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A planet in our solar system with the following traits:

Size: 4,217 miles wide (6,787 km)

Location in Solar System: 4rth planet from the sun

Distance from Sun: 142 million miles (2228 million km)

Year (length of revolution around sun): 697 earth days

Day (length of rotation): 24 hours and 37 minutes (earth time)

Landscape: Similar to Earth with mountains, deserts, volcanoes and even dry riverbeds, but no bodies of water or life as we know it. There are even polar ice caps.


Moons: 2 moons: Phobos and Deimos

See Solar System poster, chart, worksheets, matching and read and react quizzes in Science Activities and Illustrated Science Mini-Posters.

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Next Generation Science Standards Connection

ESS1. A  The universe  and its stars
ESS1. B   Earth and the solar system
Patterns of movement of the sun, moon, and stars as seen from Earth can be bserved, described, and predicted has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.