We've finally added Pluto to the family portrait of the Solar System.

We've finally added Pluto to the family portrait of the Solar System

Astrological Planets –There are eight planets in the Solar System. In order of increasing distance from the Sun, they are the four terrestrials, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, then the four gas giants, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus,  Neptune. Pluto was discredited by some...but I'm not buying it! lol

New Universe Documentary 2015 - Discovery Alien Planets Like Earth [Documentaries

SPACE - This example of our solar system use scaling to show size, order, and distance of planets to the sun.

Want to feel humble and completely insignificant? Stop for a moment and think, just think, how tiny Earth is in our Solar System, and it is but a dust mite in the Universe!

Call me crazy but... If technology gets to the point where Space Shuttle flights are as common as airplane flights, I will be the first to buy a ticket just to see the Earth from space and experience zero gravity.

If technology gets to the point where Space Shuttle flights are as common as airplane flights, I will be the first to buy a ticket just to see the Earth from space and experience zero gravity.<< this is honestly an amazing idea

Infographic: Where else could some form of life exist within our solar system?

Where Could Life Exist? Class discussion break the students into groups and give them each a planet to persuade others to move to.

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It has 67 moons which orbit around it. The spot in the lower left is the Great Red Spot, a giant storm that has existed since the 17th century.

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It has 67 moons which orbit around it. The spot in the lower left is the Great Red Spot, a giant high-pressure storm that has existed since at least the century.

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