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Scientists think Mars might support life because of the presence of
a) water. b) oxygen. c) sunlight. d) nitrogen.
What must be true of a satellite?
a) It must be small. b) It must carry oxygen. c) It must transport people in space. d) It must orbit an object larger than itself.
The mission of the Kepler telescope is to
a) contact other life-forms. b) find new sources of energy. c) search for Earthlike planets. d) watch for dangerous comets and asteroids.
What part of the electromagnetic spectrum does a reflecting telescope use to produce an image?
a) X-rays b) microwaves c) visible light d) gamma rays
Which condition is NOT considered necessary for life on other planets?
a) liquid water b) an oxygen supply c) organic molecules d) a source of energy
Which is a benefit of the space program?
a) faster trains b) stronger tires c) sweeter fruits d) brighter paints
In the future, scientists hope to
a) bring extraterrestrial life back to Earth. b) establish a research station on the Moon. c) send probes to stars outside the solar system. d) land crewed spacecraft on Jupiter and Saturn.
The mission of the Apollo program was to
a) land a human on the Moon. b) send a human to Mars and back. c) launch a satellite into Earth’s orbit. d) explore the outer edges of the solar system.
Why do telescopes work better at high elevations or in space?
a) There is less dust to clog the telescope. b) There is less distortion from Earth’s atmosphere. c) There is less gravity to distort electromagnetic waves. d) There is less damage from electrical storms on Earth’s surface.
Which type of telescope is most useful for detecting a star that emits very long electromagnetic waves?
a) a radio telescope b) an x-ray telescope c) an optical telescope d) a gamma ray telescope
Because light from stars can take billions of years to reach Earth, astronomers can use it to
a) create energy on Earth. b) find extraterrestrial life. c) calculate the speed of light. d) learn what stars looked like long ago.
Which statement best describes the relationship between rockets and satellites?
a) Satellites launch rockets into space. b) Rockets launch satellites into space. c) Rockets and satellites are the same thing. d) Satellites are the parts of rockets that humans ride in.
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