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Which force is most responsible for the formation of a star?
a) gravity b) interstellar force c) electromagnetic force d) nuclear force
The planet with the greatest temperature extremes is ____.
a) Mercury b) Earth c) Venus d) Mars
Massive stars terminate in a brilliant explosion called a ____.
a) supernova b) red giant c) protostar d) neutron star
Which of the following are you most likely to experience?
a) full moon b) total solar eclipse c) partial lunar eclipse d) total lunar eclipse
What is the next stage in the sun’s life cycle?
a) red giant b) white dwarf c) planetary nebula d) black dwarf
One astronomical unit (AU) averages about ____ which is the distance from the Earth to the sun.
a) 93 million miles b) 39 million kilometers c) 39 million miles d) 93 million kilometers
All stars, regardless of size, eventually ____.
a) run out of fuel and collapse b) become black holes c) explode d) turn into black dwarfs
Stellar distances are usually expressed in what units?
a) light years b) kilometers c) none of these d) miles
Which of the following is NOT characteristic of the Jovian planets?
a) thin atmospheres b) composed mainly of gases and ices c) located beyond the orbit of Mars d) large size
Which planet shows evidence of water erosion?
a) Mars b) Mercury c) Venus d) Jupiter
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