Snc1d Space Exam Study Quiz

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4. 
    The sun is a
    • A. 

      Blue star

    • B. 

      Red star

    • C. 

      Yellow star

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 13. 
    Meteorites are:
    • A. 

      Chunks broken off other celestial bodies

    • B. 

      Group of meteors hitting the atmosphere

    • C. 

      Dirty snowballs

  • 14. 
    Comets are ?
    • A. 

      Dirty snowballs

    • B. 

      Chunks broken off other celestial bodies

    • C. 

      Near earth objects

  • 15. 
    SETI stands for
    • A. 

      Search for Evil Tiny Imps

    • B. 

      Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence

    • C. 

      Search for External Thermal Intelligence

  • 16. 
    The three most recognized landers/probes are 
    • A. 

      Re-encounter, opportunity, phoenix

    • B. 

      Phoenix, spirit, opportunity

    • C. 

      Opportunity, spirit, MROR

  • 17. 
    Hubble space telescope was created in
    • A. 

      2000

    • B. 

      1900

    • C. 

      1970

  • 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

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