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Objects in Space

Objects in Space

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Mercury, Earth, Venus, Mars
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Inner planets
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Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
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Outer Planets
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Rock
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What are the inner planets mostly composed of ?
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Gas
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What are the outer planets mostly composed of?
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composed of rock, located between Mars and Jupiter
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Asteroids
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mostly made of rock, ice, and gas
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Comets
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chunks of rock that move about within the solar system
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Meteroids
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when the chunk of rock burns up in a planet's atmosphere
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Meteor
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when the chunk of rock strikes the surface of a planet or moon.
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Meteorite
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rocky bodies that orbit planets
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Moons
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long, narrow elliptical orbit
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What is the shape of a comet's orbit?
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Made up of gas, dust, and billions of stars and have different shapes
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Galaxy
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the Sun
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What do inner and outer planets orbit?
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It points away from the Sun
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What is the direction of a comet's tail as it nears the sun?
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