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1 Space Facts Section B – The Planets

2 Mercury Closest planet to the Sun Closest planet to the Sun Takes the least amount of time to orbit the Sun Takes the least amount of time to orbit the Sun Not large enough for its gravity to hold onto a moon or much of an atmosphere. Not large enough for its gravity to hold onto a moon or much of an atmosphere. No Moons No Moons

3 Venus The surface is hot (869) and the atmosphere is dense and contains carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid. The surface is hot (869) and the atmosphere is dense and contains carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid. Second planet from the Sun Second planet from the Sun

4 Earth Has volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Has volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Sunlight, a nitrogen and oxygen-rich atmosphere Sunlight, a nitrogen and oxygen-rich atmosphere Large oceans and the greenhouse effect makes climates that supports life. Large oceans and the greenhouse effect makes climates that supports life. Third planet from the Sun. Third planet from the Sun.

5 Mars The largest canyon in the solar system The largest canyon in the solar system Called the Red Planet Called the Red Planet Valles Marineris, is as wide as the United States. Valles Marineris, is as wide as the United States. Might have had running water at one time. Has ice caps Might have had running water at one time. Has ice caps Largest volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons Largest volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons

6 Jupiter The largest planet has an atmosphere of cold hydrogen gas. The largest planet has an atmosphere of cold hydrogen gas. It has many moons, so far 17 have been found. It has many moons, so far 17 have been found. It has a giant red spot that is thought to be a storm It has a giant red spot that is thought to be a storm

7 Saturn Mostly gas, but less dense, making it very light that it could float on water. Mostly gas, but less dense, making it very light that it could float on water. It has 18 moons. It has 18 moons. It is known for its beautiful rings which are made of millions of bits of ice. It is known for its beautiful rings which are made of millions of bits of ice.

8 Uranus Atmosphere of methane gas Atmosphere of methane gas set of dark, narrow rings that run from top to bottom, instead of around. set of dark, narrow rings that run from top to bottom, instead of around.

9 Neptune Is the bluest planet because of its methane gas atmosphere Is the bluest planet because of its methane gas atmosphere Its moon, Triton, has volcanoes Its moon, Triton, has volcanoes Crosses Plutos path as it orbits the Sun Crosses Plutos path as it orbits the Sun Has a set of dark rings Has a set of dark rings

10 Pluto Does not have a thick atmosphere Does not have a thick atmosphere Discovered in 1930 Discovered in 1930 Has one moon called Charon Has one moon called Charon Smallest planet Smallest planet Covered by layers of ice Covered by layers of ice

11 Asteroids A wide belt of small objects that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. A wide belt of small objects that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. Sometimes called minor planets. Sometimes called minor planets. Might be the remains of planets pulled apart or leftovers from the formation of the solar system Might be the remains of planets pulled apart or leftovers from the formation of the solar system

12 Meteors Parts or pieces of meteoroids that fall from space Parts or pieces of meteoroids that fall from space No bigger than a grain of sand No bigger than a grain of sand Sometimes called a Shooting star. Sometimes called a Shooting star.

13 Meteoroids Part of the dust and gas trail left behind by a comet Part of the dust and gas trail left behind by a comet

14 Meteorite A piece of rock that falls and lands on the Earth from space A piece of rock that falls and lands on the Earth from space

15 Comets These are chunks of ice and rock left over from the formation of our solar system These are chunks of ice and rock left over from the formation of our solar system They move around the Sun in a long oval-shaped orbits They move around the Sun in a long oval-shaped orbits

16 How are meteors related to comets? Meteors are the dust and rock particles that fall from the tail of a comet Meteors are the dust and rock particles that fall from the tail of a comet

17 Scientist attempt to find out if there is other intelligent life in the universe Scientist use radio telescopes to try to detect signs of life sending coded messages called SETI into space Scientist use radio telescopes to try to detect signs of life sending coded messages called SETI into space

18 1. Im the closest planet to the sun, what planet am I? A. Mercury A. Mercury B. Saturn B. Saturn C. Venus C. Venus D. Earth D. Earth

19 MERCURY

20 2. Im called the Red Planet, who am I? A. Mars A. Mars B. Jupiter B. Jupiter C. Pluto C. Pluto D. Mercury D. Mercury

21 MARS

22 3. Im pieces of meteoroids that fall from space, what am I? A. comets A. comets B. Asteroids B. Asteroids C. Meteors C. Meteors D. Pluto D. Pluto

23 METEORS

24 4. What is a fact about Neptune? A. Smallest of all the planets A. Smallest of all the planets B. Has a moon called Triton B. Has a moon called Triton C. No moons at all C. No moons at all D. Largest canyon in the solar system D. Largest canyon in the solar system

25 HAS A MOON CALLED TRITON

26 5. What is SETI? A. A radio station A. A radio station B. The way to send a message to your mom B. The way to send a message to your mom C. Scientist way to send messages into space looking for intelligent life C. Scientist way to send messages into space looking for intelligent life D. The largest planet in the solar system D. The largest planet in the solar system

27 C. Scientist way to send messages into space looking for intelligent life

28 6. Which planet has earthquakes? A. Mars A. Mars B. Saturn B. Saturn C. Earth C. Earth D. Pluto D. Pluto

29 C. Earth

30 7. Im chunks of ice and rock left over from the formation of our solar system that move in an oval- shaped path around the sun, what am I? A. Meteors A. Meteors B. Pluto B. Pluto C. Comets C. Comets D. Columbus D. Columbus

