Celestial Objects
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  • Question 1
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    Q. Objects made of ice, gas and dust and orbit our sun are called:
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    Asteroids
    Comets
    moon
    Meteors
  • Question 2
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    Q. These objects that orbit the sun are nicknamed, "dirty snowballs."
    answer choices
    Comets
    Asteroids
    Meteors
    Meteroids
  • Question 3
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    Q. When a meteoroid STRIKES the surface of the earth scientists refer to them as:
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    Asteroids
    Comets
    Meteors
    Meteorites 
  • Question 4
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    Q. Millions of pieces of rocky material of various sizes orbit the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. These objects are known as -
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    Asteroids
    Meteors
    Comets
    Planets
  • Question 5
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    Q. A shooting star is actually a...
    answer choices
    Comet
    Meteoroid
    Meteorite
    Meteor
  • Question 6
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    Q. The luminous celestial body (a bright space object) around which Earth and other planets revolve and from which they receive heat and light.
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    satellite
    planet
    sun
    galaxy
  • Question 7
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    Q. Large and small rocks or metallic masses orbiting the Sun; made up of materials similar to those that formed the planets.
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    asteroid
    comet
    meteor
    meteroid
  • Question 8
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    Q. A small object that enters Earth's atmosphere from space and burns due to friction, emitting light.
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    meteor
    comet
    asteroid
    star
  • Question 9
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    Q. Phobos is a celestial object that orbits Mars and is made mostly of rock. This celestial body is a 
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    moon
    asteroid
    planet
    meteoroid
  • Question 10
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    Q. A ball of gas in space that produces its own light and heat.
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    planet
    meteorite
    star
    asteroid belt
  • Question 11
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    Q. Pieces of asteroids that land on other planets including earth's surface.
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    meteorite
    meteor
    moon
    Cannot happen. What happens in space stays in space.
  • Question 12
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    Q. Hale-Bopp is made of ice and dust. It orbits far beyond the orbit of Pluto. This tail extends more than 1 million km. What am I?
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    star
    comet
    meteor
    asteroid
  • Question 13
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    Q. Broken pieces of asteroids and comets that range in size from small dust to10m  are moving around in our solar system. These are called
    answer choices
    meteorites
    meteors
    meteoroids
    junk
  • Question 14
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    Q. Which object is essentially stationary compared to all other objects in the solar system?
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    comet
    asteroid
    star
    moon
  • Question 15
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    Q. This round celestial body does not produce its own light, orbits the sun, and is larger than an asteroid.
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    meteoroid
    moon
    planet
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