# The Solar SySTEM Challenge

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How well do you know our solar system? Take the solar system challenge to find out.

• 1.

### The earth is at the center of the solar system.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The sun is the center of the solar system. All planets revolve around the sun.

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• 2.

### It takes 24 hours for the earth to revolve around the sun.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because it actually takes approximately 365.25 days for the earth to revolve around the sun. This period of time is known as a year. If it took only 24 hours for the earth to revolve around the sun, then we would have a year consisting of only one day, which is not the case.

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• 3.

### Which is the largest planet in the solar system?

• A.

Sun

• B.

Venus

• C.

Mars

• D.

Jupiter

D. Jupiter
Explanation
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It has a diameter of about 86,881 miles, which is more than 11 times the diameter of Earth. Jupiter's massive size is due to its high concentration of gases, primarily hydrogen and helium. Its immense gravity also contributes to its size, allowing it to capture and retain a large number of moons. Overall, Jupiter's size and composition make it the largest planet in our solar system.

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• 4.

### What is the closest planet to the sun?

• A.

Mars

• B.

Neptune

• C.

Mercury

• D.

Earth

C. Mercury
Explanation
Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. It is located at an average distance of about 36 million miles from the sun. Its proximity to the sun allows it to experience extremely high temperatures, reaching up to 800 degrees Fahrenheit. Mercury also has a very thin atmosphere and a rocky surface, making it quite different from other planets in our solar system.

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• 5.

### What is the area filled with large asteroids between Mars and Jupiter called?

• A.

The Great Barrier

• B.

Orion's Belt

• C.

The Asteroid Belt

• D.

Mars Jupiter Barrier

C. The Asteroid Belt
Explanation
The area filled with large asteroids between Mars and Jupiter is called the Asteroid Belt. This region is characterized by numerous asteroids orbiting the Sun, with the majority of them residing in this region. The Asteroid Belt is located in the inner part of the solar system and is believed to be remnants from the early formation of the solar system. It is an important area of study for scientists as it provides insights into the formation and evolution of planets.

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