The Solar System
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The Solar System
Solar System dehon
Planets their moons and size, plus any other solar system terms discussed
There are currently __ planets.
Pluto is now considered a what type of planet?
What are the surface shaping processes? (7)
Meteor, comet, and asteroidal impact
crustal displacement-faulting and folding
fluid flow (water or other liquid, if present)
What is the Moon's original curst made up of?
The young craters have-
What planet is closet to the sun?
What is Mercury's diameter?
The mission in ____ passed Mercury three times and took pictures of the same side.
What is Venus' radius?
Why can we not see the surface of Venus with a telescope?
It is covered with clouds
What planet is closest to Earth's size?
If Venus did have tectonic plates it would have one major-
Venus has about __ craters they are spaced our from each other.
Venus' atmosphere is comprised of what?
Earth is the only planet that have an atmosphere that is -
Oxygen rich with an Nitrogen atmosphere
What is the Earth's radius?
What is Mars' diameter?
What makes Mars a reddish color?
Mars' poles change from _____ to _____, because of _________ between the North and the South.
Summer, Winter, vapor exchange
Mars has the biggest volcano in the solar system. What type of volcano is it?
How many moons does Mars have? And what are their names?
2, Phobos and Demos
Beyond Mars is an -
Asteroids are _____ planets
What is Jupiter's diameter?
Does Jupiter have a ring?
Yes, a very faint one.
How many satellites does Jupiter have?
at least 63.
Name the 4 largest moons of Jupiter or the Galilean Moons.
Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto
How much of Io is melted?
Of Jupiter's Galilean Moons which two are highly cratered and have a ice and rock mix?
Ganymede and Callisto
The reason for color differences on planets and moons such as Io (Jupiter's moon) and Neptune is because of -
Io is manly made up of -
What is Saturn's diameter?
What are the two satellites called that keep Saturn's F ring in place?
What is Saturn's largest satellite?
What type of atmosphere does Titan have?
What is Uranus' diameter?
How many satellites does Uranus have?
Does Uranus have a ring system?
What is Neptune's diameter?
49, 500 km
Neptune has __ satellites.
Neptune's rings are ____ (size)
Neptune's major moon is _____, that has an icy surface.
Name the Dwarf Planets. (3)
Ceres, Pluto, Eris
Ceres originally came from -
an asteroid (minor planet) in the Mars-Saturn asteroid belt
Eris is ___% more massive than Pluto
Trans-Neptunian refers to the area -
What is Pluto's largest moon?
Comets are what and come from?
icy and dirt bodies that are in liquid form, originally from beyond Pluto's orbit.
Comets have ____ tails. Which way do the tails face?
2 or 3; one from the orbit and the other is being pushed away from the sun.
What are the three types of meteorites?
iron, stony iron, and stony