Using Telescopes, Spectroscopes & Probes to Investigate the Universe


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Which of the following is NOT a benefit of investigating the universe?

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1. Telescopes come in many shapes, sizes, and types. Which of the following is not a variation among telescopes?

2. Which of the following planets has not been investigated except by flying a probe past the planet at a distance (a fly-by)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Investigate your understanding of telescopes, spectroscopes and probes with this worksheet and its corresponding quiz. Quiz topics include the positive elements of studying the universe and variations of telescopes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the following as a guide:

  • Identify a planet that hasn't been well-studied
  • Determine the purpose of a spectrometer
  • Recognize discoveries made by space probes

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about space probes and what they've studied/discovered
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types of telescopes that are used in studying the universe
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on telescopes, spectroscopes and probes

Additional Learning

More information on how the stars and planets are studied is available from the lesson called Using Telescopes, Spectroscopes & Probes to Investigate the Universe. You'll be reading over these focal points:

  • Lenses used in telescopes
  • The Hubble Space Telescope
  • Number of stars in our galaxy and the number of galaxies in the universe
  • Equipment carried on a probe