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WG Ch. 2 Review

chapter two, S 1-3, World Geography

Meteoroid a solid object moving in interplanetary space, of a size considerably smaller than an asteroid and considerably larger than an atom.
Meteor the visible streak of light that occurs when a meteoroid enters the Earth's atmosphere.
Meteorite portion of a meteoroid or asteroid that survives its passage through the atmosphere and impact with the ground without being destroyed
Asteroid Belt located between Mars and Jupiter
Earth is described as an... Oblate Spheroid
Satellite Natural or Artificial, it is something that revolves around another thing.
Which two of the eight planets do not have moons? Mercury and Venus.
Spring Tide High tides are high and low tides are very low. This occurs when the gravitational pull of Sun/Moon to Earth are equal.
Neap Tide Weak tides in which the Sun and moon are working together at a right angle.
Radio of the Moon to Earth. 1/4.
Diameter and Circumference of Earth Diameter: 12742 km/20,552 miles. Circumference: 40,075 km/64,637 miles.
Leap year a year containing one extra day in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year.
4 Spheres Atmosphere, lithosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere.
Asteroids a class of small Solar System bodies in orbit around the Sun.
Comet an icy small Solar System body that, when close enough to the Sun, displays a visible coma (a thin, fuzzy, temporary atmosphere) and sometimes also a tail.
Diameter and Circumference of the Sun 1,392,000 kilometers (865,000 mi), 109/1, 4.379×10 6 km Circumference.
Diameter and Circumference of the Moon 3474 km, 5603 miles, 10,921 km, 17,614 miles.
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