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One of the planets known to have rings is
Uranus
Which of the following is NOT a Jovian planet?
Earth
Which of the following is NOT a terrestrial planet?
Jupiter
The most obvious difference between the the terrestrial and the Jovian planets is
size
The formation of the solar system from a huge cloud of dust and gases is called
nebular theory
Which planet shows evidence of water erosion
Mars
The planet with the greatest temperature extremes is
Mercury
On which thickly clouded planet radar mapping revealed a varied topography consisting of plains,highlands,and thousands of volcanic structures
Venus
Whcih of the following planets does NOT have rings?
Mars
Which planet, when viewed through a telescope, appears as a reddish ball interrupted by some permanent dark regions that change intensity
Mars
Which planet has a greater mass than the combined mass of all the remaining planets and their moons
Jupiter
Which of Jupiter moons is volcanically active
Io
Which planets axis of rotation lies nearly parallel with the plane of its obrit
Uranus
What characteristic disinguishes Neptune from the other planets
Neptune extremely windy
Jupiter greats red spot is believed to be a
cyclonic storm
The relatively small rocky bodies generally found obriting between Mars and Jupiter are known as
Asteroids
Most asteriods lie between obrits of
Mars and Jupiter
A comet tail always points
away from the sun
The glowing head of comet is known as the
coma
The small particlkes that produce a streak of light upon entering Earth atomsphere are called
meteors