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Solar System


Ares on the sun which appear dark due to their temperature are called ______________. Sunspot
A ______________ is caused by an increased number of particles in the solar wind due to solar flares and prominence's. Magnetic Storm
The phenomenon when the sky glows due to charged particles coming in contact with the Earth's atmosphere is a ______________. Aurora
Huge, looping eruptions of gas that arch out from the photosphere are called ______________. Prominece's
The ______________ is the most prominent layer of the sun and radiates light and heat from its surface. Photosphere
The group of electrically charged particles sent out by the corona is called the ______________. Solar Wind
The ______________ is the outer layer of the Sun's atmosphere which can only be seen during a total eclipse. Corona
______________ are explosions of hot gas that shoot from the Sun's surface releasing tremendous amounts of energy into space. Solar Flare
Sunspots are areas of gas which are ______________ than the surrounding gases. Cooler
All of the following are potential hazards of a coronal mass ejection except: Strengthening of Communications
Which of the following correctly places these in order from largest to smallest? Universe - Local Group/Cluster - Galaxy - Solar System - Planet
All of the matter and anti-matter which exists is called the ______________. Universe
A galaxy which has a nucleus of bright stars and two or more arms is called a ______________ galaxy. Spiral
A galaxy which is either spherical or a flattened disk is a ______________ galaxy. Elliptical
Which of the following is a FALSE statement about our galaxy? We are the largest galaxy within our Local Group/Cluster.
Which of the following is a false statement about our sun? It is located 2/3 of the way from the center of our galaxy.
Which is a FALSE statement about light years? We use light years because distances in space are so short that meters are too large to be helpful.
The largest galaxy in our local group/cluster is called the ______________. Apex
A piece of rock which is in the process of burning up in our atmosphere is called a ______________. Meteor
A chunk of rock that is randomly moving around the solar system in no fixed orbit is called a ______________. Meteoroid
Which of the following is a false statement about comets? The tail always points toward the Sun and gets smaller as it nears it.
Which of the following is a false statement about moons? Are studied in relation to their position from the sun.
(True or False) --- A planet's movements are based on their revolution around the Sun and its rotation on its axis. True
Which of the following series correctly places the planets in order as they extend out from the Sun? Mercury - Venus - Earth - Mars - Jupiter - Saturn - Uranus - Neptune
Which of the following is classified as a terrestrial planet? Mars
Which of the following is not a characteristic of a Gaseous Planet? Small in Size
Great Red Spot; gravity 2.5x Earths's largest planet. Jupiter
Red in color; polar ice caps; seasons; Olympus Mons; 2 moons. Mars
Many craters (like our moon), temperature extremes. Mercury
Great Dark Spot; greatest wind speeds; blue due to methane. Neptune
Lowest density of all planets; biggest ring system. Saturn
Rolls on its side; tiny core; blue-green color due to methane. Uranus
Hottest planet; rains sulfuric acid; greenhouse atmosphere of Carbon Dioxide. Venus
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