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Mercury diameter is
.4 AU form the sun.
mercury's is made up of what?
rock and iron
mercury's density is
mercury's is what planet to the sun
mercury's day length is what?
twice the length of its year.
mercury's sidereal period of revolution is
88th earth days.
mercury's sideral rotational period is
mercury's solar rotation period is
176 earth days
mercury's rotates blank around the sun but very blank to rotate
mercury's atmosphere does what
goes away and comes back
what is the weather like on mercury's
hot and very cold.
what is the max temp on mercury's
what is the max coldest on mercury's?
how much time is mercury spent in day and night in six months.
3months day and 3months night.
what is the surface like on mercury
heavily rocky and cratered like the moon.
Venus atmosphere was first seen by who
Venus is what of the brightest object
the earth and venus are how close in size
Venus distance from the sun
Venus rotates which way
Venus rotates every
Venus density is
Venus is made up of what?
rock and iron
Venus atmosphere is made up of what
carbon dioxide of 95.5%
Venus average temp is what
800F to 900F
why does it stay hot on Venus?
the green house gases effect that traps the heat on the surface.
what is made up in the clouds on Venus?
what is Venus's pressure?
1300 pounds per square inch.
What is Venus highest mountain and height?
Maxwell mountain 6.5 miles
Venus has what active
Mars is what size next to the earth
1/2 the size.
Mars diameter is what?
Mars can fit how many of its self in earth
Mars is how many AU
what are the terrestrial planets names and what are does it mean?
earth like planets which have surfaces. mars, earth, Venus, mercury.
Mars axis is tipped by how much
mare rotates every?
24hrs and 37mins
Mars density is
why is mars red?
its mad by iron oxide which makes rust.
mars PSI is what?
what is the major volcanoes name
mt.olympus height is what
16 miles high.
what is the largest volcano in our solar system.
what is the largest valley on mars called and how large
valles mariner and 4 to 6 miles deep and as long as distance from CA to NY.
what the temp on Mars
-220F to 70F
the small amount of pressure on mars has caused the water to what?
the water boils and evaporates and gets released in the atmosphere.
why would there be no life on mars?
Mars has no ozone layer which allows UV rays and hydration that kills any organisms.
what is the moons diameter
Jupiter takes how long to orbit the sun
Jupiter's distance from the sun
Jupiter diameter is what
88,000 miles or 11 times earth
what is the largest planet in the solar system
how man earths with fill up Jupiter
what planets mass is combined and doubled.
what is Jupiter mostly made up of?
what is the density of jupiter
Jupiters composition and density is similar to?
what is the great red spot?
hurricane on jupiter.
where is the red spot located
south of the equator
how long is Jupiter rotational period
9hours and 50 minutes
how many moons does Jupiter have?
63 and 4 major moons
IO is how big
what are Jupiter 4 majors moon
IO, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto
IO has what most objects in the solar system
what is the diameter of europa
europa is cover in what?
what is the largest moon in our solar system?
what is ganymede diameter?
.41 times earth
Ganymede is the same size of what planet
callisto is what diameter
callisto has what type of ice that reflect bright
callisto is the same size as what planet
Saturn is what distance from the sun
what is Saturns diameter
Saturn is how large compared to other planets
what is Saturn rotation period?
10 hours 14 mins
how long does it take Saturn to orbit the sun
what is Saturn made up of
hydrogen and helium
what is Saturn rings made up of
boulders covered in ice.
what is the very most outer layer of satuns rings
what is the dimension of saturns ring of a,b,c and f.
40,000 wide and 100 meters thick.
saturns ring are not visible when
every 15 years
what balances saturns rings
the 2 shepherds satellites
what is a tidal force
if a moon gets to close to a planet it would be ripped apart.
how many moons does saturn have
what is Saturns moon
titans diameter is what
.40 of earth.
titan is what size compared to others
Uranus AU is what
19.2 from the sun
Uranus diameter is what
Uranus rotational period is what?
sideral period revolution on Uranus is what?
84 years around the sun
Uranus density is what?
what is jovian planets and what are they
giant gas planets like jupiter. Uranus, saturn, neptune
Uranus is tipped by how much
how long is does light and darkness occur on Uranus?
42years light than 42 dark.
Uranus has how many moons?
27 and 5 major ones.
what is Uranus largest moon?
what are the names of Uranus moons?
Neptune distance from the sun is what?
Neptune diameter is
31,704 same as uranus
what is Neptunes rotational period of revolution
Neptune has what kind of spot
great dark spot which is the size of earth
what is thought to be on Neptune
Neptune moons is called what?
Triton revolves which way?
clockwise around Neptune.
Tritons diameter is what?
Triton density is what?
triton has what type of geysers
triton coldest temp was
Pluto is diameter is what
1450 miles or .18 of earth
Pluto average distance is what
plutos AU variation is what
30 to 50 AU
plutos rotational period is what?
pluto rotates which way?
pluto density is what
pluto is tipped how many degrees to our solar orbital plane?
what is the name of the largest moon on pluto?
what is plutos moons names
nix, hydra and charon
what is the largest asteriod and diameter?
1/4 of the our moon. 585 miles. ceres
how many tails does comets have?
Main asteroid belts is between what plantes?
mars and Jupiter
how many AU is the asteroid belt
how many miles is the asteroids in the belt dispersed?
millions of miles apart.
where is the Trojan belt
on Jupiter orbital plane.
how far is the Trojan belt from the sun
name of the moons around asteroids
Ida and dactyl
What is the name of the asteroid that orbit in earths crossing path?
what is bodes law?
if you take zero and 3 and add 4, than divide by 10. gives you all the planets A.U positions from the sun.
famous comet 1995
1992 famous comet
1996 famous comet
the most famous comet
1994 famous comet
meteors are what?
meteoroids are being vaporized in the atmosphere
meteorites are what?
are remanates of meteoroids that land intact.
what is a meteor?
rocky and metallic debris that are no more than 10meters across.
what does meteor shows caused by?
earth passing through debris left behind by comets.
where are the comets located and where do they orbit.
shorter rational comets are in Kuiper belt and orbit around the sun.
where are the longer rotational comets?
in the Oort cloud.
what are comets made up of?
what is the name of astriods that are earths crossing?
Apollo and Icarus.