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Inner Planet Studies

Study Guide for Inner Planet Test

QuestionAnswer
Which dwarf planet is found in the Asteroid Belt? Ceres
Which inner planet is the smallest? Mercury
Between which two planets can you find the Asteroid Belt? Mars and Jupiter
Mars has two potato-shaped moons. What are their names? Phobos and Deimos
What is found in the center of the Solar System? the Sun
Which planet is known as the Red Planet? Mars
Which planet is the hottest because of its thick, poisonous clouds? Venus
Which planet is closest to the Sun? Mercury
This is the hardest and hottest part of the Earth. the core
Which planet is the third planet from the Sun? Earth
What fraction of Earth is water? 3/4
Which planet is known as Earth's twin? Venus
How long does it take Earth to complete one revolution? 1 year or 12 months or 365 days
Which planet is known as the Water Planet? Earth
What is the reason that Earth has seasons? Earth is tilted on its axis as it revolves around the Sun.
Which is the largest inner planet? Earth
Which planet is the second planet from the Sun? Venus
This is the thick layer of hot and rocky Earth. the mantle
How long does it take Earth to complete one rotation? 24 hours or 1 day
What percentage of Earth is water? 75%
The sun appears to rise in the __________ and set in the __________. rises in the East and sets in the West
This is where the oceans and continents are found on Earth. the crust
How far does Earth tilt on its axis? 23.5 degrees
Which planet is the fourth planet from the Sun? Mars
Name the seasons on Earth. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall
Which direction does Earth rotate? counter clockwise
What causes day and night on Earth? Earth's rotation
What separates the inner planets from the outer planets? the Asteroid Belt
Which planet is almost the same size as Earth? Venus
Which planet travels around the Sun faster than any other planet? Mercury
How can you tell which half of Earth is day? It's the side facing the Sun.
What are the names of the first four planets in order from the Sun? Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars
Which season does Earth experience if its tilt is toward the Sun? Summer
Which direction does Earth revolve around the Sun? counter clockwise
How can you tell which half of Earth is night? It's the side facing away from the Sun.
What sentence helps to identify all 8 planets from the Sun? My very educated mother just served us nachos.
Which season does Earth experience if its tilt is away from the Sun? Winter
Created by: Anderson11