what is the difference between stars, planets and satellites?

India
March 15, 2012 7:50am CST
my daughter is studying 1st standard in a matriculation school.Last evening when we were in the terrace of our building my daughter asked my the above question and really i dont know how to explain technically. anybody can explain this. thanks
5 responses
@vertu007 (683)
• Romania
16 Mar 12
Stars are hot and bright. They produce their own heat and light. That's what we usually see when we glare at the night sky. Platens are usually cold. They don't create heat and light, they take it from the start they revolve around. Some of them we can see at night for example Venus, a few days ago you could see Jupiter along with Venus because they reflect the light they get from the sun. Satellites are smaller than planets and revolve around them just as planets revolve around start. Earth's natural satellite is the Moon. Jupiter has the most satellites of all the planets in our solar system, 64 to be exact. The biggest satellite is Ganymede( Jupiter ), the 2nd one is Titan( Saturn )- this one has a really interesting atmosphere.
@vertu007 (683)
• Romania
16 Mar 12
Satellites can be natural like the Moon, Titan, Ganymede or artificial like all the ones we sent in space for communications, pictures.
• India
1 Apr 12
Hello.Planets are bodies that revolve around sun.And satellite are bodies that revolve around planets and stars have compressed gassy substances ..
@surfer222 (1715)
• Indonesia
15 Mar 12
Stars emit lights and the center of a solar system, planets are big rocks that don't emit light and revolving around the stars, satellites are small rocks or objects that revolving around the planet.
@rene12 (797)
• Philippines
15 Mar 12
First of all is their spelling actually Next is Planets are Big Stars, Stars are Bigger Asteroids, Satellites are disc shaped spaceship :)
• India
15 Mar 12
Well bit tough to explain it technically, Planets are larger solid bodies which revolving arount the sun. while satellites are smaller solid bodies which revolving around planets and stars doesn't have defnite path and contains fully gas substances...