Astronomy and Space - Science

Science Revision - 2012

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What do we call an object that is in orbit around a planet?
a satellite
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The orbits of the planets are:
slightly squashed circles
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The further away from the Sun:
the longer the planet's orbit takes.
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Why is a day on Mars about 37 minutes longer than a day on Earth?
Mars spins more slowly on its axis than Earth does.
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In which direction does the Earth spin?
from west to east.
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Why do we have seasons on Earth?
the Earth's axis is tilted.
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At midday in summer in the Northen hemisphere, the Sun can be seen in the south. Where would you see the Sun at midday in the winter?
in the south but lower in the sky.
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The orbits of the planets are:

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slightly squashed circles

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The further away from the Sun:

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Why is a day on Mars about 37 minutes longer than a day on Earth?

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In which direction does the Earth spin?

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