Courtney T.

asked • 03/26/13

Can anyone help me with these science questions on Astronomy: Earth and Space Systems/ The Solar System?

  1. Most of the frozen ice in a comet's ______ vaporizes after the comet's many trips around the sun.
  2. The Sun produces energy by fusing hydrogen atoms, into _____ atoms in its core.
  3. Planets were formed from left over ______, from the formation of the Sun at the center of the cloud.
  4. A _____ is time it takes light to travel in a year.
  5. The Great Red Spot, a continuous storm, is located on _____.
  6. ______ are pieces of rock that strike the surface of a moon or planet.
  7. ______ is the galaxy we live in.
  8. What planet has an axis rotation nearly parallel to its plane of orbit?
  9. When the Sun, Moon, and Earth form a 90 degree angle, we have ______ tides.
  10. The order of the inner planets outward from the sun is _____.
  11. People once believed that all planets and stars orbited around _______.
  12. The Sun is a _______
  13. This planet has no true atmosphere.
  14. Mercury is the _____ planet from the sun.
  15. What type of galaxy is the Milky Way?
  16. Water is found as a solid, liquid, and gas on ______.
  17. The yearly orbit of Earth around the sun is called its_______.
  18. What type of galaxy does not have a definite shape?
  19. ______ are studied in relation to the planet they orbit.
  20. A group of large stars, gas and dust held together by gravity is a _______.
  21. The sun was formed when energy caused by _______ in the center of the cloud of gas and dust radiated into space.
  22. Which of the following is not an inner planet?
  23. Smaller pieces of rock from old, broken-up comers become ________.
  24. A ______ occurs when the Moon moves directly between the Sun and Earth and throws a shdow on earth?
  25. The closer the distance between objects the _____ the pull.
  26. _____ is the reason we don't float on earth.
  27. All planets  MUST orbit a ________.
  28. Solar energy trapped by gases in Venus's atmosphere causes _______.
  29. Planets near the sun move and orbit _____ than planets farther from the sun.
  30. The inner planets can be categorized as ______.
  31. Vaporized gases and released dust form a bright cloud called a _____ around the solid part of a comet.
  32. What are the changes-in the surface levels of Earth's ocean water?
  33. A galaxy that has a shape similar to a football is a ______ galaxy.
  34. _____ is the third planet from the sun.
  35. Gaseous, thick planets from the sun.
  36. _____ has colorful clouds in bands of white, red, tan, and brown.
  37. _____ is the largest plane in the solar system, is the fifth planet form the sun, and has colorful clouds. One if its 17 moons is the most volcanically active object in the solar system. The planet has liquid ocean and atmosphere comprised mostly of hydrogen and helium. I t may have a rock core, although its extreme pressure and temperature would make the core different form any rock on Earth.
  38. A come develops a tail because of _____.
  39. The ____ has the greatest pulling effect on tides. 
  40. Small pieces of rock the enter Earths atmosphere at speeds of 15 to 70 km/s and burn up are called ____.
  41. As Earth travels in its ____, different constellations are visible at different time of the year.

5 Answers By Expert Tutors


Kevin B. answered • 05/22/13

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Science & Math truly are great fun.

Catherine S.

Our sun is crazy sick! 400 million Tons of H converted every sec???!!!!! Craziness!


Nataliya D. answered • 03/26/13

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