What is the region around a planet called where the magnetic field is able to deflect solar wind and
other charged particles
Why do astronomers believe Triton may have been a planet that was captured by neptune
It orbits neptune in the opposite direction of Neptuneʼs rotation
The origin of Earthʼs only natural satellite, Moon is
A combination of the capture theory and the daughter theory called the impact theory which posits that
early a young molten earth collided with a mars like object
Which of the following statements about conjunctions and oppositions if false
Mars can have an inferior conjunction but not a superior conjunction from earthʼs perspective
All of the following about Venus are true. Which one is false
The magnetic field has about the same intensity as on Earth it appears to change directions every 100,000
There are no auroras on Venus because it
Lacks a strong magnetic field
Which of the following statements about Saturn is false
Saturn was first discovered by Galileo about 400 years ago
Which of the following is not a Kuiper Belt Object
Which of the following statements about Pluto is false
Pluto is one of the larger KBOs discovered to date and is actually bigger than Mercury
Which of the following statements about charon, Plutoʼs moon are true except which one
As strange as it may seem, astronomers have actually observed seasonal effects on Charon
Which of the following statements about the moons of the Jovian planets is false
Tiana, one of the largest jovian moons, has a wrinkly surface that is often referred to as “cantaloupe
Under which category of planets do both Venus and Mars fall?
Which planet has the greatest orbital inclination?
At what special time in Mercury's orbit might we be able to see a solar transit?
What best describes Mercury's surface presently?
NUMEROUS ANCIENT CRATERS AND SOME LARGE IMPACT BASINS