The Milky Way Galaxy 1, a project made by Rampant Opinion using Tynker. Learn to code and make your own app or game in minutes.
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The Milky Way Galaxy 1
everything here is interactive except the flaming comet. if you want me to add an update on making facts about the comet, just say so and spread the word
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the moon is not made with cheese. you can also call the moon, "luna" named after a goddess. luna is the earth's only natural satellite and was formed 4.6 billion years ago around some 30-50 million years after the formation of the solar system. the moon is in the synchronous rotation with earth meaning the same side is always facing the earth. temperatures on the moon are very hot in the daytime, about 100 degrees c! at night, the luna surface gets very cold, as cold as minus 173 degrees c.
the earth's rotation is gradually slowing. the earth was once believed to be the center of the universe. earth has a powerful magnetic field. earth is the only planet not named after a god. the earth is the densest planet in the solar system. earth is the only planet with life. the hottest earth got was 106 degrees in san francisco! in your oven it heats up to about 300 degrees!
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the sun contains 99.86% of the mass in the solar system. the mass of the sun is approximately 330,000 times greater than that of earth. it is almost three quarters hydrogen, whilst most of the remaining mass is helium. the age of the sun 4.6 billion years! the sun—the heart of our solar system—is a yellow dwarf star, a hot ball of glowing gases. its gravity holds the solar system together, keeping everything from the biggest planets to the smallest particles of debris in its orbit. the sun (or sol), is the star at the centre of our solar system and is responsible for the earth’s climate and weather. the sun is an almost perfect sphere with a difference of just 10km in diameter between the poles and the equator. the average radius of the sun is 695,508 km (109.2 x that of the earth) of which 20–25% is the core.
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mercury is the closest planet to the sun and is also the smallest of the eight planets in our solar system. for every 2 orbits of the sun, which takes around 88 earth days, mercury complets 3 rotations of its axis. it is gravitationally locked and this rotation is unique to the solar system. it is 800 degrees fahrenheit on mercury. no one could go there!
venus is the second brightest natural object in the sky cause of the heat. venus is sometimes called the "morning star" and the " evening star." one day on venus is longer than one earth year! venus is named after the roman goddess of love and beauty. venus is sometimes called earth's sister planet. venus is the hottest planet that is 864 degrees fahrenheit!
mars is the fourth planet from the sun and is the second smallest planet in the solar system. mars is named after the roman god of war, mars is often described as the "red planet" due to its reddish appearance. mars is a terrestrail planet with a thin atmosphere composed primarily of carbon dioxide. in winter, near the poles temperature can get down to minus 195 degrees f (minus 125 degrees c). a summer day on mars may get up to 70 degrees f (20 degrees c) near the equator, but at night the temperature can plummet to about minus 100 degrees f (minus 73 c).
the planet jupiter is the fifth planet out from the sun, and is two and a half times more massive than all the other planets in the solar system combined. it is made primarily of gases and is therefore known as a "gas giant." there is a big spot on jupiter. that spot is actually a big humugus storm that is made of gases. that storm is known for the "red spot." that storm is so dangerous and big that you could fit 3 earths in that whole storm!
saturn is the least dense planet in the solar system. the first astronomers thought the rings were moons. saturn has only been visited 4 times by spacecraft. saturn has 62 moons. the rings are well known, but often the question ”what are saturn's rings made of” arises. those rings are made up of dust, rock, and ice accumulated from passing comets, meteorite impacts on saturn's moons, and the planet's gravity pulling material from the moons. with an average temperature of minus 288 degrees fahrenheit (minus 178 degrees celsius), saturn is a pretty cool planet.
uranus was officially discovered by sir william herschel in 1781. uranus turns on its axis once every 17 hours, 14 minutes. uranus makes one trip around the sun every 84 earth years. uranus is often referred to as an “ice giant” planet. uranus hits the coldest temperatures of any planet. uranus has two sets of very thin dark colored rings. uranus’ moons are named after characters created by william shakespeare and alexander pope. only one spacecraft has flown by uranus. [want to find more facts? go to the website space-facts.com
neptune is the eighth planet from the sun and last of the known planets. while it is the third largest planet with respect to mass, it is only the fourth largest in terms of diameter. due to its blue coloration, neptune was named after the roman god of the sea. it takes neptune 164.8 earth years to orbit the sun. neptune was discovered by jean joseph le verrier. neptune is the roman god of the sea. the largest neptunian moon, triton, was discovered just 17 days after neptune itself was discovered. neptune has a storm similar the great red spot on jupiter. it is commonly known as the great dark spot and is roughly the size of earth. neptune also has a second storm called the small dark spot. neptune spins very quickly on its axis! the climate on neptune is extremely active. in its upper atmosphere, large storms sweep across it and high-speed solar winds track around the planet at up to 1,340 km per second. the largest storm was the great dark spot in 1989 which lasted for around five years. [wanna know more interesting facts? go to the website source theplanets.org/neptune/ or exchange neptune with a different planet
although pluto is known to be the forsaken planet and called not of a planet, it still has interesting facts! pluto is named after the greek god of the underworld. pluto was reclassified from a planet to a dwarf planet in 2006. pluto was discovered on february 18th, 1930 by the lowell observatory. pluto has five known moons. pluto is the largest dwarf planet. pluto is one third water!
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