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Mini-Quiz: Our Solar System

by Ron Kurtus (revised 11 April 2009)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What planet is known for its rings?

Earth

Mars

Saturn

2. Which planets besides the Earth sustain life?

All of them

Only the Earth

Mars and perhaps Jupiter

3. What is another name for a shooting star?

Meteor

Mars

The North Star

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Astronomy. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Set high goals for yourself and "shoot for the stars"


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Websites

Solar System Simulator - Many pictures from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Asteroid Fact Sheet - Facts on known asteroids

Hubble Probes Inner Region of Comet

Comet Hale-Bopp: The Great Comet of 1997 - Pictures from JPL

Comet Fact Sheet - Facts on known comets

Astronomy Resources

Books

Top-rated books on the Solar System


Questions and comments

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