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Which day of the month is total solar eclipse likely to happen?
Day of the new moon
Mars has a reddish color because its surface
reflects red light
What phases of the moon would the tides be the strongest?
New and full moon
What order were the major surface features of the moon created?
highlands, maria, radial craters
What combination would make Earth's global temperature warmer?
Decreased surface albedo and higher density of atmospheric C02
The sun looks redder at sunset because
Earth scatters blue light more than red light
What is the primary cause of the greenhouse effect?
Gas molecules transparent to optical light, but reflecting infrared radiation
Titan
moon of saturn with a thick atmosphere that's made up of several gases and can maintain life
Mimas
death star
Hyperion
beehive, internal collapse
lapetus
two sided with ridge
Enceladus
heated by tides; tiger stripes
tethys
high reflectivity one side always faces saturn
Ceres
largest object in the asteroid belt and has a bright spot and has a metal rocky core
Charon
Pluto's largest moon
Eris
most massive dwarf planet so far from the sun
sedna
red color