# True Or False: Quiz On Solar SySTEM!

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### The asteroid is made of water and ice that moves around the Sun.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement says that the asteroid is made of water and ice, but asteroids are typically composed of rock and metal. Additionally, the statement mentions that the asteroid moves around the Sun, which is true for most asteroids as they orbit the Sun. Therefore, the correct answer is false because asteroids are not made of water and ice.

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• 2.

### Earth is the third planet in the Solar System.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Earth is indeed the third planet in the Solar System. Starting from the Sun, the first planet is Mercury, followed by Venus, and then Earth. This is based on the order of the planets' positions from the Sun. Therefore, the statement is true.

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• 3.

### There are nine planets in the Solar System.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement "There are nine planets in the Solar System" is not correct. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union redefined the definition of a planet, and as a result, Pluto was reclassified as a "dwarf planet." Therefore, there are currently only eight recognized planets in the Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

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• 4.

### A star is an object in space that gives out light and heat.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
True. A star is an object in space that emits light and heat due to the nuclear fusion reactions occurring in its core. This light and heat radiate into space, making stars visible and contributing to their vital role in the universe.

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### Mercury is the smallest planet in the Solar System, with a diameter of 3,032 miles.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Mercury is indeed the smallest planet in the Solar System, but its diameter is approximately 4,880 kilometers (about 3,032 miles)

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• 6.

### Jupiter is 58 million km from the Sun.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
Jupiter is not 58 million km from the Sun. The correct answer is False.

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### The Moon is an example of a natural satellite.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The Moon is an example of a natural satellite because it is a celestial body that orbits around a planet, in this case, the Earth. It is not man-made or artificial like some satellites that are launched into space. The Moon's gravitational pull on the Earth causes tides and it also plays a significant role in stabilizing Earth's rotation.

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### Venus faces the Sun and has a very high temperature of 430 oC.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
Venus does not face the Sun, as it does not have a fixed rotation like Earth. Instead, Venus has a retrograde rotation, meaning it rotates in the opposite direction of its orbit around the Sun. Additionally, while Venus does have a very high temperature, it is not 430 degrees Celsius. The average surface temperature on Venus is around 462 degrees Celsius, making the statement false.

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### Mercury is the hottest planet with a surface temperature of about 462o C.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The explanation for the answer "False" is that although Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, it is not the hottest planet in our solar system. Venus holds that title, with an average surface temperature of about 462 degrees Celsius, making it hotter than Mercury.

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### The Earth is surrounded by a layer of gasses known as the atmosphere.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The Earth is indeed surrounded by a layer of gasses known as the atmosphere. This layer of gasses is held in place by the Earth's gravity and plays a crucial role in protecting and sustaining life on our planet. The atmosphere consists of various gasses such as nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and trace amounts of other gasses. It also helps regulate the Earth's temperature, provides oxygen for living organisms, and shields us from harmful solar radiation. Therefore, the statement "The Earth is surrounded by a layer of gasses known as the atmosphere" is true.

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Matt Balanda |BS (Aerospace Engineering) |
Physics
Matt holds a Bachelor's of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Arizona, along with a Master's in Educational Leadership for Faith-Based Schools from California Baptist University. A devoted leader, he transitioned from Aerospace Engineering to inspire students. As the High School Vice-Principal and a skilled Physics teacher at Calvary Chapel Christian School, his passion is nurturing a love for learning and deepening students' connection with God, fostering a transformative educational journey.

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