PHSC 121 Quiz 6

PHSC 121 Quiz 6 Liberty University

  1. Which is a unique characteristic of Neptune’s atmosphere?
  2. Uranus rotates on an axis that is inclined 98.0° from the perpendicular to its orbit.
  3. The winds of Neptune have a tendency to blow backward, against the rotation of the planet.
  4. What kind of activity does the surface of Triton experience?
  5. What spacecraft visited Pluto in 2015?
  6. Which of these celestial bodies is rocky with a thin atmosphere?
  7. Based on the class presentation, the naturalistic explanation used to specifically explain how a planet like Saturn formed is known as the big bang theory.
  8. What is unique about Pluto’s orbit?
  9. What is the latest hypothesis for the creation of the ovoids on the surface of Miranda?
  10. What are the clouds of Uranus composed of?
  11. Which Uranian satellite appears to have been the most geologically active?
  12. Which best describes the surface of Triton?
  13. Based on the class presentation, which of these are problems within the big bang theory?
  14. Who discovered Neptune in the late 19th century?
  15. The moons of Uranus orbit within the planet’s ____.
  16. Only about three comets per year plunge into the Sun and are destroyed.
  17. A Trojan asteroid is caught within the Lagrange points of which planet?
  18. Which asteroid type is more common in the outer asteroid belt?
  19. On any clear night, you can see 3 to 15 meteors per hour.
  20. Which type of asteroid is classified only slightly red, mostly consisting of an iron-nickel alloy?
  21. Which type of asteroid is classified as rocky, bright, and reddish?
  22. What type of celestial bodies are found within the Oort cloud?
  23. Where are S-type asteroids typically found in the Solar System?
  24. Which statement is true about asteroids?
  25. Stony meteorites are common among falls.
  26. Once an object strikes Earth’s surface, it is called a “meteor”.
  27. What kind of asteroid crosses into Mars’ orbit?
  28. What are Sun grazers?
  29. What kind of asteroid crosses into Earth’s orbit?
  30. What do we learn by studying chondrites?
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