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... • Mercury, Venus, Earth, and
• Earth - only one with water on
the surface and can support life
... Giant, gaseous, (thick atmospheres), all have rings
7. Mercury is most similar to the __Moon__; it is geologically ___dead__.
8. The solar wind is made of _positive_ and _negative_ ions.
9. Venus is similar in size and mass to __Earth__.
10. Venus’ high atmospheric temperature and pressure is due to ...
... the solar system. Jupiter has 317 times more mass than Earth and Saturn is 95 times
as massive as Earth. But even with those planetary giants, the Sun contains 99.86%
of the mass of the entire solar system.
Order of planets: Pluto, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Earth, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn,
Chapter 7 Solar System study guide
... Sunspots are cooler spots on the sun – they tend to look black.
Sunspots come and go in cycles of about 11 years.
Solar flares – explosion/ribbon of fire
Solar prominences – ribbon of fire/gases – last days or months
Fusion of H and He makes energy
Sun has the most gravity
Inner Planets – ...
... C. Jupiter
____ 5. The blue color seen on Neptune comes from the presence of:
A. bodies of water.
B. methane gas.
____ 6. How many landings on earth’s moon have occurred since Apollo 11 landed in 1969?
____ 7. Venus is named after the Roman god of:
Cornell Notes on Week 12/12/11
... 1. How are Pluto and most moons of the
gas giant planets similar?
2. What do you think Pluto would look like
if its orbit brought it close to the Sun?
Chapter 16: Our Solar System
... _____ 10. Which of the following planets is located one astronomical unit from the
_____ 11. Which of the following terrestrial planets has retrograde rotation?
_____ 12. Which of the following planets in the outer sola ...
Planet Name Origins
... Planet Name Origins
Each of the nine planets has a name taken from Roman gods and goddesses, Each of these names describes
something special about the planet.
Mercury: named after the Roman messenger god who was known for
MAP SCALING - PLANETS 4 144,000,000 486,000,000 13.5 77.5
... Our solar system is huge. If we shrunk it down to fit on this piece
of paper it would kind of look like this. It is so big that only one
small line on this page would equal 36 million miles in the real solar
system. Use the scale to determine the approximate distance each
planet is from the sun. Est ...
Jones group 1
... •Mars looks like a bright
•Mars is the god of war.
STUDY GUIDE Unit 3 – Lesson 4 The terrestrial planets are the
... helium. They have the greatest gravitational forces allowing them to attract more
objects such as moons. The gas giants are further away from the sun than the
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system with the highest surface gravity. It
also has the most moons of all th ...
File - CVHS Chicklas
... IAU Definition of a Dwarf Planet
In 2006, the International Astronomical Union
(IAU) came up with the following definition of
a dwarf planet:
orbits the Sun
has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome
rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic
... hydrogen and helium upper layer like the other gas giants,
Uranus also has an icy mantle which surrounds its rock and iron
Solar System Outline
... Saturn’s magnetic field is 20x less than Jupiter's, but its core rotation period (10.5 hours) is similar.
Naming of moons
The naming of moons has been the responsibility of the International Astronomical Union's committee for Planetary System Nomenclature since 1973. That committee is known today as the Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).Prior to its formation, the names of satellites have had varying histories. The choice of names is often determined by a satellite's discoverer; however, historically some satellites were not given names for many years after their discovery; for instance, Titan was discovered by Huygens in 1655, but was not named until 1847, almost two centuries later.Before the IAU assumed responsibility for astronomical nomenclature, only twenty-five satellites had been given names that were in wide use and are still used. Since then, names have been given to 129 additional satellites: 45 satellites of Jupiter, 43 of Saturn, 22 of Uranus, 11 of Neptune, 5 of Pluto, 1 of Eris, and 2 of Haumea. The number will continue to rise as current satellite discoveries are documented and new satellites are discovered.At the IAU General Assembly in July 2004, the WGPSN suggested it may become advisable to not name small satellites, as CCD technology makes it possible to discover satellites as small as 1 km in diameter. To date, however, names have been applied to all moons discovered, regardless of size.