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Name that Planet

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  1. Only planet named after a female figure.

    Venus

  2. Only planet that is less dense than water.

    Saturn

  3. Jovian planets/Gas giants.

    Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

  4. The Terrestrial planets .

    Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars

  5. Its defining features are composed of Ice.

    Saturn (the rings)

  6. Blue planet.

    Neptune

  7. Has the largest canyon in the Solar System, Valles Marineris.

    Mars

  8. Red planet.

    Mars

  9. Earth's sister planet.

    Venus

  10. First planet discovered with mathematical prediction rather than observations.

    Neptune

  11. Named after the Greek god of the sky.

    Uranus

  12. Names of satellites are chosen from the works of Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.

    Uranus

  13. Orbits the Sun once every 88 days.

    Mercury

  14. Named after the Roman god of the sea.

    Neptune

  15. Two and a half times as massive as all of the other planets combined.

    Jupiter

  16. Great Red Spot.

    Jupiter

  17. Particles from Solar wind are responsible for its Aurora.

    Earth

  18. Craters are an obvious feature of the landscape.

    Mercury

  19. Spins in the opposite direction relative to all the others.

    Venus

  20. Has two moons, Phobos and Deimos.

    Mars

  21. The name was first suggested by Venetia Burney, a 11-yr old girl.

    Pluto

  22. English name does not derive from Greek/Roman mythology.

    Earth

  23. Of the gas giants, it has the highest density.

    Neptune

  24. Its largest satellite is Charon.

    Pluto

  25. Named after the Roman goddess of love.

    Venus

  26. Discovered by William Herschel.

    Uranus

  27. Morning Star or the Evening Star.

    Venus

  28. Hydrogen, methane and ammonia make up its atmosphere.

    Jupiter

  29. Has the highest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons.

    Mars

  30. Densest atmosphere of all the terrestrial planets.

    Venus

  31. Only spacecraft to approach it was Mariner 10 from 1974 to 1975.

    Mercury

  32. Great Dark Spot.

    Neptune

  33. First in the alphabetical order.

    Earth

  34. Surface temperature is -230°C.

    Pluto

  35. New Horizons would be the first spacecraft to fly by and study it and its moons in 2015.

    Pluto

  36. Triton is one of its moons.

    Neptune

  37. Has the strongest winds of any planet.

    Neptune

  38. First planet discovered in modern times.

    Uranus