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Ch. 9-L1-Planets

Inner Planets-Mercury-Mars

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What is called the imaginary line that runs from the North to the South poles each inner planet rotates or spins around the sun? The Axis
What is called one complete orbit around another object, example is the Earth orbiting the sun? A Revolution
What are the four seasons that the Earth has that gives it temperature to the upper and lower temperate zones to the the Earth? Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn (Fall)
What are known as gigantic balls of very hot gases that give off radiation in outer space? Stars
What is the name of the star that warms the Earth and provides energy to all its inhabitants? The Sun
What are known as an explosive eruption of waves and particles that shoot out from a star, but are pulled back due to its gravity? A Solar Flare
What are known as a group of stars that forms patterns in outer space from Earth? Constellations
What are the names of the 4 inner planets that are closest to the sun? Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
What planet is the closest to the Sun? Mercury
How long does it take Mercury to rotate around the Sun once? 88 days to rotate around the Sun
How long does it take Mercury to rotate on its axis? 59 days to rotate on its axis
How long does it take Venus to rotate around the Sun once? 225 days to rotate around the Sun
How long does it take Venus to rotate on its axis? 243 days to rotate on its axis
How long does it take Earth to rotate around the Sun once? 365 1/4 days to rotate around the Sun
How long does it take Earth to rotate on its axis? 24 hours
How long does it take Mars to rotate around the Sun once? 687 days to rotate around the Sun
How long does it take Mars to rotate on its axis? 24.6 hours
How many moons does Mars have orbiting it? 2 moons
What are the name of the two moons that Mars has? Phobos and Deimos
Which of Mars' two moons has an odd shape that looks like a football? Deimos
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