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The Cosmic Perspective

Physics & Astronomy

Quiz 12 :

Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: Their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts

Quiz 12 :

Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: Their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts

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How does the largest asteroid,Ceres,compare in size to other solar system worlds?
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D

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Where are the Trojan asteroids located?
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B

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Why isn't there a planet where the asteroid belt is located?
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C

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The combined mass of all the asteroids in the asteroid belt is
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A rocky leftover planetesimal orbiting the Sun is
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The large gaps in the asteroid belt (often called Kirkwood gaps)are caused by
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What do we call a small piece of solar system debris found on Earth?
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Which is closest to the average distance between asteroids in the asteroid belt?
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An icy leftover planetesimal orbiting the Sun is
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What do asteroids and comets have in common
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How can we determine an asteroid's reflectivity?
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If we know the size of an asteroid,we can determine its density by
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What is a meteorite?
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What is the size of the largest asteroid?
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Why aren't small asteroids spherical in shape?
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Why do asteroids and comets differ in composition?
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We know that there are large gaps in the average distances of asteroids from the Sun (within the asteroid belt)because we
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Why do we sometimes observe asteroids at the distances of the gaps in the asteroid belt?
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A typical shooting star in a meteor shower is caused by a ________ entering Earth's atmosphere.
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Which of the following statements about comets and asteroids is true?
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