Asteroid Belt – Astronomy Hw

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Asteroid Belt – Astronomy Hw

The key terms of Astronomy Homework include, Asteroid Belt, Solar System, Titan, Neptune.


Which of the following is NOT TRUE about Titan?

It has one of the most complex chemical environments in our Solar System.


neptune’s rings were most likely formed by

Collisions between moons


All of the planets have at least one moon that is larger than Pluto’s.

False


The asteroid belt separates the inner planets from the outer planets.

True


Which of the following accurately describes Neptune’s moon, Triton?

It is the seventh-largest moon in the Solar System


The distances in space are based on astronomical units, which are average distances between the Sun and Earth.

True


Why does Mercury lack seasons?

The axis of rotation is almost completely vertical.


A planetary system is a system of objects in space that orbit which of the following?

A star


How many steps are there in the formation of a Solar System?

6


Less than one-half of Venus’ surface is composed of low-lying volcanic plains with large amounts of flowing lava.

False


Which of the following bodies has a brightness that surpasses Venus’

The Moon


The distance from the Earth to the Sun is:

1 AU


Which of the following planets is the outermost of the four inner terrestrial planets?

Mars


Before the 17th century, the universe was thought to have how many bodies?

8


Which of the following BEST identifies planets located outside of our Solar System?

Extrasolar planets


Mars is also known as the Red Planet because of its rust-red color

True


The MOST important factor in determining the development of life on Earth is

Water


Earth’s view from space is like a sparkling blue oasis in a black sea of stars

True



A day on Mercury is almost 59 Earth days long due to the planet’s ___________ rotation.

Slow



The invention of __________________ made it easier to see that there were actually more bodies within the universe than was originally thought.

The telescope


What are the four parts of Jupiter’s ring system?

An inner “halo” ring, a main ring, and two gossamer rings


Neptune is smaller than the gas giants and Earth

False


Neptune can be divided into a total of ______________ different layers

Four


Because of Saturn’s rings, what are we unable to observe from Earth?

Its bright blue color


The outer planets are similar to the planet Earth; they just happen to be farther away from the Sun.

False


Which of the following is NOT TRUE about Titan?

It has one of the most complex chemical environments in our Solar System.


neptune’s rings were most likely formed by

Collisions between moons


All of the planets have at least one moon that is larger than Pluto’s.

False


The asteroid belt separates the inner planets from the outer planets.

True


Which of the following accurately describes Neptune’s moon, Triton?

It is the seventh-largest moon in the Solar System


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