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Astronomy Chapter Thirteen

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1.  How does a black hole form from a massive star?
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2.  What causes the radio pulses of a pulsar?
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3.  Which of the following statements about black holes is not true?
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4.  What kind of pressure supports a white dwarf?
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5.  After a massive-star supernova, what is left behind?
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6.  A teaspoonful of white dwarf material on Earth would weigh
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7.  Degeneracy pressure is the source of the pressure that stops the crush of gravity in all the following except:
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8.  From an observational standpoint, what is a pulsar?
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9.  Which of the following is closest in size (radius) to a white dwarf?
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10.  Suppose a white dwarf is gaining mass because of accretion in a binary system. What happens if the mass someday reaches the 1.4-solar-mass limit?
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11.  What is the upper limit to the mass of a white dwarf?
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12.  A teaspoonful of neutron star material on Earth would weigh
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13.  Which of the following is closest in size (radius) to a neutron star?
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14.  Which of the following is closest in mass to a white dwarf?
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15.  What is the ultimate fate of an isolated white dwarf?
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16.  White dwarfs are so called because
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17.  How does a 1.2-solar-mass white dwarf compare to a 1.0-solar-mass white dwarf?
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