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Small Celestial Bodies & Satellites in Our Solar System Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Comets come from

Question 2 2. The brief but very bright trail observed in the sky as a piece of space dust or rock enters Earth's upper atmosphere is called a:

Question 3 3. Regular moons are likely to:

Question 4 4. 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:

Question 5 5. 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 6 6. Long period comets likely originate in the:

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

Question 8 8. This type of moon is likely to be large and clearly visible to us:

Question 9 9. Neptune's largest satellite is known as:

Question 10 10. A comet's gas tail is also known as the:

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Question 11 11. This is a region of space, filled with small, icy bodies, which is found stretching from 30 AU (just beyond the orbit of Neptune) to at least 100 AU from the sun:

Question 12 12. Which of these moons have an atmosphere?

Question 13 13. The meteorites we find on Earth likely originated:

Question 14 14. Most meteorites that are found are made of:

Question 15 15. The thing you find lying on the ground, the remnant of a space rock that produces a meteor, is called a:

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Question 16 16. Comets:

Question 17 17. Most meteorites that fall to Earth are:

Question 18 18. What is the IAU's definition of a dwarf planet?

Question 19 19. Meteors not part of a meteor shower are called:

Question 20 20. Most TNOs are found where?

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Question 21 21. The second largest moon in our solar system is:

Question 22 22. Iron meteorites likely formed:

Question 23 23. Which dwarf planet does not reside in the Kuiper belt?

Question 24 24. Tidal interactions between a planet and its moon:

Question 25 25. These are small, round, glassy bodies found embedded in chondrites:

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Question 26 26. A comet is a(n)

Question 27 27. Asteroids originate mostly in the

Question 28 28. This is a piece of rock or dust floating in space that may one day enter Earth's atmosphere and result in a meteor:

Question 29 29. The largest moon in our solar system is:

Question 30 30. The heating of a celestial body, such as a satellite, when the shape of the body changes thanks to tidal forces is known as:

Small Celestial Bodies & Satellites in Our Solar System Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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