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The planets all orbit this

The Sun

100

The phase of the moon where the whole thing is lit up

A Full Moon

100

What is a comet made up of?

Ice and dust (also small rock particles)

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Which is the hottest planet?

Venus

100

What do many scientists believe caused the extinction of dinosaurs?

Asteroids

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The two inner planets that are considered "twins"

Earth and Venus

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The phase of the moon that occurs during a solar eclipse.  

HInt: (It is completely shadowed)

A New Moon

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What is the main difference between an asteroid and a meteoroid?

Asteroids are larger and meteoroids are smaller.

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What causes day and night on Earth?

The Earth's rotation

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A space rock that burns up as it is traveling through Earth's atmosphere?

Meteor

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The planet with virtually no atmosphere

Mercury

300

The type of eclipse when the sun is blocked off to the Earth.

The order is (Earth, Moon, Sun)

A solar eclipse

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What are the 3 parts of a comet

Nucleus, Coma, Tail

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What are the outer planets called?

Gas Giants

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Where is the asteroid belt located?

between Mars and Jupiter

400

The planet that has a longer day than year

Venus

400

The phase of the moon where less than half is lit up.

A Crescent Moon

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An object that survives its passage through Earth's atmosphere and hits the Earth.

Meteorite

400
List the outer planets in order from the sun

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

400

Name a dwarf planet

Pluto, Ceres, etc

500

List the planets from smallest in size to largest in size.

Mercury, Mars, Venus, Earth, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter

500

The phase of the moon where more than half is lit up.

A Gibbous moon

500

The scientific term for a shooting star

Meteor

500

Which planet is made of 95% carbon dioxide?

Mars

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What type of space rock is Ceres considered?

(Not dwarf planet)

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