Audience: 3rd grade and older

This slide shows how dramatically different the planets in our solar system are in size. Some of the smallest bodies in our solar system are shown in the first view, from Ceres to Earth; in the second view, Earth is next to Jupiter and other larger planets.

Also shown is the size of a "super-Earth" - a type of planet observed in exoplanetary systems that is intriguing scientists because there is no such thing in our solar system.

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