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Planets and More

Planets, Comets, Meteors, Asteroids

like a large dirty snowball comet
rock made of similar material that formed the planets asteroid
made of dust and rock that burn up in the Earth's atmosphere meteor
smaller pieces of rock broken from this become meteoroids comet
most are located between orbits of Mars and Jupiter asteroids (Asteroid Belt)
often has a tail comet
a "falling star" meteor
orbits the sun planets, asteroids, comets
sequence that describes a space rock that falls to Earth's surface meteoroid, meteor, meteorite
order of the planets starting closest to the sun Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
number of planets 8
direction that planets, sun, stars, and moon appear to move They appear to rise in the East and set in the West.
what the inner planets are made of mostly rock
what the outer planets are made of mostly gas
Are the inner planets or the outer planets more dense? The inner planets are more dense because they are more tightly packed (solid).
Earth is very different from the other planets because it has the most ____________. liquid water
Which planets are smaller than the Earth? Mercury, Venus, Mars
inner planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
largest planet and a gas giant Jupiter
planet that is almost the same size as Earth (even though this planet is a little bit smaller than Earth) Venus
a space rock that is still in space meteoroid
a meteoroid that burns up in the earth's atmosphere meteor
a meteoroid that doesn't burn up in the earth's atmosphere and ends up hitting the earth's surface meteorite
Created by: Nisey1996