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Space Science Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why does a brown dwarf form?

Question 2 2. What do most stars in our galaxy become at the end of their lives?

Question 3 3. Which planet is known as the blue planet (other than Earth, which is also sometimes called the blue planet)?

Question 4 4. Which planet is the smallest in the solar system?

Question 5 5. Which of these is the most massive type of star?

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Question 6 6. What spectral classification is the least common?

Question 7 7. What is the spectral order of stars from hottest to coolest?

Question 8 8. Which types of telescopes collect light in the visible range?

Question 9 9. The stages of most stars life in order are:

Question 10 10. Which telescope collects long wavelengths of light?

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Question 11 11. Which of the inner planets rotates backwards?

Question 12 12. How many dwarf planets do astronomers believe they will find in the solar system in the future?

Question 13 13. Which of the planets has a large satellite?

Question 14 14. What spectral classification of star is the most common?

Question 15 15. Which type of telescope is used by the Hubble Space Telescope?

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Question 16 16. What are the planets in order from the sun?

Question 17 17. What spectral classification of stars is the hottest?

Question 18 18. Which planet is tipped on its side and spins nearly horizontally?

Question 19 19. Which dwarf planet does not reside in the Kuiper belt?

Question 20 20. Which former planet is now considered to be a dwarf planet?

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Question 21 21. What are the four outer planets in order from the sun?

Question 22 22. Which planet is known for its rings?

Question 23 23. What spectral classification is our sun?

Question 24 24. Which telescope(s) collect(s) short wavelengths of light?

Question 25 25. In what decade was Pluto's designation as a planet first called into question?

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Question 26 26. What does a protostar have to do to become a star?

Question 27 27. Why was Pluto ultimately reclassified as a dwarf planet?

Question 28 28. Which type of telescope is no longer used much by astronomers?

Question 29 29. Which of the inner planets is the hottest?

Question 30 30. What is the IAU's definition of a dwarf planet?

Space Science Chapter Exam Instructions

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