Pluto is a dwarf planet; it is the farthest planet from the sun. A dwarf planet is a planet that orbits around the sun. It has an orbit of 248 years that sometimes takes it inside Neptune’s orbit. Pluto is so cold that its oxygen and nitrogen, which is easy for us to breathe, is frozen solid there. This planet is two-thirds of our moon and it is the largest rock in the Kuiper belt.
Which of the following planets is NOT a gas giant? a. Earth b. Jupiter c. Saturn d. Uranus 16. The sun gets its energy from a. burning fuel b. nuclear fusion c. shrinking due to gravity d. convection 17. The number of on any planet can be used to estimate how old the surface is.
Six of the planets are orbited by one or more natural satellites. Jupiter is the largest, at 318 Earth masses, while Mercury is smallest, at 0.055 Earth masses. The names for the planets in the Western world are derived from the naming practices of the Romans, which ultimately derive from those of the Greeks and the Babylonians. Today, most people in the western world know the planets by names derived from the Olympian pantheon of gods. When the Romans studied Greek astronomy, they gave the planets their own gods' names: Mercury (for Hermes, God of Commerce and Thievery), Venus (Aphrodite, Goddess of Wisdom), Mars (Ares, God of War), Jupiter (Zeus, King of Gods), Saturn (Cronus, father of Zeus), Neptune (Poseidom , God of Ocean), Pluto (Hades, God of Underworld) and Uranus (Rhea, Goddess of life).
Meteorites are heavy. Most meteorites are much denser than ordinary Earth rocks. The unusual weight is due to high iron content. Even stone meteorites will feel heavier in the hand than most Earth rocks. Meteorites likely traveled in space for millions of years before visiting us here on Earth.
Earth Science: Questions 1 to 20: Select the best answer to each question. Note that a question and its answers may be split across a page break, so be sure that you have seen the entire question and all the answers before choosing an answer. 1. The four giant gas planets that are made primarily of lightweight elements are A. Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Neptune. B. Venus, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
Is Pluto a Planet?? Recently, Pluto has become a topic of controversy and discussion among scientists, students, and the public. However there are always two sides to a story and the debate as to whether or not Pluto should be classified as a planet or not is no exception. Due to the unclear and confusing definition of which objects floating around in space can truly be classified as planets, Pluto has been a hot topic. When looking at how planets were classified at the time of Pluto’s discovery technology was much different.
Ast 103 Amber Titus Shrinking Moon Lab The moon along with the rest of Earth’s atmosphere has such a major impact of human’s lives. Space has provided natural entertainment of shooting stars, planets, comets, stars, and meteorites. The one space object that has stuck out to me and I am sure others is, the moon. The moon places a huge role in everyday life because we see it rise, set change phases, change colors, etc. With all this change people are constantly questioning certain things about the moon and its origins.
You think you are so cool because you are by the smallest planet, well at least you think it’s a planet. This is where I come in, to help you figure out why Pluto isn’t a planet anymore. History Pluto has been a planet for 76 years, so why wouldn’t it be now? It all started when ancient people thought there were only 5 planets, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn. They didn’t include the earth because this is when people thought that the Earth was the center of everything.
Three of the four inner planets (Venus, Earth, and Mars) have atmospheres substantial enough to generate weather. All of the inner planets have impact craters and tectonic surface features such as rift valleys and volcanoes. The first of the inner planets, and closest planet to the Sun, is Mercury. It is the smallest planet in the Solar System and has no natural satellites. Its only known geological features are impact craters and lobed ridges or rupes (steep slopes or cliffs), probably produced