Astronomy Test 4

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1.  Which of the following is true about the origin of the Milky Way Galaxy
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2.  Where does most star formation occur in the Milk Way today?
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3.  The last "ash" form nuclear burning in a high-mass star is 
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4.  Which of the following is the closest in mass to a white dwarf?
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5.  Which of the following statements about a white dwarf is NOT true?
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6.  It is difficult to determine the properties of the Milky Way galaxy because 
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7.  The material between the stars is called the
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8.  If our galaxy was a spherical system rather than a disk, how would the appearance of the night sky be different?
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9.  From an observational standpoint, what is a pulsar?
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10.  Compared with stars in the disk, orbits of stars in the halo
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11.  How do we know that pulsars are neutron stars?
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12.  What kind of objects lie in the halo of our Galaxy?
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13.  Compared to the star it evolved from, a white dwarf is
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14.  Which of the following is the closest in size (radius) to a white dwarf?
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15.  How does the interstellar medium affect our view of most of the Galaxy?
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16.  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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17.  A 10 solar mass main sequence star will produce which of the following remnants?
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18.  Which of the following statements about black holes is NOT true?
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19.  Which of the following is closest in size (radius) to a neutron star?
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20.  Why is there an upper limit to the mass of a white dwarf?
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21.  A high-mass star CANNOT produce which of the following?
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22.  What kind of objects lie in the disk of our Galaxy?
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23.  Why are we unlikely to find Earth-like planets around halo stars in the Galaxy?
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24.  The helium fusion process results in the production of 
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25.  Compared with our Sun, most stars in the halo are
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26.  Which of the following statements comparing halo stars to our Sun is NOT true?
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27.  What evidence supports the theory that there is a black hole at the center of our Galaxy? 
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28.  The event horizon of a black hole is
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29.  Where are most heavy elements (all elements other than hydrogen and helium) made?
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30.  When the iron core in a star collapses it is transformed into
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31.  Which of the following is NOT an indicator of recent star formation?
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32.  Which of the following stages of stellar evolution does a high-mass star NOT experience?
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33.  Which of the following statements about novae (plural of nova) is NOT true?
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34.  Fill in the blank: The more massive a white dwarf, the ________. 
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