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Space Race

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Space Race
Instructions: Go to http://www.seasky.org/solar-system/solar-system.html. Look around the site to find
information on each planet and other objects found in the solar system. As you answer the questions, you will
be able to answer the puzzle. The team/ person to complete the puzzle and put the answer on the board wins a
prize, but make sure you have all the questions answered or your win is forfeit!
Moon Io orbits so close to
this planet, that the pull of
gravity actually causes Io to
stretch.
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Scientists believe that this
might have once existed on
the surface of Mars.
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Eventually, the Sun will end
its life as a
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This is Pluto’s third moon.
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This planet rotates on its side. The largest asteroid found to
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date is
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This moon is the largest
moon in the solar system.
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The Terran system is located
in this zone of the solar
system.
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This comet can be seen every
76 years.
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Clouds on this planet are
thought to be composed of
hydrogen sulfide.
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This planet rotates on its axis
from east to west (upside
down).
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Saturn’s rings span
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The most prominent features The coldest known object in
of the moon are the
the solar system is the moon
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miles.
The smallest planet in the
solar system is
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Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine
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A new study suggests that there are around 700 quintillion planets in the universe, but only one like Earth
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