Earth Mars Mercury Jupiter & their comparison Astronomy

Earth Mars Mercury Jupiter & their comparison Astronomy

In This lesson we study about Earth Mars Mercury Jupiter & their comparison Astronomy


Unlike other terrestrial planets, Mars has a core, mantle, and crust.

false


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 words can be used to describe Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars?

Rocky and dense


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

true


Planets look like bright stars when they are viewed from Earth.

true


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

six


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

true


Although Venus is like Earth, it is too cold to maintain life.

false


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

the telescope


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

eight


Planetesmals are made from:

rock


The distance from the Earth to the Sun is:

1 AU


Which of the following contributes to Mars’ cool temperatures?

its thin atmosphere and distance from the Sun


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

water


While no one knows why, astronomers do now know that the solar nebula has ___________.

collapsed


Given Triton’s response to Neptune’s gravity, which of the following will MOST LIKELY happen?

Triton will become a ring around Neptune.


Which of the following outer planets is known as the “windy” planet?

Saturn


The outer planets have solid surfaces that are very rocky and dense.

false


Every few years, Earth passes through Saturn’s rings.

true


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

false


Which of the following layers in Uranus’ atmosphere is the densest part?

Troposphere


Which of the following BEST describes Jupiter’s seasons?

there are no significant seasonal changes


The outer planets are very large, making up 99 percent of the mass of the bodies orbiting the Sun.

true


Neptune is smaller than the gas giants and Earth.

false


Uranus was the first planet to be discovered using a telescope.

false


Neptune can be divided into a total of ______________ different layers.

four


Voyager 2 was able to capture proof of the intensity of storms that occur on Neptune. These are known to be ________________ times as strong as those on Earth.

nine


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

its bright blue color


Jupiter’s mass is larger than all of the other planets in the Solar System.

true


Which of the following words BEST describes Uranus’ seasons?

long


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