Dark Matter & Gravitational Lensing

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Most dark matter is found:

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

2. Nonluminous matter is also called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will test your understanding of dark matter and gravitational lensing, two vitally important concepts that help to form our understanding of the universe. Among other details, you'll be tested on the definitions of dark matter and gravitational lensing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Location of dark matter
  • Term for a large galaxy that distorts approaching light
  • Celestial body more likely to bend light

Skills Practiced

This quiz and the accompanying worksheet test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related astronomy lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can carefully review information regarding celestial objects that bend light and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a specific process involving a powerful source of gravity and light from a distant object

Additional Learning

To learn more about these celestial phenomena, review the accompanying lesson titled Dark Matter & Gravitational Lensing. The lesson addresses these objectives:

  • Define dark matter
  • Understand how dark matter is known to exist and its purpose
  • Define gravitational lensing and gravitational lenses
  • Recognize gravitational lensing's effect on light
  • Understand the link between gravitational lensing and proving the existence of dark matter
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