Over the next few weeks we will be learning all about Space, so why not jump aboard our classroom rocket and visit planet Unsworth! Use the links, information and pictures below to find out all about space.
We have nine planets in our Solar System. These planets circle around the sun, this is called orbits. A lot of astronomy people like to think of the Solar System been made up in two parts We have the Inner Solar System which has Mercury, Venus, Earth and not forgetting Mars. These are closest to the sun and are called the terrestrial planets simply because the have very solid rocky surfaces. The Outer Solar System has Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune these are sometimes called the gas giants
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Did you know?
- Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system with a surface temperature of over 450 degrees celcius.
- The Solar System formed around 4.6 billion years ago.
- The Moon appears to have more craters and scars than Earth because it has a lot less natural activity going on, the Earth is constantly reforming its surface through earthquakes, erosion, rain, wind and plants growing on the surface, while the moon has very little weather to alter its appearance.
- Footprints and tyre tracks left behind by astronauts on the moon will stay there forever as there is no wind to blow them away.
- The only planet that rotates on its side like a barrel is Uranus. The only planet that spins backwards relative to the others is Venus.
- The first man made object sent into space was in 1957 when the Russian satellite named Sputnik was launched.
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Places to Visit
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