Solar System

Printable Page

Only on KBears.com, by the Knowledge Bears

Visit these amazing
destinations in

SPACE:


Milky Way
Solar System
Stars
Sun
Black Holes
Asteroids
Comets
Meteorites
Moon

Telescopes

Picture Credit: NASA/JPL

Visit these amazing
destinations in
SPACE:

Planets
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus

Neptune
Pluto






 

My Notes:

Asteroids

  An asteroid is a rocky space object measuring anywhere from a few hundred feet to several hundred kilometers.

Most asteroids in our solar system are in orbit in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Over 40,000 asteroids stretch out more than 0.5 miles across.

The two gravitational pulls from Jupiter and from the Sun help keep these asteroids orbiting in the belt.

Occasionally, an asteroid can become a satellite of a planet if the gravitational pull of the planet is strong enough.

Some believe this is how Phobos and Deimos (pictured here) became satellites of Mars.

Although asteroids can seem similar to comets, the two are very different.

Comets have tails of dust and particles, and asteroids are considered more like small planets or moons.




 
My Notes:

 

 




 

 

Take me back to K-Base 1 !

1999-2006 KnowledgeBears.com, Inc.