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Question 5:
If you were an astronomer, what question(s) about the solar system would you want to investigate?

Some of the questions an astronomer might ask about the solar system are:

  • How did the solar system form?
  • Why do comets travel into the inner solar system?
  • Are asteroids related to comets?
  • Why are all the planets moving around the Sun in the same direction?
  • Why are the rocky planets near the Sun and the "gas giant" planets farther from the Sun?
  • Is Pluto a real planet or a "dwarf" planet?
  • What is under Venusís atmosphere?

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