Chapter 6 questions - Chapter6 Formation of Planetary...

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Chapter6 Formation of Planetary Systems 1. Which is the correct order in the solar system from closest to farthest from the Sun? 2. Suppose you view the solar system from high above Earth's North Pole. Which of the following statements about planetary orbits will be true? This is a consequence of the way the planets formed in a spinning disk around the young Sun. 3. Which of the following statements about our Sun is not true? In fact, the Sun's diameter is more like 100 times that of Earth. That is, Earth is smaller than a typical sunspot. 4. Which of the following is not true of Mercury? Prior to 2008, Mercury has been visited by only one spacecraft (Mariner 10 in 1974-5); the new MESSENGER spacecraft will fly past Mercury three times before entering Mercury orbit in 2011 . 5. Which of the following statements about Mars is not true? You would die quickly without a pressurized spacesuit, and you'd need protection from the cold and the ultraviolet radiation from the Sun . 6. The planet in our solar system with the highest average surface temperature is _____ Venus's extreme temperature is caused by its very strong greenhouse effect. 7. The terrestrial planets in our solar system are ______ the Moon isn't technically a planet
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8. The jovian planets ( ? ? ? ? ) in our solar system are ____
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