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Layout, Formation and Dating of the Solar System Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. One possible hypothesis for the odd rotation of Venus is:

Question 2 2. You would expect that metals would condense:

Question 3 3. The ice line was located in between which planets in the solar nebula?

Question 4 4. Which of these is NOT a Jovian planet?

Question 5 5. The order of the planets, starting with the nearest ones to the sun are:

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Question 6 6. The process by which a developing Jovian planet skips the formation of a solid core and instead forms more quickly and directly from the gases of the solar nebula is known as:

Question 7 7. The density of a planet if gravity didn't compress it is known as its:

Question 8 8. What is the best scientific approximation for the age of our solar system?

Question 9 9. This is a process whereby a growing celestial body captures gas from the solar nebula through gravity:

Question 10 10. This is a scenario where the temperature of a body stays constant since the rate at which it emits and absorbs energy is the same:

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Question 11 11. Which of these statements is considered to be true?

Question 12 12. Which planet revolves around the sun in a clockwise fashion when viewed from the north?

Question 13 13. A _____ is an object that may one day become a _____ if it survives its journey through Earth's atmosphere:

Question 14 14. The implication of the solar nebula theory is mainly that:

Question 15 15. The amount of solar energy hitting one square meter just above Earth's atmosphere every second is called (the):

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Question 16 16. The brightness of solar radiation changes by an amount equal to the solar constant divided by the ___from the sun in astronomical units

Question 17 17. The process that describes the formation of solid particles from the solar nebula is known as:

Question 18 18. This is a minor planet that's made up of metal and/or rock:

Question 19 19. The planets that formed their atmospheres by attracting hydrogen and helium from the solar nebula are the:

Question 20 20. Which of these is true?

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Question 21 21. This is the hypothesis that states that our solar system formed thanks to a sudden and improbable event such as the collision of two stars:

Question 22 22. This is a small icy body that orbits in the solar system and develops a tail of gas as it approaches the sun:

Question 23 23. The alternative to the core accretion model, one that posits that the Jovian planets could form in only a few thousand years by way of direct collapse, is known as:

Question 24 24. You'd expect that snow has a ___albedo than ___~:

Question 25 25. Uranus rotates:

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Question 26 26. The fraction of light that's reflected by a body is known as:

Question 27 27. If we assume everything in our solar system formed from the solar nebula then we can reasonably assume that:

Question 28 28. The orbits of the planets are in the same plane because:

Question 29 29. The largest planet by mass in our solar system is?

Question 30 30. You can expect that a terrestrial planet would have a ____ diameter and a ____ mass when compared to a Jovian planet:

Layout, Formation and Dating of the Solar System Chapter Exam Instructions

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