Ch23 Earth Science

Flashcard maker : Lily Taylor
One of the planets known to have rings is.
Uranus
Of the following is not a Jovian planet?
Earth
The following is not a terrestrial planet?
Jupiter
Most obvious difference between the terrestrial and the Jovian planets is?
Size
Which of the following is not characteristic of the Jovian planets?
Fin atmospheres
In an astronomical sense, which of the following is not considered an ice?
Water thank you
Formation of the solar system from a huge cloud of dust and gases is called the?
Nebular theory
Which of the following is not considered part of the solar system?
Galaxies
The Jovian planets contain a large percentage of the gases?
Hydrogen and helium.
Which Of the following is proportional Lee more abundant on terrestrial planets then on Jovian planets?
Silicate minerals
Which planet shows evidence of water erosion?
Mars
Which planet has a cratered surface similar to Earth’s moon?
Venus
And it with the greatest temperature extremes is?
Mercury
Which planet has a dense carbon dioxide atmosphere and high surface temperatures?
Venus
On which thickly clouded planet has radar mapping revealed a varied topography consisting of plains, highlands, and thousands of volcanic structures?
Venus
Many known satellites does mars have?
Two
Atmosphere of Venus is composed primarily of?
Carbon dioxide
Olympus Mons, a volcano the size of Ohio is found on?
Mars
Following planets does not have rings?
Mars
Planet viewed through a telescope, appears as a reddish ball interrupted by some permanent dark regions that change intensity?
???
The following is currently responsible for shaping Mars’ is surface?
Wind
Which features on Mars point to the possibility of liquid water on the planet?
Gullies and stream like channels
which planet is second only to the moon and brilliance in the night sky?
Venus
Which planet has a greater mass then the combined mass of all the remaining planets and moons?
Jupiter
Which of Jupiter’s moons is volcanically active?
lo
Planet might be best described as a large, dirty ice ball?
Pluto
Which planet is associated with the great dark spot?
Saturn
Which of the planets is the smallest?
Mercury
Which planets axis of rotation lies nearly parallel with the plane of its orbit?
Uranus
According to a relatively recent discovery, which planet has one satellite?
Pluto
Which moon has a substantial atmosphere?
Titan
The lowest surface temperature yet measured on anybody in the solar system (-200°C) occurs on
Uranus
What characteristic distinguishes Neptune from the other planets?
Neptune is extremely windy
Jupiter’s great red Spot is believed to be a?
Cyclonic storm
35. Which of the following is a characteristic of Jupiter?
All of the above
Which satellite of Uranus has the greatest variety of landforms of any satellite yet examined?
Miranda
Why isn’t Pluto considered a planet?
Pluto’s gravity is too weak to pull into smaller debris, so it hasn’t cleared its orbital path
Until 2006, Pluto was considered to be one of the nine planets. Now Pluto is considered to be a?
Dwarf planet
The following is true of dwarf planets?
The relatively small, rocky bodies generally found orbiting between Mars and Jupiter are known as?
Asteroids
What feat did the spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker accomplish
It landed on an asteroid
Most astroids lie between the orbits of?
Mars and Jupiter
A comet’s tail always points?
away from the sun
The glowing head of a comet is known as the?
Coma
Comments with short orbital periods are located in what region?
Kuiper belt
Call particles that produce a streak of light upon entering earths atmosphere are called?
Meteors
The remains of extraterrestrial particles that are found on earth’s surface are called?
Meteorites
The most meteor showers are associated with the orbits of?
Comets
I planet with a Rockycrest and a metallic core would be classified as a?
Terrestrial planet
A cloud of dust and gas in space is called?
Nebula
Because if it similarities to earth, what planet has been called earths twin?
Venus
Although the atmosphere is very thin, extensive just storms with wind speeds in excess of 270 km/h do occur on this planet?
Mars
The most prominent feature of this planet is its system of rings.
Saturn
The total mass of all asteroids is estimated to be only one 1000 that of?
Earth

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