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Earth Space

QuestionAnswer
Which pair of solar system bodies comes closest to double planet, what to bodies equal mass, revolve? Pluto and Charon
Pluto is now classifies as a _____ in our solar system? Dwarf planet
The ___explains how our solar system probably formed a giant cloud of gases and dispense in solid particles? nebular hypothesis
___meteorites are thought to be analogous in composition to Earth’s core? Iron
As the solar system was formed ___ came closest to undergoing nuclear fusion and becoming a second sun? Jupiter
Which one of the following is believed to be true about comets? They have highly elliptical orbits around the sun
___ has the great dark spot on its surface? Neptune
How did the lunar Maria most likely originate? huge impact basins that were nearly filled with basalt
Which one is not found on Mars? H20-rich atmosphere
__ are found both on Mars and Earth? Erosional features to flowing water
The surface features ___ are known only through satellite radar mapping? Venus
__ is a moon on Mars Phobos
__ has atmosphere pressure at its surface that are roughly comparable to those at Earth’s surface Saturn’s Moon
___ A moon orbiting Jupiter has an unusual smooth uncrated ice-cover surface? Europa
___ has hot turbulent atmosphere dominated by Carbon Dioxide? Venus
Which one of the following features is the youngest? brightly rayed craters
___ is the principal gas in the Venus atmosphere and also a minor of the atmosphere of Earth and Mars? Carbon Dioxide
The largest known volcano in the solar system is? Mons Olympus on Mars
Which one of the terrestrial planet has a surface landscape similar to that of older areas of moon? Mercury
___are small extraterrestrial particles that glow brightly and burn as they travel through Earth’s atmosphere Meteoroids
Vast circular to elliptical dark-colored smooth areas of the moon are known as? lunar Maria
The belt (orbit) of the asteroids is located between Jupiter and Mars
Which one of these lunar features is the oldest lunar highlands
Most of the moon craters were produced by the impact of the debris
he high surface temperatures of the planet have been attributed to the greenhouse effect? Venus
This planet has ice caps which change in size with seasons? Mars
The smallest planet in our solar system is Mercury
Mercury Saturn Uranus Jupiter Mercury
Phobos Pluto Titan Callisto Pluto
Earth Venus Mars Jupiter Jupiter
Comet Asteroids Meteorite Planet Meteorite
The dark tail of a comet is called a coma f
The moon has highlands areas which approach the height of mountains on Earth t
The very large lava covered areas of the moon are called Maria t
Rayed craters on the moon such as Copernicus formed during an intense early period of bombardment? f
Jupiter is the largest and most massive planet in the solar system? t
They four largest moons of Jupiter are known as the Galitean Moons? t
The Cassini Gap refers to the planetless belt of asteroids between Mars and Earth f
Lunar regolith breccias contains crystalline rock fragments and glassy fragments t
Meteorites disintegrate and burn up as shooting stars: meteoroids survive on impact even? f
Comets are thought to be composed of dust and try ice particles enclosed in small metallic fragments f
An extreme example of the greenhouse effect is thought to be associated with an abundance of Carbon Dioxide in the Martian atmosphere? f
The Martian polar ice caps are thought to be mainly frozen methane and ammonia f
Large impact craters and large domal features have been images on the surface of Venus t
Eruptive plumes and lava flows rich in sulfar have been photographed on Jupiters moon IO? t
The Jovian planets are more massive but less dense than the terrestrial planets t
The lunar highlands exhibit rugged topographic relief and high density of impact craters t
The atmosphere of Mars is less dense than Earth but dust storms and sand dunes indicate wind action occurs on Mars? t
_refers to the glowing head of a comet coma
___is the major gas in the atmosphere of Venus Carbon Dioxide
Relative smooth large circular to elliptical areas on the lunar surface known as Maria
The most abundant gas in Earths atmosphere is? Nitrogen
The Cassini gap is associated with the planet Saturn
The only planet in the solar system who’s axis of rotation lies close to ite equatorial plane? Uranus
The largest shield volcano yet observed in the solar system is located in ___? Mars
The proposal that contends that Earth is in the center of the universe is called ___ view? Geocentric
Which planet in addition to Earth shows clear evidence of water erosion Mars
Relative small bodies which generally orbit between Mars and Jupiter are called Asteroids
The spectacular bodies that have been compared to large dirty snowballs are called comets
The largest volcano known in the solar system monsolympus is located on the planet Mars
Created by: saran91 on 2010-04-11



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