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1.  Homogeneity and isotropy, taken as assumptions regarding the structure and evolution of the universe, are known as
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2.  The Sun will at some time in the future become
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3.  What produces a type-I supernova?
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4.  If the theory that novae occur in close binary systems is correct, then novae should
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5.  The Helix and Ring nebulae are
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6.  Because almost all galaxies show redshifted spectra, we know that
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7.  In A.D. 1054, Chinese astronomers observed the appearance of a new star, whose location is now occupied by
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8.  What temperature does COBE find the Big Bang has cooled to by now?
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9.  Which one supports the solar nebula theory of the origin of the solar system?
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10.  Neutron stars have masses that range from
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11.  One outstanding feature of globular clusters is their lack of ________ main sequence stars
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12.  What event leads to the formation of a red giant?
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13.  The lowest mass object that can initiate thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen has a mass of about
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14.  The density of a _________ is greater than the density of a ___________.
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15.  If galaxy A is four times more distant than galaxy B, then according to the Hubble Law, galaxy A will recede __________ than galaxy B.
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16.  Comets and asteroids are
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17.  The collapse of the core of a high-mass star at the end of its life lasts approximately
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18.  When the core of a star shrinks after hydrogen fusion stops,
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19.  What is Cygnus X-1?
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20.  What characteristic of a star cluster is used to determine its age?
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21.  A brown dwarf is
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22.  If the Earth were to be condensed down in size until it became a black hole, its Schwarzschild radius would be
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23.  A star is considered to begin its main sequence life when
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24.  Which of the following is not a characteristic of the terrestrial planets?
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25.  Essentially all the elements heavier than iron in our galaxy were formed
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26.  Conservation of angular momentum states that as a cloud of interstellar gas and dust collapses, the velocity of the particles increases.
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27.  The large planetesimals would have grown faster than the smaller planetesimals because
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28.  Degenerate refers to a state of matter at
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29.  ________ is the result of mass distorting the fabric of spacetime.
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30.  A surface explosion on a white dwarf, caused by falling matter from the atmosphere of its binary companion, creates what kind of object?
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31.  We can identify only a small fraction of all the pulsars that exist in our galaxy because
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32.  Black holes that are stellar remnants can be found by searching for
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33.  Neutron stars do not have:
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34.  What are small bodies in the solar system which travel about the Sun in highly eccentric orbits?
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35.  Hubble's constant H0 , represents
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36.  If we lived on a galaxy one billion light-years from our own, what would we see?
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37.  The event horizon of a black hole is defined as
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38.  What is a planetary nebula?
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39.  Which of the following are the Jovian planets?
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40.  The Oot Cloud is believed to be
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41.  Neutron stars have ____________ magnetic fields.
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42.  Most planets thus far discovered around other stars were found by
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43.  All Jovian planets have
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44.  A Cepheid star varies in luminosity because
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45.  Open clusters contain mostly
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46.  Which of the following is inferred by Hubble's law?
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47.  As a high-mass main-sequence star evolves off the main sequence, it follows a _______ on the HR diagram
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48.  Which planet by itself contains the majority of mass of all the planets?
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49.  Measured ages of globular clusters and a study of the time required for massive stars to build up the present abundance of heavy elements suggests that the universe is
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