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Solar System and Other Celestial Bodies
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  • Question 1
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    This is a special lens used to see farther into space.

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    rover

    telescope

    lander

    probe

  • Question 2
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    This space tool transports astronauts and rovers onto a solid surface.

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    International Space Station

    probe

    lander

    telescope

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    This tool has wheels to explore a solid surface and is controlled from Earth.

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    rover

    lander

    International Space Station

    probe

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    This is a science lab in space where scientists live and work.

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    Space Shuttle

    International Space Station

    Lunar Module

    Vostok Space Lab

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    A space rock that hits the site on Earth is called...

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    meteor

    asteroid

    comet

    meteorite

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    A dirty snowball in space that orbits the sun in long elliptical orbits is called...

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    comet

    asteroid

    meteor

    meteorite

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    A large space rock that orbits the sun between Mars and Jupiter.

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    comet

    meteoroid

    asteroid

    meteorite

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    A space rock that burns in the Earth's atmosphere; "shooting star".

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    meteorite

    meteor

    meteoroid

    comet

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    A space rock in the void of space is called...

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    meteoroid

    meteor

    comet

    meteorite

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    This tool travels deep into space with cameras and telescopes to collect data

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    rover

    probe

    lander

    International Space Station

  • Question 11
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    What is the order of the planets from smallest to largest?

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    Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury

    Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

    Mercury, Mars, Venus Earth, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter

    Sun, Jupiter, Earth, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus, Mercury

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    What are two characteristics of inner planets?

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    rocky composition

    large in size

    long orbit around the sun

    short orbit around the sun

    colder temperatures

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    What are two characteristics of outer planets

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    shorter year

    gaseous composition

    many moons

    hotter temperatures

    no rings

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    Put the planets in order from the sun.

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    Mercury, Mars, Venus, Earth, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter

    Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury

    Earth, Mars, Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus, Neptune

    Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

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    How are moons different from planets?

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    moons orbit planets

    moons orbit stars

    planets make their own light

    moons are larger than planets

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    What are two characteristics of our sun?

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    It is the only star in our solar system.

    It is the largest star in the universe.

    It is the hottest star.

    It is a yellow dwarf star.

    It is the only star with planets.

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    What keeps all the planets in orbit around the sun?

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    Earth's gravity

    The moon's gravity

    The sun's gravity

    The asteroid belt's gravity

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    What causes a planet to have day and night?

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    Rotation

    Revolution

    Orbiting around the sun

    Sun's gravity

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    What causes a planet to have a year?

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    Rotation

    Revolution

    The moon's orbit

    The moon's gravity

  • Question 20
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    Which order shows the size of the celestial bodies from biggest to smallest?

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    Jupiter, Earth, Moon, Sun

    Sun, Jupiter, Earth, Moon

    Moon, Earth, Jupiter, Sun

    Earth, Moon, Sun, Jupiter

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