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What are meteors that hit Earth's surface?
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)?
What is a particle of rock in space? (it is like an asteroid)
What are the five Dwarf Planets?
Eris, Ceres, Pluto, Makemake, and Haumea
What was Edmund Halley's great contribution to the study of comets?
Realizing that comets keep coming because they are in an elliptical orbit
What are the two main parts of a comet?
head and tail
What is a small solar system object that is made of rock and different kinds of ices and that orbits the sun?
What is the difference between a meteoroid and an asteroid?
What is the first probe to reach Pluto and its moons?
What are planets about the same size and density as Earth?
Name all the terrestrial planets.
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars
What are planets larger than Earth that have low densities and are made mostly of light elements, gases, and ices?
Name all the Jovian planets.
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
What is a rocky object that orbits another object in the solar system?
What are moons, along with anything else in the solar system that isn't a planet or dwarf planet is classified as?
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?
What are planets farther from the sun than the earth?
Name all the planets from the sun going outward.
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
What are planets closer to the sun than earth?
What is the smallest planet, no known moons, closest to the sun.
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?
What planet is reddish in color, it has two tiny moons, and has the largest volcano in our solar system?
What is the largest volcano in our solar system?
What is the largest planet in our solar system?
What planet has the most rings?
What planets undergo solar transits as viewed from the earth?
Mercury and Venus
What is the coldest planet in our solar system?