Solar System Worksheet and Quiz

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Solar system can be defined as a group of celestial objects where each object has a fundamental interaction with the Sun. These objects include moons, planets, comets, asteroids etc. The sun is the largest object of all of them. It is believed that our solar system formed from a giant, rotating cloud of gas and dust which is known as the solar nebula.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. Sun is the star at the center of the Solar system. It has a diameter of ………………………………………

2. Sunlight takes …………….minutes to reach the earth.

3. ……………………. is the nearest planet to the Earth.

4. ………………………….. is the largest planet in the entire solar system.

5. Earth’s moon has an orbital period of ……………………..

6. There are total ……………………..comets in the solar system.

7. …………………………….and ……………………….are two outermost gas giants.

8. …………………… is the most volcanically active body in the solar system.

9. There are total ……………………………..asteroids in the solar system.

10. ……………………………. Is the planet with the most prominent ring system.

Answers:

1. 1,392,684 km

2. 8

3. Mercury

4. Jupiter

5. 27 days

6. 3,083

7. Uranus, Neptune

8. Io

9. 552,894

10. Saturn