Astronomy Flashcards

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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Honors Astronomy Final 2

The ESA satellite which gave us our most accurate distances to stars is called Hippacros If two stars differ in brightness by 5 magnitudes, the light ratio received by us is ______ to 1 100x In comparing first magnitude Deneb with second magnitude Polaris, we find that Deneb appears 2.5x brighter to us than Polaris […]

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Honors Astronomy Semester 2 Final

What is interesting about Jupiter’s rotation period? Fastest in the solar system Essentially, the Great Red Spot is A large cyclonic system (hurricane) Alternating zones of rising & sinking gas in Jupiter’s atmosphere create Light & dark bands What is thought to lie at the center of Jupiter? A massive core of rocky materials w/some […]

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Honors Earth and Space

What scientist is believed to have started modern astronomy? Copernicus What are the five scientists believed to have given birth to modern astronomy? Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo, Newton What is the Heliocentric Model? Sun Centered Model What is the Geocentric Model? Earth Centered Model The 20th Century is known as this: Era of Space Exploration […]

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Honors Astronomy Exam 1 (Chapters 1-5)

field of view the region you can see in the image solar system consists of the sun, its family of planets, and some smaller bodies, such as moons and comets planets small, spherical, non-luminous bodies that orbit a star and shine by reflected light star a self-luminous ball of hot gas that generates its own […]

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Astronomy Chapter 2:

Electromagnetic Radiation Another term for light, transfers energy and information from one to another Visible Light Small range of the electromagnetic spectrum that human eyes perceive as light Radio Region of the electromagnetic spectrum corresponding to radiation of the longest wavelengths Infrared Region of the electromagnetic spectrum just outside the visible range, corresponding to light […]

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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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9th grade Earth Science ~ Astronomy Test Review

stellar nebula first phase of a star’s life cycle average star and massive star stellar nebula splits into which two categories? red giant next star phase after average star is ______ ________ planetary nebula after red giant is _______ ________ white dwarf after planetary nebula is ______ ________, also the last phase of this kind […]

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Astronomy Science Olympiad Master

O stars Hottest blue-white stars with few lines Strong He II absorption (sometimes emission) lines He I absorption lines becoming stronger B stars Hot blue-white He I absorption lines strongest at B2 H I (Balmer) absorption lines getting stronger A stars White Balmer absorption lines strongest at A), becoming weaker later Ca II absorption lines […]

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8th Grade Science – Astronomy Chapter 1 Review

Use “year” in a sentence. A year is the amount of time it takes the Earth to complete one orbit around the sun. Use “month” in a sentence. A month is based on the phases of the moon. Use “day” in a sentence. A day is the amount of time it takes the Earth to […]

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Honors Earth Science Quiz – 9/22/16 (1- Earth Science)

Earth Science The study of the earth and its containing environment (The Universe) 4 Major Branches of Earth Science: Geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy Geology The study of the origin, history, and structure of the solid earth and the processes that shape it (solid and molten inner and outer earth) Scientist who studies Geology and […]

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Astronomy Exam #3 Review

light electromagnetic radiation light and matter interact through emission, absorption, transmission, reflection/scattering light as a particle individual components of light (photons) carry energy light as a wave produces interference patterns (double slit experiment) speed equation wavelength x frequency = speed energy equation Planck’s constant x speed of light % wavelength = energy wavelength distance between […]

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Astronomy honors unit 1 Appolloni

What is the summer solstice? June 21st. Ecliptic where sun is at its northernmost point and hitting the tropic of cancer Winter Solstice? When sun is directly hitting tropic of capricorn and southernmost in the sky Vernal equinox? Sun is directly hitting equator. Every place on earth has equal night and day Autumnal equinox? Sun […]

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Astronomy Ch. 2 Test Questions

electromagnetic radiation Another term for light, electromagnetic radiation transfers energy and information from one place to another. visible light The small range of the electromagnetic spectrum that human eyes perceive as light. The visible spectrum ranges from about 400 to 700 nm, corresponding to blue through red light. radio Region of the electromagnetic spectrum corresponding […]

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Review for chapter 5 test- Telescopes (Astronomy)

Abberation A refracting telescope is subject to chromatic _______. Lenses A refracting telescope uses _______ to form an image. Mirrors A reflecting telescope uses _______ to form an image. Inferometry Linking separate telescopes so they act as one telescope producing more detailed images Wave Light is described as a particle like a photon and as […]

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ASTRONOMY HONORS QUIZ 1 MODULE 1 VOCAB REVIEW

Astronomy the scientific study of the universe. astronomy first historically coined by the ancient Greeks in 600 BC. The etymology of the word astronomy comes from the Greek words meaning star arrangement (astron) and regulation (nomos). The scientific branch of astronomy encompasses the objects and relationships in space, including, but not limited to, planets, stars, […]

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Honors Earth Science Astronomy

What kind of spectrum is this? Continuous spectra Continuous spectra are produced from hot solids or dense gases What kind of spectrum is this? Emission spectra Emission spectra are produced from hot gases What kind of spectrum is this? Absorption spectra Absorption spectra are produced from cool gases Doppler Effect As an object moves farther […]

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Honors Astronomy Sem 2 Final: Bodecker

The light we see from the Sun comes from which layer? photosphere What natural barrier tries to prevent two protons from combining? electromagnetic repulsion Which is the weakest of the fundamental forces? the gravitational force When the chromosphere can be seen during a solar eclipse, what is its color? red How many planet Earths could […]

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Astronomy Midterm #1

cosmology the study of the origin, evolution, and behavior of the universe as a whole universe that which contains and subsumes all the laws of nature, and everything subject to those laws; the sum of all that exists physically, including matter, energy, physical laws, space, and time astronomy the study of the contents of the […]

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Astronomy – Astronomy

absorption spectrum the spectrum formed by electromagnetic radiation that has passed through a medium in which radiation of certain frequencies is absorbed. aurora Meteorology. a radiant emission from the upper atmosphere that occurs sporadically over the middle and high latitudes of both hemispheres in the form of luminous bands, streamers, or the like, caused by […]

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Honors Astronomy 11/9/17

It is much easier to build large reflectors than large refractors True The light gathering ability of a telescope is most dependent on the diameter of its primary objective (collecting area) True One reason for building telescopes on mountain tops is that they improve seeing by reducing the amount of air above the observer True […]

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