Nebulas for Elementary School Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Today, scientists believe that the Sun formed first, and then a disc of gases around the Sun formed into the planets and other objects in our solar system. What is this theory called?

Question 2 2. Scientists looked at the data they gathered about the stars, planets and Sun and used them to make a guess about how the solar system was formed. When scientists make a prediction or guess based on the information they've gathered, it's called a(n) _____.

Question 3 3. Who was the first scientist to suggest the formation of the solar system was through solar nebula?

Question 4 4. When dust and gases in the solar nebula bumped into each other and stuck together, gradually planets were formed. What is this process called?

Question 5 5. Which of these facts about the Crab Nebula is TRUE?

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Question 6 6. Which of these statements is NOT true about a pulsar, like the one at the center of the Crab Nebula?

Question 7 7. When the Crab Nebula first formed almost one thousand years ago, people all over the world noticed it. What is one thing that made it so unusual?

Question 8 8. Why did astronomer Charles Messier first name the Crab Nebula ''M1''?

Question 9 9. Most people think the Rosette Nebula looks like a flower. What other shape do some people think it looks like?

Question 10 10. What does the word ''nebula'' mean?

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Question 11 11. In the Rosette Nebula, the gases and dust get super hot. This causes _____ to be formed.

Question 12 12. Which of these statements about NGC 2244, part of the Rosette Nebula, is TRUE?

Question 13 13. Some scientists think that parts of the Eagle Nebula have been destroyed by the explosion of a supernova. If this is true, how can we still see it in our sky?

Question 14 14. One of the cloud formations inside of the Eagle Nebula is called the Stellar Spire. Which of these statements about the Stellar Spire is TRUE?

Question 15 15. The astronomer Charles Messier discovered a cluster of stars that we later learned were part of the Eagle Nebula.What did he name them?

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Question 16 16. What makes up the nebula in the Eagle Nebula?

Question 17 17. Which of these is NOT one of the main things you'd find in nebulae?

Question 18 18. Almost everything in space in our universe is in what state of matter?

Question 19 19. Stars are made out of what part of a stellar nebula?

Question 20 20. Which of these statements about nebulae is TRUE?

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Question 21 21. Where is the Carina Nebula located?

Question 22 22. What is the name of the pillar of gas in the Carina Nebula that looks like a mountain?

Question 23 23. There are about six neutron stars in the Carina Nebula. What is a neutron star?

Question 24 24. Which of these items in the Carina Nebula is a dark nebula?

Question 25 25. When the scientist William Herschel named planetary nebula, he thought the one he saw looked like a planet because it was bluish-green and round. Which planet did it remind him of?

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Question 26 26. What was the first planetary nebula that was discovered?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements about planetary nebulae is TRUE?

Question 28 28. When some sun-like stars begin to die, they change and become a star called a _____.

Question 29 29. What is a nebula?

Question 30 30. The Crab Nebula was formed by a huge star that exploded. What is this type of star called?

Nebulas for Elementary School Chapter Exam Instructions

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