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astronomy part 1 review
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Why did scientists change theories and now accept the Heliocentric theory?
because they made new observations on the planets move meant
What do all of the inner planets have in common?
List the 8 main planets in order starting with the ones closest to the sun.
[1. Mercury 2. Venus 3. Earth 4. Mars 5. Jupiter 6. Saturn 7. Uranus 8. Neptune ]
When does a meteoroid becomes a meteorite?
when it impacts the earth
What is one difference between comets and the Moon?
comets have large orbits around the sun while the moon orbits earth
What will MOST likely result from small meteoroids entering the atmosphere of Earth?
Why is the asteroid belt located in the space between the Sun and Jupiter?
this space is where the gravity from the sun and from Jupiter are equal
Why do you think Earth is the only planet to have these special features?
because it is the third planet from the sun
What kind of core does Earth have?
In 1543, Nicholas Copernicus stated that the [ moon] revolves around Earth and that Earth and the other planets revolved around the
How many moons does Jupiter have?
The largest [ volcano ] in our solar system is located on Mars. It's name is
Jupiter might have a rocky
How many moons does Saturn have?
Many early Greek scientist thought the planets, [ sun], Moon and the [ stars ] were fixed in separate spheres that rotated around
If a meteoroid enters into Earth's atmosphere, it will burn up and appear as a [ shooting star ]. These are actually called
The daily movement of the planets and the stars was caused by Earth's
List the outer planets in order starting with the one closest to the Sun.
1. Jupiter 2. Saturn 3. Uranus 4. Neptune
How many rings does Uranus have?
The curved path a satellite travels in is called its
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