Friday, May 11, 2012

Timothy the Alien

Timothy is an alien who is telling Hannah, the astronaut, about the planets in our solar system.
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Here are the facts he researched and shared with Hannah, the astronaut (since it is difficult to hear him).

Mercury -
In 1974 scientists sent the Mariner 10 probe to visit Mercury.
Mercury has almost no atmosphere. 

Venus -
Venus is about the same size as Earth.
Venus days are 243 Earth days.

Earth -
Earth is the only planet with an atmosphere.
The Earth has only one moon.

Jupiter -
Jupiter is a gas giant.
Jupiter's atmosphere is mainly hydrogen and  helium.

Saturn -
The Voyager space probe explored Saturn's rings.
The rings are probably made of ice, dust and chunks of rock.

Uranus -
Uranus has a ring around its center.
Uranus is the farthest planet you can see without a telescope.

Neptune -
Neptune could hold 60 Earths if it was hollow.
Neptune takes more than 100 Earth years to orbit the sun.

Mars - The Aliens Home Planet
Mars nickname is the Red planet.
Mars has 2 moons.