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  • 1. 

    What is the Corona?

    • A.

      The atmosphere and outermost region of the sun, visible during an eclipse

    • B.

      The core of the sun made of hydrogen

    • C.

      The explosions on the surface of the sun that is pulled back by gravity

    Correct Answer
    A. The atmosphere and outermost region of the sun, visible during an eclipse
    Explanation
    The corona refers to the atmosphere and outermost region of the sun, which becomes visible during an eclipse. This is when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking out the bright light of the sun and allowing us to see the corona. It is a glowing, halo-like structure that extends millions of kilometers into space. The corona is composed of superheated plasma and is much hotter than the sun's surface. It is an important area of study for scientists, as understanding the corona can provide insights into solar activity and its impact on Earth.

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  • 2. 

    What is Heliocentric and Geocentric?

    • A.

      Heliocentric is when the sun is in the middle and geocentric is when Earth is in the middle

    • B.

      Heliocentric is when Earth is in the middle and Geocentric is when the Sun is in the middle

    • C.

      Heliocentric is when the sun is moving around the planets and Geocentric is then Earth moves around the planets

    Correct Answer
    A. Heliocentric is when the sun is in the middle and geocentric is when Earth is in the middle
    Explanation
    Heliocentric refers to the belief or model that places the sun at the center, with the planets, including Earth, orbiting around it. Geocentric, on the other hand, is the belief or model that places Earth at the center, with the sun and other celestial bodies revolving around it.

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  • 3. 

    What did Copernicus suggest?

    • A.

      That everything has a mass and takes up space

    • B.

      That the sun is in the middle and all the planets moved around it

    • C.

      That planets move in an ellipse

    Correct Answer
    B. That the sun is in the middle and all the planets moved around it
    Explanation
    Copernicus suggested that the sun is in the middle and all the planets moved around it. This is known as the heliocentric model of the solar system, which replaced the geocentric model that placed Earth at the center. Copernicus' theory revolutionized our understanding of the universe and laid the foundation for modern astronomy.

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  • 4. 

    The sun is a

    • A.

      Blue star

    • B.

      Red star

    • C.

      Yellow star

    Correct Answer
    C. Yellow star
    Explanation
    The sun is a yellow star because it emits a yellowish-white light. The color of a star is determined by its temperature, with hotter stars appearing bluer and cooler stars appearing redder. The sun falls in the middle of this temperature range, making it a yellow star. Its surface temperature is about 5,500 degrees Celsius, which is responsible for the yellow color we perceive.

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  • 5. 

    What is a nebula?

    • A.

      Two single stars orbiting one another

    • B.

      Vast cloud of gas and dust which may be the birth place of a star

    • C.

      A star that consumes their hydrogen slowly that could take long periods of time

    Correct Answer
    B. Vast cloud of gas and dust which may be the birth place of a star
    Explanation
    A nebula is a vast cloud of gas and dust that has the potential to be the birthplace of a star. Nebulas are made up of various elements and molecules, including hydrogen and helium, which are the building blocks of stars. These clouds of gas and dust can be found in different shapes and sizes throughout the universe. Under the force of gravity, the particles within a nebula can come together and form a protostar, eventually leading to the birth of a new star.

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  • 6. 

    What is a black hole?

    • A.

      The space between the stars and the material it contains

    • B.

      Extreme conclusion of gravity's work in stellar evolution

    • C.

      A huge explosion created by massive stars.

    Correct Answer
    B. Extreme conclusion of gravity's work in stellar evolution
    Explanation
    A black hole is the extreme conclusion of gravity's work in stellar evolution. It is formed when a massive star collapses under its own gravitational pull, resulting in a region of spacetime with an extremely strong gravitational field from which nothing, not even light, can escape. This phenomenon is the result of the star's mass being concentrated in a tiny space, creating a singularity surrounded by an event horizon.

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  • 7. 

    When a star runs out of hydrogen, it will become a _______, then a _______, and then a ________.

    • A.

      Red giant, white dwarf, black dwarf

    • B.

      White dwarf, red giant, black dwarf

    • C.

      Red giant, black dwarf, white dwarf

    Correct Answer
    A. Red giant, white dwarf, black dwarf
    Explanation
    After a star runs out of hydrogen, it will become a red giant, which is a phase where the star expands and becomes larger. Eventually, the red giant will shed its outer layers and become a white dwarf, which is a small, dense star composed mostly of carbon and oxygen. Over time, the white dwarf will cool down and fade away, becoming a black dwarf, which is a theoretical end state for a star that has completely cooled down and no longer emits any light or heat.

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  • 8. 

    What is a supernova?

    • A.

      When two white dwarf stars come together and collide

    • B.

      A star that can hold its hydrogen for a really long time

    • C.

      A huge explosion created by massive star creating a shockwave

    Correct Answer
    C. A huge explosion created by massive star creating a shockwave
    Explanation
    A supernova is a massive explosion that occurs when a massive star reaches the end of its life cycle. This explosion creates a shockwave that can be seen from Earth and releases an enormous amount of energy. The explosion is so powerful that it can outshine an entire galaxy for a short period of time. This event also leads to the formation of heavier elements in the universe.

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  • 9. 

    What are 1. solar flares and 2. solar prominence?

    • A.

      1. explosive release of energy which ejects clouds of atomic particles into space 2. large bright features extending outward from the sun's surface.

