Basics of Astronomy Final Exam

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Question 1 1. This is a network of looped magnetic fields covering the solar surface:

Question 2 2. A 1 kg solid rubber ball moving at 50 m/s strikes a light wooden plank. 2/3 of the initial kinetic energy of the ball is transferred to the wooden plank making it spin in a vertical circle at 10 Hz. Determine the moment of inertia of the wooden plank.

Question 3 3. The synodic month is:

Question 4 4. A scientist has observed animals in a particular habitat for some time. She notices that the slowest gazelles tend to fall victim to predators more frequently than faster ones. Over time, she notes that the gazelle herd on average runs faster. She is observing:

Question 5 5. Why don't we observe space contraction in our every day lives?

Question 6 6. The distance between a lens or mirror to its focal point is known as a:

Question 7 7. The meteorites we find on Earth likely originated:

Question 8 8. A small, hot planet is more likely to have the majority of its atmosphere composed of:

Question 9 9. In this lesson's sense, a cocoon is:

Question 10 10. What does a red-shift prove?

Question 11 11. Elements in Group 2 are known as the _____.

Question 12 12. What is a pulsar?

Question 13 13. Radio waves can pass through interstellar dust because:

Question 14 14. The carotenoids on a yellow bird's feathers absorb all light frequencies except for

Question 15 15. Uranus has a blue green color thanks to:

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