Astronomy Unit Three Topic List 2
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What is Ceres?
First minor planet, discovered on Jan 1, 1801
What is a small solar system body?
Minor Planet, Residual planetesimals that failed to merge into a planet or be captured by a larger planet
What are asteroids?
Objects left over from the formation of the solar system
Which planets have trojan asteroids?
Jupiter, Neptune, Mars, Earth and Uranus
What is NEO?
Near Earth Objects
Which planets are the gas giants?
Jupiter and Saturn
Which planet is most similar to the sun?
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