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Stuff about our solar system


planets are separated by ___ distances

fast winds and stormy weather

this fast rotation produces

great red spot

the largest of storms on Jupiter is


a wide flat zone of small particles that orbit a planet equator.

methane, ammonia, and water

what are the heavier gases that make up most of the mass of Uranus and Neptune?

slower, larger

a planet farther from the sun moves___ and has a ___ orbit , so it takes longer to travel around the sun.

planet's spin

the ring particles and moons orbit Uranus in the same direction as

white, darker

clouds of crystals can look ___ while storm systems can appear ___ blue.

hottest in the center (core)

the disk of material that made the solar system was cold around the outside and

ice with some rock

solid bodies in the outer solar system are made mostly of

rock and metal

solid bodies near the center are made mostly of

it's inside the orbit of neptune

what is unusual about Pluto's orbit?

tectonics, erosion, impact cratering, volcanism

list the processes that shape the surfaces of moons in the solar system.


if a smaller object has no ice, did it form closer to the Sun or farther away.


what type of object is a smaller object that has no ice most likely to be?


small, solid, and rocky bodies that orbit close to the Sun.


an object that produces a coma


Earth orbits the ___


the ___ is earth's natural atellite.

sun, planets, moons, asteroids and comets, stars

list four of the different types of objects in the solar system.

astronomical unit

earth's average distance from the sun


anything that is round or oval

gas, dust

the solar system formed from a swirling cloud of ___ and ___


planets___ are almost in a flat plane.

rotate, orbit

planets ___ and most ___ in the same direction

inner solar system, outer solar system

planets are closer together in the ___ than in the ___


___ formed together with the sun

terrestrial planet

the 4 planets closest to the sun (mars, mercury, Venus`, and earth)


the process of change in a crust due to the motion of hot material underneath.


when molten rock moves from a planet's hot interior to it's surface.

hotter, rotates opposite direction, earth has carbon dioxide

name one physical difference between earth and venus

underground and in polar caps

where is water located on mars

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