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A round depression in the surface of a planet, moon, asteroid, or comet, caused by the impact of a meteoroid.
a) Crater b) Meteoroids c) Spring Tide d) Eclipse
a chunk of rock that moves through the solar system
a) Asteroids b) Meteoroids c) Penumbra d) Ring
the different shapes of the illuminated side of the moon as seen from Earth
a) Asteroid Belt b) Tides c) Eclipse d) Phases
event that occurs when the shadow of one body in space, such as a planet or moon, falls on another Umbra the darkest part of a shadow
a) Eclipse b) Oort Cloud c) Nebula d) Accretion
a region of the moon's shadow that surrounds the umbra and is less dark than the umbra
a) Asteroids b) Protoplantary Disk c) Penumbra d) Eclipse
the regular rise and fall of water in the oceans
a) Crater b) Phases c) Tides d) Meteoroids
a tide at the new or full moon when the change between daily high and low tides is the greatest
a) Spring Tide b) Gas Giants c) Neap Tide d) Solar Nebula
a tide at the first or last quarter moon, when there is the least change between daily high or low tides
a) Ring b) Penumbra c) Neap Tide d) Eclipse
the four planets closest to the sun (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars), which are similar in structure to Earth
a) Neap Tide b) Terrestrial Planets c) Kuiper Belt d) Planetesimals
small, rocky solar system bodies, most of which are found orbiting the sun in a region between Mars and Jupiter
a) Umbra b) Ring c) Asteroids d) Disk
region between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter where most asteroids in the solar system are found
a) Asteroid Belt b) Meteoroids c) Crater d) Gas Giants
a large, massive planet (such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune) that is composed mainly of hydrogen and helium
a) Kuiper Belt b) Gas Giants c) Solar Nebula d) Protoplantary Disk
a wide belt beyond Pluto's orbit where objects mostly made of ice and rock orbit the sun
a) Asteroids b) Spring Tide c) Terrestrial Planets d) Kuiper Belt
thought to be a very sparse sphere of comets encircling the solar system out to a distance of about 50,000 AU
a) Penumbra b) Asteroid Belt c) Oort Cloud d) Planetesimals
a cloud of dust and gas that can eventually collapse to form one or more stars with a planetary system
a) Solar Nebula b) Accretion c) Crater d) Meteoroids
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