Rocks/Rocky objects/Quiz

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A composite image of Pluto from 11 July shows high-resolution black-and-white LORRI images colorized with Ralph data. Credit: NASA-JHUAPL-SWRI.

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Quiz[edit]

  

1 Which of the following are rocks?

covellite
travertine
fluorite
maw sit sit
diamond
porcelainite
cristobalite

2 Yes or No, Meteors become visible between about 75 to 120 kilometers (34 - 70 miles) above the Earth.

Yes
No

3 Complete the text:

A rocky object is any object, including astronomical

, composed of one or more types of

.

4 Yes or No, A skydiver may have captured the first film ever of a meteorite plunging down at terminal velocity.

Yes
No

5 Which of the following are minerals?

feldspar
travertine
olivine
aeolianite
diamond
amphibolite
quartz
quartzite

6 Yes or No, Tephra or the smaller particles of tephra are lithometeors.

Yes
No

7 Complete the text:

In the green, the

of the pure

composition qualitatively appears a better

to the shape of the observed polarization curves.

8 True or False, The silicates used to model the cometary coma dust are olivene (Mg-rich is green) and the pyroxene, asbestos.

TRUE
FALSE

9 Which of the following is not a phenomenon associated with a comet?

airglow
elongated dust particles
high albedo
olivine
Rayleighs
coronal mass ejection

10 Yes or No, Hail is a cryometeor.

Yes
No

11 With respect to protoplanetary disks what green mineral has been found?

12 Yes or No, The Zodiacal light is actually light reflecting off space dust.

Yes
No

13 Green earth is a natural pigment composed of what likely source of green?

14 True or False, 2012 LZ1 is a meteorite.

TRUE
FALSE

15 Which of the following are rocky objects?

micrometeorites
andesite
fluorite
Leonid Meteor Shower
NWA 6963
lavabomb
cristobalite
Phobos and Deimos


Hypotheses[edit]

  1. Rocky objects should have rocks all the way through.

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External links[edit]

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