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Astronomical Laws & Measurements Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Newton's Second Law of Motion states:

Question 2 2. The mass of an object on Earth is:

Question 3 3. Newton's First Law of Motion states:

Question 4 4. Newton's Third Law of Motion states:

Question 5 5. All else equal, if I were to double the distance between two objects in space, the force of gravity between the two objects will:

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Question 6 6. The planets in our solar system all have ___orbits:

Question 7 7. A __is one of two fixed points from which an ellipse can be generated:

Question 8 8. A planet's average distance from the sun is equal to the:

Question 9 9. If a planet has an orbital eccentricity equal to 0.70, then its orbit is:

Question 10 10. This is the extent to which an orbit deviates from a circle:

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Question 11 11. If a star has a parallax of 0.3, how far away is it in light years?

Question 12 12. A stellar parallax (p) is a term for the deviation of a star measured across ____ AU:

Question 13 13. An AU, is an astronomical unit:

Question 14 14. A parsec is:

Question 15 15. If a star has a parallax of 0.5, how far away is it in light years?

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Question 16 16. We can use ____as distance indicators for nearby galaxies.

Question 17 17. A graph that plots orbital velocity vs. the radial distance from the galaxy's center is known as a(n):

Question 18 18. These are objects, such as supernovae and supergiants, whose luminosity is known and are used to help find intergalactic distances:

Question 19 19. A Megaparsec (Mpc) is equal to:

Question 20 20. A rotation curve helps astronomers find the ___ of a galaxy.

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