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Our Solar System

Stuff about our solar system
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vast
planets are separated by ___ distances
fast winds and stormy weather
this fast rotation produces
great red spot
the largest of storms on Jupiter is
ring
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.
closer
if a smaller object has no ice, did it form closer to the Sun or farther away.
asteroids
what type of object is a smaller object that has no ice most likely to be?
asteroid
small, solid, and rocky bodies that orbit close to the Sun.
comet
an object that produces a coma
sun
Earth orbits the ___
moon
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
ellipse
anything that is round or oval
gas, dust
the solar system formed from a swirling cloud of ___ and ___
paths
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 ___
planets
___ formed together with the sun
terrestrial planet
the 4 planets closest to the sun (mars, mercury, Venus`, and earth)
tectonics
the process of change in a crust due to the motion of hot material underneath.
volcanism
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