Terrestrial Planets & Asteroid Belt

Closest planet from the sun

Mercury

Extreme temperature fluctuations and why

Mercury; no atmosphere

Similar to our moon

Mercury

Similar composition to Earth but with a runaway greenhouse effect

Venus

730K surface temp

Venus

96% CO2 atmosphere

Venus

Sulfuric acid clouds and abundant lightning

Venus

78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen, 1% Other

Earth

Liquid water on surface

Earth

Allows for life based on photosynthesis

Earth

Infested with homo-sapiens

Earth

aka "The Red Planet" and why

Mars, covered with iron oxide dust

Ice caps at both poles CO2 and H2O

Mars

Evidence of running water sometime in its past

Mars

A failed planet, these objects never accreted

Asteroid Belt

Likely a suspect for mass extinctions

Asteroid Belt