Essay on Our Solar System

Submitted By BrianCHMK12
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Our Solar System
Brian Keith

Our solar system is near the edge of the of the Milky Way galaxy. The solar system is always in orbit of the sun, which is always spinning too. There are six major components our little solar system, starting with the sun, the inner and outer planets, stars, asteroid belts, and gravity. The sun is the star at the center. It is the biggest object in our solar system, producing light, and the gravity to keep the planets and other objects in orbit. The sun is made up in six different portions. The Corona is the Sun’s outer most atmosphere, the Chromosphere is the inner atmosphere, the Photosphere is the “crust” of the Sun, the convection zone is the “mantel”, the Radiative zone, is where all the energy from the core expands outward, and lastly is the core, which is where all the energy to produce and to burn hydrogen and helium. The energy from the core expands and becomes a gas form from the radiative zone to the convection zone, where the gases go through a series of heating up and cooling down much like boiling water, but every so often the huge gas bubbles do pop and release and extreme amount of radioactivity into space. All of this energy eventually does leave our local star as heat and light, but this loss energy must be replaced. One of the theories would cause the sun to; eventually shrink to the size of an atom in about 10 million years, but our solar system as existed for billions of years. Then in 1919, the answer was giving and what we know and except today. At the core of the Sun is a large amount of hydrogen, and through nuclear fusion and heat, produces helium. This reaction then creates the energy the Sun needs to produce the gas that releases light and heat. From the Sun to the asteroid belt are the inner planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Mercury and the moon are relatively the same. With a dead core, the outside never changes. This gives astronomers an advantage about how our solar system was created, because with a dead core, no volcanic activates and no covering up the original surfaces. Venus and Earth are practically the same. The cores are alive, there’s volcanic activity, and tectonic plates are in motion. The difference is that the gases from the volcanos on Venus are trapped in the planet’s atmosphere, and therefore makes the planet very hot. Since the Earth’s atmosphere doesn’t trap the gases form volcanos for very long, it makes it stable to support life. At one point, Mars core was alive and well, one theory is because a huge asteroid got caught in the planets gravitational pull and became a moon, but since it was spinning around the planet so fast, Mars was able to produce water and could have very well had life, but that asteroid…