St. Angela School 6 - Study Guide pt 1 Solar System Ch 2

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Science Study Guide Ch 2 questions 1-16

planet

A ________ orbits the Sun, is massive enough to be nearly spherical in shape, and has no other large objects in its orbital path.

rotate

All eight planets ________ in the same direction.

faster

The closer a planet is to the Sun, the _______ it revolves.

Dwarf planet

________ orbit the Sun and are nearly spherical in shape, but they share their orbital paths with other objects of similar size.

moon

A ___________ is a natural satellite that orbits an object other than a star.

Astroids

_______ are small, rocky objects that orbit an object the sun.

jupiter & mars

Most know asteroids are in the asteroid belt located between the orbits of ______________.

Comet

_________ are small, rocky, icy objects that orbit the Sun.

Meteroids

________ are small, rocky particles that move through space.

meteor

When a meteoroid enters Earth's atmosphere, it produces a streak of light called a _______.

meteorite

A meteoroid becomes a _______ only if it impacts Earth.

rocky

The four inner planets are also called the _____ planets.

gas giants

The four outer planets are often called the ______.

reflects

The moon seems to shine because it _______ light from the Sun.

moon

The ________ has no wind, water, or plate tectonics.

maria

Large, flat dark areas on the moon are called________.

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