Solar System 2
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Solar System 2

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The Earth’s Solar System is located in the Milky Way Galaxy. It was formed some 4.6 billion years ago. The majority of the System’s mass is found in the Sun. However, the Solar System is made up of many other objects and traits. Find out about some of them in this science quiz.

1.
The distance between the Earth and the Sun is approximately how many miles?
63,000,000
83,000,000
93,000,000
103,000,000
The average distance is 92,935,700 miles which is referred to as 'one astronomical unit'. Rounding this number up will give you 93,000,000
2.
Asteroids are made up of mostly ...
dwarf planets and comets
meteors, gases and ice crystals
meteorites and cosmic dust
ice and refractory rocky and metallic minerals
Asteroids are minor planetoids, metallic minerals and icy celestial bodies that orbit the Sun
3.
The asteroid belt is located in the space between …
Mars and Jupiter
Jupiter and Saturn
Saturn and Uranus
Venus and Mars
Located between the fourth and fifth planets from the Sun - Mars and Jupiter
4.
The Earth spins on its …
axis
pole
equator
axle
You can also find these on trucks and cars. No - it’s not the equator
5.
The moon affects Earth’s ...
rotation
oceans
gravity
weather
Water levels rise and lower depending upon the distance between the moon and the Earth
6.
This is the Earth’s only natural satellite.
Titan
Stratosphere
Moon
Space station
Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on its surface!
7.
The Sun is composed of roughly 98% of …
hydrogen and oxygen
hydrogen and iron
hydrogen and helium
hydrogen and carbon monoxide
One element is known to be used in bombs and one is use to make balloons float. We’re talking about hydrogen and helium
8.
A galaxy is made up of …
planets, comets, asteroids, ice crystals, suns and moons
planets, star systems, star clusters, gas, dust, cosmic rays, interstellar clouds and black holes
supernovas, helium, meteorites, comets, solar systems and humans
universe, smaller galaxies, planets, suns, moons, asteroids, meteoroids
The galaxy is made up of many, many different planets, star systems, star clusters, gases, dusts, cosmic rays, interstellar clouds and black holes
9.
This is the most famous comet that comes around roughly every 75 years.
Hercules
Shoemaker
Galileo
Halley's
This comet is visible from Earth roughly every 75-76 years. It made its last appearance in 1986 and is due to appear again mid-2061. In 1705 the astronomer Edmond Halley was the first to determine it was a periodic comet. Halley has also been known to be spelled as Hailey, Haley, Hayley, Hawley and Hawly
10.
A galaxy that is disk shaped is known as what kind of galaxy?
Elliptical
Irregular
Starburst
Spiral
Imagining the shape of an egg should help you with this
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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