Meteors, Comets, and Asteroids
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    What's the difference between comets and asteroids?

    answer choices

    Asteroids are made of metal and rock, while Comets are ice and rock

    Asteroids are made of ice and rock, while Comets are made of metals and rock

    There is no difference

    Asteroids are made of stardust, while Comets are made up of water

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Where do Long-period comets come from?

    answer choices

    Kuiper belt

    Oort cloud

    Past Pluto

  • Question 3
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    Q.

    How does the orbit of a comet compare to the orbit of a planet?

    answer choices

    Comets have a shorter rounder orbit than a planet

    Comets have a longer more oblong like orbit than a planet

    They have the same orbit

    Comets do not have an orbit, they are all random

  • Question 4
    45 seconds
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    What's the difference between meteoroid, meteor, and meteorite?

    answer choices

    Meteoroids are sand size, meteors are streaks of light in the sky, and a meteorite is the meteors that has landed

    Meteoroids are huge, Meteors are the pieces that land, and Meteorites are shooting stars

    There are no differences

    Meteoroids are small, Meteors are another name for comets, and Meteorites are shooting stars

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is the composition of most Comets?

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    Rock, Ice, Salt, Carbon

    Rock, Ice, Magma, Frozen Gases

    Ice, Dust, Rock, Frozen Gases

    Ice, Dust, Rock, Soil

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What causes Meteoroids to burst into flames upon entering the Earth's Atmosphere?

    answer choices

    They are made out of flammable materials

    They cannot handle the pressure of Earth

    They do not burst into flames, they only reflect the Sun's light

    Friction from the Earths atmosphere

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    An object described as a ball of dust, ice, and gases, and usually has a tail is called an ______

    answer choices

    Asteroid

    Meteor

    Meteorite

    Comet

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Where is the Oort Cloud?

    answer choices

    Between the Sun and Mercury

    After Neptune

    Between the Earth and the Moon

    Between Earth and Mars

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What do we call the path of an object that revolves around another object in space?

    answer choices

    Gravitational pull

    Orbit

    Free fall

    Spinning

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is the invisible force that causes massive objects to pull other objects towards them?

    answer choices

    Orbit

    Gravitational Pull

    Might

    Force

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. The belt between Mars and Jupiter
    answer choices
    Comets
    Asteroids
    Meteors
    Stars
  • Question 12
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    A meteorite is DIFFERENT from a comet mainly because

    answer choices

    has a tail of ice and gas

    is found in orbit between Jupiter and Mars

    enters the Earth's atmoshere

    has a nucleus made of rock and snow.

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