Tour of the Solar System #3
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Here we have another blue planet, Neptune. Neptune is the farthest planet from the sun, making it the coldest planet. Despite being smaller than Uranus, Neptune has a greater mass
This is Pluto, and his story is said-- well kind of. Pluto used to be a planet, but in the year 2006, it was demoted to the status of dwarf planet. Pluto is the second-closest dwarf planet to the sun, only second to Ceres. Pluto is 1/3 water in the form of ice, and even though it's so small, it still has more than 3 times the water in Earth's oceans.
And finally, our last stop, the dwarf planet Haumea. This dwarf planet has a very unique shape, an ellipsoid. This is caused by it's rapid rotation, which is also why it's days are only 3.9 hours long!
That concludes our tour of the, oh wait how could I forget? Our next stop will be The planet Vulcan, between Mercury and the Sun.
Jeez Louise! Is that Halley's comet? The last time that things been seen is back in 1986, and now it's here again 2061. One of the most amazing things about this comet is that famous author Mark Twain was born shortly after the arrival of Halley's comet in 1835. He then planned on, and succeeded dying with it's return, dying the day after it appeared 75 years later!
We can't get much closer because of the sun, but there it is, Vulcan. Vulcan is a planet that was discovered by 19th-century French mathematician Urbain Le Verrier that explains Mercury's weird orbit. Vulcan is very similar to Mercury, with a molten core and a lot of craters. Vulcan has just 20% the gravity of Earth, which isn't enough to hold on to what atmosphere it has which is normally blown away by solar winds.However, all the gases that are taken away are replenished by solar winds coming in.
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