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What are the planets in order away from the sun? Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Where is the Asteroid Belt? In between Mars and Jupiter
Which planets have rings? Saturn Uranus (Also Jupiter and Neptune, but those are less visible)
Which planet is called the gas giant? Jupiter (Although Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are also considered gas giants)
What is an astronomical unit? The distance between the Sun and the Earth (About 93 million miles)
How long does it take for sunlight to reach Earth? 8 minutes and 20 seconds
What makes Uranus special? 1) Known as the sideways planet because it rotates on its side 2) Looks like it is rolling not spinning
What is the definition of a planet? 1) It must orbit the sun (or a star) 2) It must be big enough to have enough gravity to force it into a round shape 3) It must be big enough that it’s gravity clears away nearby objects
What is the distance between the Earth and the Moon? About 240 thousand miles (If all the planets were lined up touching, they could fit between the Earth and the Moon)
How many dwarf planets are affected by the Sun’s gravity? 5: Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, Eris.
What is the Moon’s atmosphere called? The exosphere (it is a very thin atmosphere)
How many humans have been to the moon? 24 American astronauts have made the trip from Earth to the Moon. Only 12 people have walked on the moon.
Which dwarf planet is located in the Asteroid Belt? Ceres
What is the Kuiper Belt? Similar to the Asteroid Belt, but beyond all the main planets.
Which planets orbit counterclockwise? Venus and Uranus
Created by: Wilshaverty
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