Astronomy honors solar system review

The (blank) have larger radii than the (blank) planets 1)jovian 2)terrestrial A (blank) theory of the formation of the solar system uses sudden events that drastically alter the form of the early solar system. catastrophic the dirty snowball model is used as a model for the physical structure of (blank) comets the largest volcano found […]

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Astronomy 123

does astronomy predict the motion of planets? No An example of change from mythical to geometric universe is: change from tabulated data to models what is the difference between mythical and geometric universes? mythical is based upon storytelling (constellations and folklore) and geometric universe is based off of data, reasoning, math and written explanations. what […]

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Astronomy Test- Earth and Environmental Science

Lunar Eclipse An eclipse in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth’s shadow. This happens on a full moon. Solar Eclipse An eclipse in which the sun is obscured by the moon. This happens on a new moon. Penumbra The shadow cast by the earth or moon over an area experiencing […]

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honors history- people of scientific revolution

Francis Bacon Philosophy -formulated the scientific method • proposed that science is inductive—it proceeds • believed that science should improve people’s lives Robert Boyle Chemistry • discovered the relationship between the volume of a gas and the pressure exerted on it Margaret Cavendish Philosophy • speculated on the nature of the atom • criticized the […]

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Astronomy Flashcards

Astronomy the study of the universe Galaxy a collection of star systems Solar System the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field Local Group a group of about 30 galaxies that includes the Milky Way Astronomical Unit a unit of length used for distances within the solar system; equal […]

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Astronomy Chapters 1-3

How many constellations are in the sky? 88 Why is looking in the sky like looking back in time? Because the objects in space are so far from us that not even the speed of light can reach us in a timely manner. How fast does light travel? 300,000 kilometers (186,000 miles) per second The […]

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Zodiac A belt about 16° wide around the sky centered on the ecliptic, containing 12 constellations Wien’s Law of Radiation The wavelength, max, at which a blackbody emits the greatest amount of radiation is inversely proportional to its temperature (T). max =0.3/T Parallax One half of the apparent change in the star’s angular position, which […]

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TOEFL Words: Astronomy

Atmosphere (There is an *atmosphere* of peace and calm in the country, quite different from the *atmosphere* of a big city.) n. the gases surrounding a planet; the way a particular place makes someone feel ( 气,大气层) Atmospheric (Rust results from the slow combination of iron with *atmospheric* oxygen and water vapor.) adj. relating to, […]

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6th grade Astronomy

star (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior galaxy a collection of star systems Big Bang Theory the theory that states that the universe began with a tremendous explosion aout 13.7 years ago Black Hole an object so massive and dense that even light cannot […]

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