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What is the main difference between and asteroid and a meteoroid?
a) shape of orbits b) their effect on Earth c) size of body d) density
What is the most useful unit for measuring distances within the solar system?
a) light-year b) AU c) kilometer d) parsec
Why do we always see the same side of the moon from Earth?
a) its phases are constantly changing b) the moon changes its position relative to Earth c) half the moon is always in sunlight d) its period of rotation equals its period of revolution
Four farthest planets from the sun
a) outer solar system (gas giants) b) planets with aliens c) terrestrial planets d) inner solar system
Another name for the four farthest planets from the sun
a) Gas Giants b) big bullies c) gassy giants d) Terrestrial planets
Unit of measurement based on average distance between Earth and Sun
a) light year b) ASU c) AU d) light hour
The time it takes an object to go around the sun once
a) rotate b) purple c) blue d) revolve
The amount of time it takes an object to turn once on its axis
a) rotate b) spin c) terrestrial planet d) revolve
rotational spin that makes sun appear to rise in the west and set in the east (opposite of Earth)
a) retrograde b) revolution c) rotation d) prograde
Rotational spin that has a counter-clockwise spin
a) prograde b) revolution c) rotation d) retrograde
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