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If other stars are physically larger than the sun, why do they appear smaller in the sky?
a) Further distance from the Sun b) Atmospheric interference c) Optical illusion d) The composition of other stars is different from the Sun
What is a light year?
a) Distance light travels in a minute b) Distance light travels in a week c) Distance light travels in a month d) Distance light travels in a year
Star A is 4.3 light years away and Star B is 8.5 light years away. Which star is closer?
a) Star A b) Star B c) d)
How does Earth's placement in the solar system make life possible?
a) Perfect temperature - not too hot, not too cold b) Perfect atmosphere - contains oxygen and other important gases c) Has liquid water d) All of the above
What are two main differences between the inner and outer planets?
a) size and atmosphere b) atmosphere and distance from the Sun c) size and composition d) composition and distance from the Sun
List the following items in order from closest to farthest from Earth.
a) Other stars, Moon, Mars, Sun b) Moon, Mars, Sun, Other stars c) Mars, Moon, Sun, Other stars d) Sun, Moon, Mars, Other stars
If a new outer planet were discovered, what would you expect its size and composition to be like?
a) small and rocky b) small and gaseous c) large and rocky d) large and gaseous
Rigil Kentaurus is a gasoues body that produces its own light and is 4.3 light years away from Earth. Rigil Kentaurus is a
a) planet b) moon c) star d) asteroid
If a new inner planet were found, what would you expect is size and composition to be like?
a) small and rocky b) small and gaseous c) large and rocky d) large and gaseous
Larissa is a rocky body that orbits Neptune. Larissa is a
a) planet b) moon c) star d) asteroid
Eres is a small rocky body that orbits the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. Eres is a
a) planet b) moon c) star d) asteroid
Jupiter is a gas giant that orbits a star, the Sun. Jupiter is a
a) planet b) moon c) star d) asteroid
Proxima Centauri is a heavenly body that produces its own light. It is a
a) planet b) moon c) star d) asteroid
Titan is a rocky body that orbits Saturn. Titan is a
a) planet b) moon c) star d) asteroid
When the distance between 2 objects in space increases, the gravity
a) increases b) decreases c) remains constant d)
What contains all the stars, planets, moons, other celestial bodies and all the empty space in between?
a) Universe b) Galaxy c) Solar System d)
Why can life not exist on Mars?
a) It has a rocky surface b) Its too cold c) It has no water d)
What force causes a pattern of less massive objects to orbit around more massive objects?
a) Electric force b) Frictional force c) Magnetic force d) Gravitational force
The gravity on Saturn is less than the gravity on Mercury.
a) True b) False c) d)
When the mass of objects increase, the gravity
a) increases b) decreases c) remains constant d)
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