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Log on to the above site and read “Our Solar System”.  Click on the following planets, read the webpage, and then fill in the chart.

 

Mercury

Equatorial Diameter

Mass

Max. Surface Temp. (Day) C

Max. Surface Temp. (Night) C

Rotational Period

4878 km

3.3 * 10 (23) kg

467 C

-183 C

58.6

 

Venus

Distance from sun

Period of Revolution

Equatorial Diameter

Atmosphere (main component)

Rotation Period

108.2 million km

224.7 earth days

12,104 km

Carbon Dioxide

243 earth days

 

Earth

Equatorial Diameter

Distance from sun

Tilt of Equator to Orbit

Orbit Period

Rotational Period

12,756 km

93 million miles

23.45 degrees

365.26 days

23.93 hours

 

Mars

Equatorial Diameter

Distance from sun max.

Moons

Temperature Range

Rotational Period

6786 km

249 million km

2

-143 C to 17 C

24.6 hours

 

Jupiter

Equatorial Diameter

Distance from sun max.

Moons

Period of Revolution

Rotational Period

142,984 km

778.3 million km

27

11.86 years

9 hours 55 min.

 

Saturn

Equatorial Diameter

Distance from sun max.

Moons

Period of Revolution

Rotational Period

120,536 km

1,429 million km

30

29.46 years

10 hours 40 min.

 

Uranus

Equatorial Diameter

Distance from sun max.

Moons

Period of Revolution

Rotational Period

51,118 km

2.871 billion km

21

84.01 years

17 hours 14 min.

 

Neptune

Equatorial Diameter

Distance from sun max.

Moons

Period of Revolution

Rotational Period

49,528 km

4,501 million km

8

164.79 years

16.11 hours

 

Pluto

Equatorial Diameter

Distance from sun max.

Moons

Period of Revolution

Rotational Period

2,400 km

6 billion km

1

248 years

6.387 days

 

 

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