31 C. Comets

32 8. I am the smallest planet and only discovered in 1930, who am I? A. Venus A. Venus B. Jupiter B. Jupiter C. Pluto C. Pluto D. Earth D. Earth

33 C. Pluto

34 9. A wide belt of small objects between Mars and Jupiter is called? A. Comets A. Comets B. Neptunes craters B. Neptunes craters C. SETI C. SETI D. Asteroid Belt D. Asteroid Belt

35 D. Asteroid Belt

36 10. What are dust and particles left behind by a comet ? A. Meteorites A. Meteorites B. Meteors B. Meteors C. Meteoroids C. Meteoroids D. asteroids D. asteroids

37 C. Meteoroids

38 11. When a piece of a rock falls from space and lands on the Earth its called? A. Asteroid Belt A. Asteroid Belt B. Comet B. Comet C. Meteorite C. Meteorite D. Supermans capsule D. Supermans capsule

39 C. Meteorite

40 12. I am the largest Planet, who am I? A. Saturn A. Saturn B. Jupiter B. Jupiter C. Mercury C. Mercury D. Earth D. Earth

41 B. Jupiter

42 13. I am so light I could float on water, who am I? A. Jupiter A. Jupiter B. Saturn B. Saturn C. Uranus C. Uranus D. Pluto D. Pluto

43 B. Saturn

44 14. Saturn is known for its? A. Beautiful Rings A. Beautiful Rings B. Because its the Red Planet B. Because its the Red Planet C. Smallest planet C. Smallest planet D. Second planet from the Sun D. Second planet from the Sun

45 A. Beautiful Rings

46 15. Uranus is known for? A. Rings that go up and down instead of around the middle A. Rings that go up and down instead of around the middle B. Its asteroid belt B. Its asteroid belt C. the comet that circles its equator C. the comet that circles its equator D. Its 18 moons D. Its 18 moons

47 A. Rings that go up and down instead of around the middle

48 16. The surface of this planet is very hot (869 o ) and it is the second planet from the sun. A. Mercury A. Mercury B. Pluto B. Pluto C. Venus C. Venus D. Mars D. Mars

49 C. Venus

50 17. Can you name the 9 planets in our solar system?

51 MERCURY VENUS EARTH MARS JUPITER SATURNURANUSNEPTUNEPLUTO

52 18. I have a giant red spot that is thought to be a storm, who am I? A. Jupiter A. Jupiter B. Pluto B. Pluto C. Earth C. Earth D. Mercury D. Mercury

53 A. Jupiter

54 19. I have large oceans and oxygen-rich environment, who am I? A. Uranus A. Uranus B. Asteroid Belt B. Asteroid Belt C. Jupiter C. Jupiter D. Earth D. Earth

55 D. Earth

56 20. How are meteors related to comets? A. Meteors are in the dust of a comets tail A. Meteors are in the dust of a comets tail B. Meteors are what falls from the tail of a comet. B. Meteors are what falls from the tail of a comet. C. Comets come from falling meteors crashing to the earth. C. Comets come from falling meteors crashing to the earth. D. Comets are falling meteors D. Comets are falling meteors

57 B. Meteors are what falls from the tail of a comet.

58 21. What is a Meteorite? A. A falling Comet A. A falling Comet B. A shooting star B. A shooting star C. A meteor that hits the earth C. A meteor that hits the earth D. none of the above they are just in fairy tales D. none of the above they are just in fairy tales

59 C. A meteor that hits the earth

60 22. How many planets do we talk about in our solar system right now? A. 6 A. 6 B. 12 B. 12 C. 18 C. 18 D. 9 D. 9

61 D. 9

62 23. What is are the inner planets? A. Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus A. Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus B. Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars B. Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars C. Mercury,Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto C. Mercury,Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto

63 B. Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars

64 24. Which are the outer planets? A. Just Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto A. Just Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto B. Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars B. Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars C. All the planets after the Asteroid Belt C. All the planets after the Asteroid Belt

65 C. All the planets after the Asteroid Belt

66 25. What comes after Mars in space that is not a planet? A. Meteors following a comet A. Meteors following a comet B. The asteroid belt B. The asteroid belt C. SETI messages C. SETI messages D. Shooting Stars D. Shooting Stars

67 B. The asteroid belt

68 26. What are asteroids made of? A. Snow A. Snow B. Rocks and ice B. Rocks and ice C. candy canes C. candy canes D. Alien ships D. Alien ships

69 B. Rocks and ice

70 27. Explain how meteoroid, meteor, and meteorite are related. A. They are all the same thing, just at a different stage of its life. A. They are all the same thing, just at a different stage of its life. B. They are totally different rock of ice that all fly with comets B. They are totally different rock of ice that all fly with comets C. They all fall from the sky on different days C. They all fall from the sky on different days

71 A. They are all the same thing, just at a different stage of its life.

72 28. Which planet has the largest volcano in the solar system? A. Mars A. Mars B. Mercury B. Mercury C. Saturn C. Saturn D. Pluto D. Pluto

73 A. Mars

74 29. Which facts describe Neptune? A. The bluest planet A. The bluest planet B. Has a moon called Triton B. Has a moon called Triton C. Crosses Plutos path as it orbits the sun C. Crosses Plutos path as it orbits the sun D. All of the above D. All of the above

75 D. All of the above

76 30.What facts describe Pluto? A. Discovered in 1930 A. Discovered in 1930 B. has a moon called Charon B. has a moon called Charon C. Smallest planet C. Smallest planet D. Covered by layers of ice D. Covered by layers of ice F. All of the above F. All of the above

77 F. All of the above


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