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Relative Sizes of Celestial Objects
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  • Question 1
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    This is a nickname for comets because they are made of ice and rocky dust.

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    Dirty Snowcone

    Dirty Snowball

    Italian Ice in a cone!

  • Question 2
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    Q. These are the really big rocks orbiting the sun in the area between Mars and Jupiter.
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    Asteroids
    Meteoroids
    Crocks!
    Rock-a-billies!
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    These are smaller rocks that usually burn up in the atmosphere of earth.

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    UFOs

    Comets

    Meteors

    Meaty-O's

  • Question 4
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    Q. Beautiful chunks of ice and dust that have long glowing tails as they orbit the sun.
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    Mega-Narwhals
    Icee (cherry flavor)
    Comet
    meteor
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    This is a nickname for a meteor as it burns up in our atmosphere. They only last for a few seconds as they burn and break apart.

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    Flaming gerbils!

    Fiery Octopoids!

    Shooting Stars

    Bursting fire things- oock!

  • Question 6
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    This is bigger than a moon, but smaller than a star.

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    planet

    galaxy

    nebula

    universe

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    Q. This is the name for a meteor after it hits the ground. By this time, they are so small they can usually fit in the palm of your hand.
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    Sprite
    Possumite
    Hedghog
    meteorite
  • Question 8
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    This is a giant collection of solar systems and stars...

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    Nebula (think Crab Nebula!)

    Local Group (think Virgo Super Cluster!)

    Galaxy (Think Milky Way!)

    Universe (think...universe!)

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    This is a giant cloud of gas and dust. Stars are born here-

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    galaxy

    nebula

    Red Giant

    universe

  • Question 10
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    This is the collection of all matter and space! It's the most massive object of all!

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    Earth

    Sol

    Galaxy

    Universe

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    This is more massive than a solar system but less massive than the universe.

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    galaxy

    star

  • Question 12
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    This is the force that governs ALL motion in the universe:

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    Magnetism

    Gravity

    Electricity

    LIght

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    This is the unit of distance that we use to measure something like the width of a galaxy-

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    light-year

    kilometers

    AU

    Hamster hands

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    The measurement '1 AU' means...

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    one astronomical unit - or about 93 million miles

    one awesome umbrella

    one anxious unicorn

  • Question 15
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    Q. Europa is a moon that orbits Jupiter. Scientists believe it might have life because it may have _________________________. 
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    liquid water under its icy crust.
    really big and hairy trees.
    very small gnomes.
    greenhouse gases
  • Question 16
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    I would measure the distance from the Sun to Proxima Centauri in -

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    AU

    kilometers

    light years

    centimeters

  • Question 17
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    I would measure the distance from Houston to San Antonio in -

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    kilometers

    light years

    AU

    centimeters

  • Question 18
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    I would measure the distance from Jupiter to Earth in -

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    AU

    light years

    kilometers

    centimeters

  • Question 19
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    A nebula is a huge cloud of gas where ____________ are born.

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    Planets

    galaxies

    stars

    moons

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