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  1. What are meteors that hit Earth's surface?
    meteorite
  2. What are objects that orbit the sun, are rigid and can be nearly spherical, can share their orbits with other bodies, and are not satellites (moons)?
    Dwarf planets
  3. What is a particle of rock in space? (it is like an asteroid)
    meteoroid
  4. What are the five Dwarf Planets?
    Eris, Ceres, Pluto, Makemake, and Haumea
  5. What was Edmund Halley's great contribution to the study of comets?
    Realizing that comets keep coming because they are in an elliptical orbit
  6. What are the two main parts of a comet?
    head and tail
  7. What is a small solar system object that is made of rock and different kinds of ices and that orbits the sun?
    comet
  8. What is the difference between a meteoroid and an asteroid?
    Its size
  9. What is the first probe to reach Pluto and its moons?
    New Horizons
  10. What are planets about the same size and density as Earth?
    terrestrial planets
  11. Name all the terrestrial planets.
    Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars
  12. What are planets larger than Earth that have low densities and are made mostly of light elements, gases, and ices?
    Jovian Planets
  13. Name all the Jovian planets.
    Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
  14. What is a rocky object that orbits another object in the solar system?
    moon
  15. What are moons, along with anything else in the solar system that isn't a planet or dwarf planet is classified as?
    SSSB
  16. What are objects that orbits the sun, has a spherical shape, and does not share the space of its orbit with any other object of significant size, other than moons?
    planet
  17. What are planets farther from the sun than the earth?
    superior
  18. Name all the planets from the sun going outward.
    Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
  19. What are planets closer to the sun than earth?
    inferior
  20. What is the smallest planet, no known moons, closest to the sun.
    Mercury
  21. What is the brightest planet, most like earth in size and mass, appears to rotate backwards, and has a dense, hot,, and nasty atmosphere with the highest surface temperatures?
    Venus
  22. What planet is reddish in color, it has two tiny moons, and has the largest volcano in our solar system?
    Mars
  23. What is the largest volcano in our solar system?
    Olympus Mons
  24. What is the largest planet in our solar system?
    Jupiter
  25. What planet has the most rings?
    Saturn
  26. What planets undergo solar transits as viewed from the earth?
    Mercury and Venus
  27. What is the coldest planet in our solar system?
    Uranus

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