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During which event is Earth's axis tilted either farthest away from or closest to the sun?
a) aphelion b) equinox c) perihelion d) solstice
The International Space Station is an example of
a) an artificial satellite b) a lunar satellite c) a natural satellite d) a tidally locked satellite
Which term describes any object that revolves around a larger object in space?
a) asteroid b) moon c) planet d) satellite
At which position in Earth's orbit is Earth farthest from the sun?
a) aphelion b) equinox c) perihelion d) solstice
A student argues that the International Space Station is not a satellite because it is human-made. Is the student correct?
a) Yes. The International Space Station is not a satellite. b) No. The International Space Station orbits Earth; therefore, it is a satellite of Earth. c) No. The International Space Station is located outside Earth's atmosphere; therefore, it is a satellite of Earth. d) No. The International Space Station exerts a gravitational pull on Earth; therefore, it is a satellite of Earth.
During which event do the hours of daylight on Earth equal the hours of night?
a) aphelion b) equinox c) perihelion d) solstice
Planet A, planet B, and planet C all have equal masses. Planet A is located between planets B and C, but planet B is twice as far away from planet A as planet C is. Which planet exerts the greater gravitational pull on planet A?
a) planet B b) planet C c) Both planets exert the same gravitational pull on planet A. d) Any of the above could be true; the answer depends whether planet A is tilted toward planet B or planet C.
Which of the following is the primary cause of tides on Earth?
a) Earth's rotation on its axis b) the moon's revolution around Earth c) Earth's revolution around the sun d) Earth's position between Venus, which is more massive, and Mars, which is less massive
A student argues that because Earth is farthest from the sun at aphelion, all of Earth experiences winter at aphelion. Is the student correct?
a) Yes. All of Earth experiences winter at aphelion. b) No. Earth is closest to the sun at aphelion. Therefore, all of Earth experiences summer at aphelion. c) No. Although Earth is farthest from the sun at aphelion, only the hemisphere tilted away from the sun experiences winter. d) No. Earth is closest to the sun at aphelion. In addition, only the hemisphere tilted away from the sun experiences winter.
Which of the following space objects is a satellite?
a) the moon only b) the International Space Station only c) both the moon and the International Space Station d) neither the moon nor the International Space Station
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