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Astronomy Chapter 6 Quiz

Overview of our planetary system
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All the jovian planets lie beyond the asteroid belt.
TRUE
One characteristic of the Terrestrial planets is their extensive moon systems.
FALSE
All Jovian planets have at least eight moons and equatorial rings.
TRUE
The largest asteroid, and probably the only one to be a spherical "world" is
Ceres
What is true about solar system densities?
The denser planets lie closer to the Sun.
The average density of each planet in the solar system is determined by taking its mass and dividing that by its
volume
Planetary orbits
are almost circular, with low eccentricities.
Which of the following are the Jovian planets?
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune only.
The Kuiper belt is found where in the solar system?
Beyond the orbit of Neptune.
In composition and density, the asteroids most resemble
pieces of terrestrial planets