Where in Solar System ANS

Where in Solar System ANS - Where in the Solar System?...

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Where in the Solar System? EARTH 1. This object has active plate tectonics and a rich nitrogen/oxygen atmosphere. MARS 2. This is the home of Valle Marineras and Olympus Mons. It has seasons and polar ice caps. VENUS 3. This planet has a thick CO 2 atmosphere. It is the hottest planet due to a runaway greenhouse effect. MERCURY 4. This planet has a magnetic field, no atmosphere and it is heavily cratered. It is the smallest planet in our solar system. TERRESTRIAL PLANETS 5. What do the four solar system objects above have in common? URANUS 6. This planet is tilted on its side. There is little detail visible in its atmosphere. JUPITER 7. This is the home of the Great Red Spot. It is the largest and most massive planet. SATURN 8. The planet has the most extensive ring system, lowest density, and fastest winds of all the planets. NEPTUNE 9. This planet has an active atmosphere with bright and dark clouds. Like Uranus, it has a highly inclined magnetic field. JOVIAN PLANETS 10. What do the four planets above have in common? PLUTO 11. This object was recently demoted to a dwarf planet; it has never been visited by a spacecraft. It has an eccentric and inclined orbit. URANUS
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course ASTRO 112 taught by Professor Burns during the Spring '08 term at MATC Madison.

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