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Study Guide – Galaxies, Tools, and Stars Test
1. What is the Big Bang Theory?
2. What is a galaxy?
3. What is the name of the galaxy our solar system is located in?
4. What type of galaxy is the Milky Way galaxy?
5. The ________ is the largest star in our solar system.
6. Name and describe the 3 types of galaxies.
7. Where is our solar system located in the Milky Way galaxy?
8. What is a light year?
9. What contains all the matter and energy that exists?
10. Name two types of optical telescopes.
11. What do radio telescopes receive and where do they come from?
12. The Hubble Space Telescope is an example of what type of telescope?
13. ____________ are place in orbit around the Earth with instruments and telescope to collect information from space
and send it back to Earth where the data can be interrupted by scientists.
14. ________ _________ are sent on missions outside of Earth’s orbit into deep space where it could be dangerous for
astronauts to travel.
15. Diagram the Milky Way and our place in it.
16. What tool do astronomers use to identify the elements of a star, its age, and its temperature?
17. Sequence (diagram) the life cycle of a star with low/medium mass and the life cycle of a star with high mass.
18. What are the main characteristics used to classify stars?
19. What is the difference between apparent magnitude and absolute magnitude?
20. What is the color of the hottest star? The coolest star? Our Sun?
21. What do astronomers use to measure distance to nearby stars?
22. What is a red shift?
23. What is the birth place of stars?
24. What is a small new star called?
25. What two things can a high mass star become after its supernova stage?