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The Big Bang & Extrasolar Astronomy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which telescope(s) collect(s) short wavelengths of light?

Question 2 2. Which type of telescope is used by the Hubble Space Telescope?

Question 3 3. Which telescope collects long wavelengths of light?

Question 4 4. What is the Big Bang?

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements is a false statement about the Big Bang?

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Question 6 6. What is Hubble's Law?

Question 7 7. A star that started out with a mass 14 times that of the Sun is currently a red supergiant. What is the next stage in its life cycle?

Question 8 8. Which of the following stars does NOT have fusion happening in its core?

Question 9 9. In what environment do new stars form?

Question 10 10. What are the main pieces of supporting evidence for the Big Bang theory?

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Question 11 11. What is a singularity?

Question 12 12. What is cosmic background radiation?

Question 13 13. Which type of galaxy do astronomers believe is very evolved?

Question 14 14. What type of galaxy is shown in this picture?

Question 15 15. What are the three shapes galaxies take?

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Question 16 16. A massive galaxy that distorts or bends the light coming past it would be appropriately called a:

Question 17 17. This is the process where a powerful source of gravity (a gravitational field) stemming from a massive object distorts the light from a distant object in such a way as to produce multiple images of the distant object or make the distant object appear brighter than it actually is

Question 18 18. Most dark matter is found:

Question 19 19. What is thought to be the one main thing necessary for extraterrestrial life?

Question 20 20. Which planets' moons are believed to have liquid water?

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Question 21 21. What 'kind' of life is thought to possibly exist in our solar system in places other than Earth?

Question 22 22. How are the biggest black holes formed?

Question 23 23. How do black holes grow?

Question 24 24. How do black holes form initially?

Question 25 25. Which of the following technologies is used to make distant objects appear closer?

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Question 26 26. What benefit do we derive from firing subatomic particles at each other using our modern technology?

Question 27 27. What's the difference between a regular microscope and an electron microscope?

Question 28 28. Which types of telescopes collect light in the visible range?

Question 29 29. What is the name of the area of physics that deals with sub atomic particles?

Question 30 30. Which of the following stars will have the shortest life?

The Big Bang & Extrasolar Astronomy Chapter Exam Instructions

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