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Stars and Planets

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Which of the following statements about stars is true? Stars vary greatly in size, color, and temperature.
Which of the following statements about the motion of the planets in the night sky is true? The planets can appear to move East to West, West to East, or stand still.
Eric is a scientist who wants to examine the x-ray radiation coming from a distant star. Which tool should Eric use? an x-ray telescope
What type of telescope can see things that are extremely far away, and it sees them in the same way we would if we were close enough to see them? a light telescope
One of the most well known telescopes in the world. The Hubble Space Telescope
Given perfect conditions, if Sam looked at the night sky, about how many stars could he expect to see? between 5,000 and 10,000
Why do the planets appear in different locations in the night sky while the pattern of stars in a constellation stays the same? The planets orbit the Sun while the stars do not.
Which of the following statements about the stars in our galaxy is true? The stars in the night sky can take on a range of different colors including blue, orange, red, and yellow.
Light telescopes are tools used to examine objects that are very far away. They allow a person to see them as they would if they were there.
Steve is a scientist who studies the other planets in our solar system. Which tool should Steve use to see what the surface of Mars looks like? Light telescope
Which of the following statements about the motion of the planets in the night sky is true? The planets can appear to move East to West, West to East, or stand still.
Eric is a scientist who wants to examine the x-ray radiation coming from a distant star. Which tool should Eric use? an x-ray telescope
X-ray telescopes are used to examine the x-ray radiation that comes from different objects. This type of information can tell scientists a lot about very distant objects, including what they may look like and what they are made of.
Name three types of telescopes are used to study distant objects? a light telescope an x-ray telescope a radio telescope
How does the size of our Sun compare to the size of other stars in the night sky? Our Sun is an average-sized star.
Why does our Sun appears much brighter than other stars? it is much closer to Earth than the other stars.
How many planets can be seen with the unaided eye? 5
Created by: Escherica