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Question 1 1. The plane out in space where Earth's orbit lies around the sun is known as the:

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Question 2 2. This is a region of the solar system found between 2.0 and 3.3 AU from the sun, where the vast majority of the asteroids in our solar system have their orbits:

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Question 3 3. Most asteroids are dark asteroids known as:

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Question 4 4. Apollo Objects are a kind of:

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Question 5 5. Moons that are likely captured objects are:

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Question 6 6. Another name for moons, bodies orbiting around a larger parent body is:

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Question 7 7. These are satellites that are fragments of once larger satellites that were torn apart when they collided with a meteoroid:

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Question 8 8. Regular moons are likely to:

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Question 9 9. These are small, round, glassy bodies found embedded in chondrites:

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Question 10 10. The types of meteorites that provide evidence for the earliest foundation of life are the:

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Question 11 11. Most meteorites that fall to Earth are:

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Question 12 12. Iron meteorites likely formed:

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Question 13 13. The change of a frozen solid directly into a gas, bypassing the liquid state, is known as:

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Question 14 14. Long period comets likely originate in the:

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Question 15 15. The bright head of a comet, made up of a spherical cloud of gas and dust around the nucleus of a comet, is known as a:

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Question 16 16. The icy heart of a comet, composed of frozen water, methane, ammonia, and carbon dioxide as well as dust and rock embedded within the ice, is known as the:

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Question 17 17. Which of these moons would be most likely to be influenced by tidal heating?

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Question 18 18. Tidal heating depends on a moon maintaining an eccentric enough orbit around it parent planet, something that occurs thanks to:

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Question 19 19. The heating of a celestial body, such as a satellite, when the shape of the body changes thanks to tidal forces is known as:

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Question 20 20. The two most important heat transfer processes involved in influencing the temperature of a satellite are:

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Question 21 21. Most TNOs are found where?

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Question 22 22. Which region of space, filled with small, icy bodies, is found starting about 30 AU (just beyond the orbit of Neptune) from the sun?

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Question 23 23. These are small planetary bodies whose orbits are found beyond the orbit of Neptune:

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Question 24 24. A trans-neptunian object like Pluto, which is found in a 2:3 orbital resonance with Neptune, is called a:

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Question 25 25. The point in the sky from which meteors all seem to come from during a meteor shower is known as the:

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Question 26 26. Comets:

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Question 27 27. What is the term for many meteors appearing to come from the same point in the sky over a few hours or days?

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Question 28 28. The meteorites we find on Earth likely originated:

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Question 29 29. A minor planet is also known as an:

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Question 30 30. This type of moon is likely to be large and clearly visible to us:

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Small Celestial Bodies in the Solar System: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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