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Astronomy 5th

Study Stack #5

Name the order of the planets from the Sun. 1. Mercury, 2. Venus, 3. Earth, 4. Mars, 5. Jupiter, 6. Saturn, 7. Uranus, 8. Neptune.
What 2 planets have no tectonic plate activity? Mar and Mercury.
What orbit the sun and are made up of frozen gases. And it's always points away from the sun because of the solar wind. Comets
What are asteroids? Pieces of a broken planets and are found in the Asteroid Belt which is between Mars and Jupiter.
What is a solstice? It is when the sun is at its most northern (over Tropic of Cancer) or at its most southern point (over Tropic of Cancer.
What are left over pieces of comet's tails flouting in space? Meteoroids.
What theory states that the Moon formed when a large object struck the Earth and material from inside the Earth was ejected out in space and this material formed the moon? This is the most widely accepted theory also. The Impact Theory
When is the Spring (Vernal) Epuinox? March 21st (1st day of spring)
How do Epuinoxes occur? Epuinoxes occur when the sun is directly over the Equator and there is equal amounts of day and night (12 hours of day, 12 hours of night).
True or False. All planets are warmer with Venus having runaway greenhouse effect. True.
Created by: BChildress