Astronomy The Solar System

Physics & Astronomy

Quiz 12 :

Dwarf Planets and Small Solar System Bodies

Quiz 12 :

Dwarf Planets and Small Solar System Bodies

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The "S" in "S-type" asteroid stands for
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B

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Where are asteroids found?
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D

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The mass of all the known asteroids combined is approximately equal to
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E

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The major property that differentiates a dwarf planet from a major planet is that dwarf planets
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Pluto has an atmosphere that comes and goes over an orbital period, because
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Which group of asteroids regularly crosses Earth's orbit and thus might possibly collide with our planet?
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If we know the semimajor axis and ________ of an object's orbit, then we can determine the object's closest and farthest points from the mass it is orbiting.
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Most asteroids are located between the orbits of
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Pluto is classified as a dwarf planet because
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The "M" in "M-type" asteroid stands for
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Currently the surface of the dwarf planet Eris is covered with ________, which makes it have what may be the highest albedo of any object in the Solar System.
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Pluto is composed primarily of
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The Kirkwood gaps are regularly spaced gaps in the asteroid distribution.What causes the gaps to appear?
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What group of Solar System objects does Pluto belong to?
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Eris, Ceres, and Haumea are examples of
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The size (radius) of the largest dwarf planet is
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When combined, asteroids in the asteroid belt have a mass equivalent to
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The majority of asteroids are
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The majority of asteroids are primarily composed of
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Why do some short-period comets have orbits within the orbit of Jupiter?
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