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Planets that are closer to the Sun orbit
a) slower b) the same speed c) faster d) faster than the speed of light
The universe was created about 14-15 billion years ago from
a) a big collapse b) a big bang c) an egg d) a nebula
We live in the
a) horseshoe galaxy b) Martian galaxy c) Andromeda galaxy d) Milky Way galaxy
A large cluster of stars in space is called
a) Earth b) the Sun c) a galaxy d) a constellation
An orbit with a higher eccentricity is
a) more like an oval/ellipse b) more like a circle c) less like an oval/ellipse d) triangle shaped
Objects that are closer to each other and more massive will have
a) a stronger gravitational attraction and move slower b) a weaker gravitational attraction and move faster c) a stronger gravitational attraction and move faster d) a stronger gravitational attraction and move slower
Geocentric means
a) the Sun is in the center of the Solar System b) the Earth is in the center of the Solar System c) Jupiter is at the center of the Solar System d) there is a black hole at the center of the Solar System
Heliocentric means
a) the Sun is in the center of the Solar System b) the Earth is in the center of the Solar System c) Jupiter is at the center of the Solar System d) there is a black hole at the center of the Solar System
Evidence for the universe expanding is
a) the blue shift of light from distant stars and galaxies b) pulsars c) the red shift of light from distant stars and galaxies d) the Starship Enterprise witnessing it
Jovian planets are
a) Earth and Mars b) Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars c) Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune d) Pluto and plutoids
Jovian planets are
a) rocky b) gassy c) icy d) fruity
The Sun, Earth and Solar System formed from __________ causing a nebula to coalesce.
a) nuclear fusion b) gravity c) radioactive decay d) background radiation
The Solar System and Earth formed from a planetary nebula
a) 1 million years ago b) 4 million years ago c) 4600 million years ago d) yesterday
The Sun makes its own energy through the process of
a) conduction b) convection c) gravity d) nuclear fusion
Evidence for the big bang includes
a) confetti still falling in the universe b) the Moon c) blue shift d) microwave, background radiation
The Milky Way Galaxy is
a) spiral shaped and the Solar System is in one of the arms b) tube shaped and the Solar System is in the middle c) circle shaped with the Solar System in the middle d) deliciously caramel
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