Review Questions Chapt 6

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SC404.01 January 29, 2008 Page 180 Review Questions Chapter 6 2. For the Sun and each of the planets in our solar system, describe at least two features that you find interesting. Sun: contains more than 99.9% of the total mass in our solar system, each sunspot is large enough to swallow several Earths. Mercury: can reach temperatures below -150 degrees Celsius and has no moons Venus: Nearly same size as Earth, and rotates opposite Earth Earth: Only planet that humans can survive without protective enclosure, only known oasis of life Mars: last inner planet, has a mass of 10% of Earth Jupiter: mass of more than 300 times Earth, Great Red Spot is large enough to swallow 2 or 3 Earths Saturn: No solid surface, rings made of chunks of rock and ice Uranus: at least 27 moons, rings similar to Saturn Neptune: icy moon, orbits planet backwards Pluto: composition of ice and rock, located on Kuiper belt. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course SC 404 taught by Professor Neal during the Spring '08 term at Mt. Aloysius.

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