astronomy unit 8 text questions - Review Questions 1 Where do comets come from in the Solar System Comets come from the Oort cloud and the Kuiper Belt 2

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Review Questions 1. Where do comets come from in the Solar System? Comets come from the Oort cloud and the Kuiper Belt. 2. Where are asteroids located within our Solar System? Asteroids are located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. They are also found scattered throughout the Solar System. 3. How are meteors and meteorites different? Meteors are pieces of rock that have entered the Earth’s atmosphere. Meteorites are pieces of rock that have entered the Earth. 4. What are the different types of meteorites? Meteorites are classified into groups of primitive and chondrite and processed and non-chondite. 5. Define the terms comet, asteroid, and meteoroid. A comet is a celestial object consisting of a nucleus made up of ice and dust. An asteroid is a rocky body orbiting the sun made up of rock fragments and metals. A meteoroid is pieces of rock that move in the solar system. Critical Thinking Questions 1. How do comets, asteroids, and meteorites influence life on Earth? Comets, asteroids, and meteorites are objects that have unpredictable paths. Life on Earth fear one of these objects will
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