How to Infer Scales of the Solar System, Galaxy & Universe

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The preferred unit used to measure distances in the solar system is the _____.

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1. What is the preferred unit for astronomers who research bodies outside our solar system but still relatively close within our galaxy?

2. When measuring the distance between the Sun and Neptune, which would be the most appropriate unit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz will help you to discover how much you know about scaling the solar system, galaxy and universe. Topics include the unit of measurement for distances in the solar system and a unit of measurement for outside of the solar system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you understand about the following:

  • Unit of measurement for the distance between the Sun and Neptune
  • Distance measured across the universe
  • Unit of distance that's sometimes confused with a unit of time

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on scaling the solar system, galaxy and universe
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the unit of measurement for the distance between Neptune and the Sun
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the measurement of distances in and outside of the solar system

Additional Learning

Learn more with the lesson entitled How to Infer Scales of the Solar System, Galaxy & Universe. You'll be going over these specific points of study:

  • Different levels of measuring distances
  • Orbit of our planets and how far they are from the Sun
  • Temporal/time-based scales
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