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What planet has the greatest temperature extremes?
What is Mercury?
100
A comet’s tail always points…
What is away from the sun?
100
Which planet’s axis of rotation lies nearly parallel with the plane of its orbit?
What is Uranus?
100
Most asteroids lie between the orbits of…
What is Mars and Jupiter?
100
What characteristic distinguishes Neptune from the other planets?
Neptune is extremely windy.
200
Which planet has a dense carbon dioxide atmosphere and high surface temperatures?
What is Venus?
200
What is the area directly behind the head of a comet called?
What is the coma?
200
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is believed to be a…
What is a cyclonic storm?
200
The relatively small, rocky bodies generally found orbiting between Mars and Jupiter are know as…
What are asteroids?
200
Which of the following is proportionally more abundant on terrestrial planets than on Jovian planets: a) Hydrogen b) Silicate minerals c) Methane d) Ammonia ice
What is "B" Silicate minerals?
300
Which planet has a cratered surface similar to Earth’s moon?
What is Mercury?
300
Comets with short orbital periods are located in what region?
What is the Kuiper belt?
300
Which planet has a greater mass than the combined mass of all the remaining planets and their moons?
What is Jupiter?
300
The remains of extraterrestrial particles that are found on Earth’s surface are called what?
What are meteorites?
300
A cloud of dust and gas in space is called a(n)…
What is a Nebula?
400
Mons Olympus, a volcano the size of Ohio, is found on what planet?
What is Mars?
400
The glowing head of a comet is know as the…
What is the coma?
400
Name some characteristics of Jupiter (more than 1)?
What is huge rotating storms, thin ring systems, & dense atmosphere?
400
Most meteor showers are associated with the orbits of what?
What are comets?
400
The Jovian planets contain a large percentage of the gases…
What is Hydrogen and Helium?
500
Which planet, when viewed through a telescope, appears as a reddish ball interrupted by some permanent dark regions that change intensity?
What is Mars?
500
What are the two tails of a comet called?
What is the tail of ionized gas and tail of dust?
500
Which moon has a substantial atmosphere?
What is Titan?
500
Planets originally formed when bits of matter collided and clumped together to from…
What are Planetesmals?
500
Which of Jupiter’s moons is volcanically active?
What is Io?
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