardmen the sentient inhabitants, whether aquatic or terrestrial, are generally peaceful and amiable in their interaction with humans. Additionally, Ceres the largest asteroid in the main asteroid belt and Eris for awhile nicknamed Xena have been classified as dwarf. The bands are classified as zones if they are lighter-colored and belts if they are darker-colored. And, Mercury is home to bulbous vegetable entities which would one day serve as hosts to the transferred minds of the Great Race of Yith. What did you learn about our solar system? This means a Venus day lasts longer than a Venus year! Drawing of plaque attached to Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 From Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched in 1977.
Global image of Mars showing entirety of Valles Marineri From Figure 24. During your WebQuest, you have learned many facts about your planet; however, there is much more to learn about our Solar System. Titan is surrounded by a thick, smog-like haze which may be very similar to the atmosphere of primordial more than 3. Pluto has three moons, Charon, Nix and Hydra Figure 48. Students have the opportunity to create various models of the , and to engage in creative writing.
The seismometer on Viking 2 recorded a single marsquake. Use the nebular hypothesis to explain why the planets all orbit the Sun in the same direction. Bands and rings of Saturn From Pioneer 11, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 visited Saturn after each completed their fly bys of Jupiter. An outer sphere holds all the stars. Possibly, a very saline liquid ocean exists beneath the frozen crust. At -235°C, Triton is as cold as, if not colder than, Pluto. Close-up view of Candor Chasma, a portion of Valles Marineris From Many images of the Martian surface show evidence of surface erosion.
Mercury's axis actually is perpendicular to its orbital plane. As Mission Control, we suggest that you do your best to answer these questions but please do find your own information and facts that you feel are important to your research. These two features are clues to how the solar system formed. You will need to collect enough information to fill out all three Data Collection Sheets for Mission Control Collecting Data: You and your fellow travelers must collect the following information. While it is true that the majority of the do exhibit prograde rotation, two operate differently.
The model also explained why the planets move differently from the stars and from each other. The particles are propelled outward by Jupiter's magnetic field. The above information about Jupiter is a compilation of data from the Nine website and the Windows to the Universe website. Mariner 9, in 1971, was first to achieve around Mars. Describe the geocentric model and heliocentric model of the universe. Send a Cyber Postcard using a virtual postcard site contact Mission Control for site information.
For example, perhaps one person in a group could be the interesting fact researcher, another person could find or draw images, two more students could write the presentation, and the final person in a group could be the oral presenter. Students mistakenly believe that all have solid surfaces; more specifically, that the diameter of the represents the approximate solid surface of that. The fact that there is virtually no atmosphere prevents convection from tempering the extreme heat and cold. Pluto and its moons From The above information about NeptPluto une is a compilation of data from the Nine website and the Windows to the Universe website. Students incorrectly believe that all have an appreciable atmosphere.
. The atmosphere is comprised mainly of hydrogen and helium with trace amounts of water, methane and ammonia. As of yet, no spacecraft have visited Pluto, but New Horizons, launched in 2006 should reach Pluto in 2015. Share some of your 'adventures' too! As far as we know, the following planets have moons: Earth: 1. While visiting and exploring your planet, you will collect data and send it back to Mission Control and your families as a cyber-postcard.
The orbits of the planets are not circular but slightly elliptical with the Sun located at one of the foci Figure below. Your teacher will also evaluate your WebQuest using this. The fatal flaw in the reasoning is failure to account for Mercury's almost imperceptible atmosphere and lack of realizing Mercury has a slow rotation 59 days for one Mercury day. Their surfaces are hard and rocky unlike the next four planets that are composed of mostly gases and liquids known as gas giants. After the discovery of Uranus, it was noticed that its orbit was not as it should be in accordance with Newton's laws. Ulysses detected streams of dust particles flowing from Jupiter. This provided the first evidence that objects could orbit something besides Earth.