Chapter 9 questions - Chapter 9 Asteroids, Comets and Dwarf...

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Asteroids, Comets and Dwarf Planets 1. Which statement is NOT true? Kuiper belt ( a disk-shaped region of minor planets outside the orbit of Neptune ) objects are made mostly of ice, and usually are referred to as comets. 2. A rock found on Earth that crashed down from space is called______ 3. The asteroid belt is located____ 4. A typical meteor is created by a particle about the size of a____ 5. What is a primitive meteorite? 6. Among discovered meteorites, we have found some with all the following origins except____ No such fragments are known and they are unlikely to exist, since comet fragments should be ice that would burn up as it passed through our atmosphere. 7. Which statement is NOT thought to be true of all comets? Only the rare comets that enter the inner solar system have tails, and only when they are close to the Sun. 8. Which direction do a comet's dust and plasma tails point? 9.
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Chapter 9 questions - Chapter 9 Asteroids, Comets and Dwarf...

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