The Amazing Universe

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I'm going to tell you about the book 'The Amazing Universe'. I think universe is amazing because the light's speed is very fast, and we can find very interesting things such as solar system, planets, stars, galaxy, supernova, and blackholes in the universe.

First, the light's speed is very fast that is 294,400km/sec and there is a 'light-year'. The light travels in one year and the distance is 9.6 trillion kilometers.

Second, in universe there are solar system, stars, and planets. The solar system include 10 stars and planets(include sun). I'd like to explain these 10 stars and planets to you. The Sun is the ball of fire in the sky that the Earth goes around, and it gives us heat and light. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and it is very small. Venus is a second planet from the Sun. It is clearly visible from the Earth as a bright morning and evening star.

Earth is the substance on the land surface of the earth, for example clay or sand, in which plants grow. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun, and the nearest planet to the Earth. We can find water marks on its surface. Jupiter is fifth planet from the Sun, and the largest in the solar system. It has a thin ring. Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun, with an orbit lying between those of Jupiter and Uranus. Saturn is best known for its bright ring system called Saturn?s rings and it is very light. Uranus is tilted about angle of 98 degrees, and it has 9 microscopic rings that we can't see with our eyes. Neptune's surface is blue which is the same as Jupiter's and is tilted about 17 degrees. It also has ring.