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History & Evolution of the Solar System

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When did the Late Heavy Bombardment occur?

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1. Which of the following is the most widely accepted hypothesis for the cause of the Late Heavy Bombardment?

2. What is resonance in regards to the formation of the solar system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet is made up of questions designed to check how well you know the evolution and history of the solar system. Just a few of the subjects covered in these questions include the concept of resonance in the formation of the solar system and the proposed cause of the Late Heavy Bombardment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz will ask you about the following:

  • When the Late Heavy Bombardment occurred
  • What the most widely accepted hypothesis is for the cause of the Late Heavy Bombardment
  • How resonance relates to the formation of the solar system
  • Which two planets are involved in the start of planetary migration
  • What has happened to solar output since the formation of the sun

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding when the Late Heavy Bombardment occurred and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about which two planets are involved in the beginning of the process of planetary migration
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what has happened to solar output since the formation of the sun

Additional Learning

Take a look at our helpful lesson called History & Evolution of the Solar System if you struggled to answer these questions or want to learn more. After completing this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Explain why the planets began to spread out and form their own orbits
  • Give another name for the Late Heavy Bombardment
  • Identify the terrestrial planets
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