    • B.

      1.large bright features extending outward from the sun's surface. 2.explosive release of energy which ejects clouds of atomic particles into space &

    • C.

      They both only occur every 11 years creating what is called a solar max.

    Correct Answer
    A. 1. explosive release of energy which ejects clouds of atomic particles into space 2. large bright features extending outward from the sun's surface.
    Explanation
    Solar flares are explosive releases of energy that eject clouds of atomic particles into space. On the other hand, solar prominences are large bright features that extend outward from the sun's surface. Both solar flares and solar prominences occur every 11 years, creating what is known as a solar max.

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  • 10. 

    The order of the planets is:

    • A.

      Mercury, Venus, Mars, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune

    • B.

      Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus

    • C.

      Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

    Correct Answer
    B. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the third option: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. This is the correct order of the planets in our solar system, starting from the closest to the Sun (Mercury) and moving outward.

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  • 11. 

    Where can we find 1.olympus mons, 2. large rings made out of ice and rock 3. poisonous atmopshere 4.great red spot

    • A.

      Jupiter, Uranus, Mars, Venus

    • B.

      Mars, Saturn, Mercury Jupiter

    • C.

      Mars, Saturn, Venus, Jupiter

    Correct Answer
    C. Mars, Saturn, Venus, Jupiter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mars, Saturn, Venus, Jupiter. This is because Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system, can be found on Mars. Large rings made out of ice and rock are present around Saturn. Venus has a poisonous atmosphere consisting mainly of carbon dioxide. The Great Red Spot, a massive storm, is located on Jupiter.

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  • 12. 

    AU means ??? and is the distance between the ? and the ?.

    • A.

      Astro Utiles, Sun, mars

    • B.

      Apparent Unit, Sun, Earth

    • C.

      Astronomical Unit, Sun, Earth

    Correct Answer
    C. Astronomical Unit, Sun, Earth
    Explanation
    AU stands for Astronomical Unit and it is the distance between the Sun and the Earth.

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  • 13. 

    Meteorites are:

    • A.

      Chunks broken off other celestial bodies

    • B.

      Group of meteors hitting the atmosphere

    • C.

      Dirty snowballs

    Correct Answer
    A. Chunks broken off other celestial bodies
    Explanation
    Meteorites are chunks broken off other celestial bodies. This means that they are fragments or pieces that have been detached from larger celestial objects, such as planets, asteroids, or moons. These fragments travel through space and eventually enter the Earth's atmosphere, where they are known as meteors. If they survive the journey through the atmosphere and land on the Earth's surface, they are then referred to as meteorites.

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  • 14. 

    Comets are ?

    • A.

      Dirty snowballs

    • B.

      Chunks broken off other celestial bodies

    • C.

      Near earth objects

    Correct Answer
    A. Dirty snowballs
    Explanation
    Comets are referred to as "dirty snowballs" because they are composed of a mixture of ice, dust, rock, and organic compounds. As comets travel closer to the Sun, the heat causes the ice to vaporize, creating a glowing coma (a cloud of gas and dust) around the nucleus. This gives the appearance of a bright, glowing "dirty snowball" in the sky. Additionally, comets can leave behind a trail of debris as they pass through space, which is why they are sometimes considered as chunks broken off other celestial bodies.

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  • 15. 

    SETI stands for

    • A.

      Search for Evil Tiny Imps

    • B.

      Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence

    • C.

      Search for External Thermal Intelligence

    Correct Answer
    B. Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence
    Explanation
    SETI stands for Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence. This acronym refers to the scientific endeavor of searching for signs of intelligent life beyond Earth. Scientists involved in SETI use various methods, such as radio telescopes, to detect and analyze signals that could potentially indicate the presence of extraterrestrial civilizations. The search for extraterrestrial intelligence is a fascinating field of study that aims to answer the age-old question of whether we are alone in the universe.

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  • 16. 

    The three most recognized landers/probes are 

    • A.

      Re-encounter, opportunity, phoenix

    • B.

      Phoenix, spirit, opportunity

    • C.

      Opportunity, spirit, MROR

    Correct Answer
    B. Phoenix, spirit, opportunity
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "phoenix, spirit, opportunity". These three are the most recognized landers/probes.

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  • 17. 

    Hubble space telescope was created in

    • A.

      2000

    • B.

      1900

    • C.

      1970

    Correct Answer
    B. 1900
    Explanation
    The Hubble Space Telescope was not created in 2000 or 1970. It was actually created in 1990 and launched into space in April of that year. Therefore, the correct answer is 1900, as it is the only option that is not a possible creation year for the Hubble Space Telescope.

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  • 18. 

    The Eagle Nebula has small clumps of gases called EGG, which might be:

    • A.

      Starting point of the big bang

    • B.

      The start of life

    • C.

      Birth place of stars

    Correct Answer
    C. Birth place of stars
    Explanation
    The correct answer is birth place of stars. The Eagle Nebula contains small clumps of gases called EGG (Evaporating Gaseous Globules), which are dense regions where new stars are formed. These clumps of gas and dust within the nebula serve as nurseries for the birth of stars, as gravity causes the material to collapse and form protostars. The intense radiation from nearby massive stars also plays a role in shaping and sculpting these clumps, creating the famous "Pillars of Creation" seen in Hubble Space Telescope images.

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