The Brightness Of Stars


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The total energy a star radiates in one second is:

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1. Luminosity is sometimes called:

2. The brightness of a star as seen from Earth is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Wish I may, wish I might, pass this quiz on stars tonight. Use this quiz to check your understanding of vocabulary related to the brightness of stars.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask students questions about the following vocabulary terms:

  • Luminosity
  • Absolute visual magnitude
  • Apparent visual magnitude

Skills Practiced

Students who take the quiz will be improving their skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - pull the most important information from the related lesson on the vocabulary of stars
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between absolute and apparent visual magnitude
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the distance and brightness of stars

Additional Learning

Students who want to learn more about this topic should check out the accompanying lesson, The Brightness of Stars. By completing the lesson, students will meet the following objectives:

  • Define parsec
  • Distinguish between absolute and apparent visual magnitude
  • Understand the magnitude-distance formula