All the following statements are
true. Which of them are considered
to be "exceptions" to the general
trends described by the first three
major characteristics of the solar
Venus rotates in a direction
opposite to the rotation of the
The largest terrestrial planet and
Earth and Jupiter.
jovian planet are, respectively:
Assuming that other planetary
systems form in the same way as
our solar system formed, where
would you expect to find terrestrial
The terrestrial planets are made
almost entirely of elements heavier
They were produced by stars that
lived and died before our solar
According to modern science,
system was born.
where did these elements come
The largest terrestrial planet and jovian planet Earth and Jupiter.
Assuming that other planetary systems form in Terrestrial planets will likely be located nearer
the same way as our solar system formed, where the plane
Which of the following best explains
why finding 1 planet with such a Unusually large moons form in
moon is consistent with the nebular giant impacts, which are relatively
theory, while finding 6 planets with rare events.
such moons is not consistent?
Which of the following is the most
basic definition of a greenhouse a gas that absorbs infrared light
How many of the five terrestrial
worlds are considered "geologically two
Which of the following is a strong
The jovian planets are thought to
have formed as gravity drew
hydrogen and helium gas around rocks, metals, and ices
Which of the following lists the
planets of our solar system in the Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars,
correct order fr
Computer models that simulate
planetary formation show that
Why did this hypothesis gain favor interactions
over the alternatives?
planets and the surrounding disk
of gas and dust can cause
Jovian planets can migrate inw
According to modern scientific
dating techniques, approximately 4.5 billion years
how old is the solar system?
What is an "extrasolar planet"?
A planet that orbits a star that is
not our own Sun
In essence, the Kepler mission is monitoring stars for sligh
Which of a planet's fundamental
properties has the greatest effect on
its level of volcanic and tectonic
What do we conclude if a planet Other geological processes have
has few impact craters of any size? wiped out craters.
Suppose we repre