Characteristics of Stars' Orbits in the Galaxy

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Stars with orbits that are titled at random angles to the disk of the galaxy are likely to be found:

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1. Stars with orbits of different shapes, mainly elliptical, are most likely to be found in:

2. Stars that have nearly circular orbits are more likely to be found where?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Do all stars orbit in the same way or do they orbit differently depending on where they are located in the galaxy? The practice questions in this quiz and worksheet are designed to assess your understanding of this topic.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Stars that have orbits that are tilted at random angles to the disk of the galaxy are found
  • Where stars with orbits of different shapes are found
  • Location of stars with circular orbits
  • Where stars that orbit in the plane of the galaxy are located
  • What the spherical component of the galaxy includes

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about stars in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding components of the galaxy and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the orbit of stars in the disk of our galaxy and in the spherical component

Additional Learning

To learn more about this phenomenon, review the accompanying lesson called Characteristics of Stars' Orbits in the Galaxy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Use the example of human migration or fragmentation to illustrate the way stars formed and fragmented
  • Identify and define the components of the galaxy
  • Describe how stars orbit in each component
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