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In a red shift, the wavelengths of light become --
a) Shorter b) Longer c) Faster d) Bluer
A galaxy that is shaped like a pinwheel is a ---
a) Spiral galaxy b) Elliptical galaxy c) Irregular galaxy d) Round galaxy
The big bang theory helps explain the --
a) Origin of the universe b) Law of gravity c) Need for using light-years d) Reason for the seasons
A galaxy that may vary in shape from nearly spherical to flat; does not have arms.
a) Spiral galaxy b) Elliptical galaxy c) Irregular galaxy d) Round galaxy
A galaxy that is moving toward the Earth will show --
a) an increase in light-years b) a red shift in the spectrum c) a decrease in brightness d) a blue shift in the spectrum
A galaxy is --
a) a collection of universes b) the thing that existed before the big bang c) a huge collection of stars d) a collection of planets that revolve around a sun
A constellation is --
a) A group of stars that form a pattern b) The thing that existed before the big bang c) A huge collection of stars that form a straight line d) A collection of planets that revolve around a sun
It’s gravity is so great that light cannot escape it; the core of a supermassive star that remains after a supernova is a --
a) White dwarf b) Neutron star c) Black hole d) Red giant
The birthplace of stars that it is made up of gas and dust is called a --
a) White dwarf b) Neutron constellation c) Nebula d) Black hole
A galaxy that does not have any specific shape is a ---
a) Spiral galaxy b) Blob galaxy c) Irregular galaxy d) Ellipitical galaxy
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