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Twelfth Grade (Grade 12) Astronomy Questions

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Grade 12 Stars
Which of these stars is hottest?
  1. Red Star
  2. Yellow Star
  3. Orange Star
  4. Blue Star
Grade 12 Stars
Which star is the coldest?
  1. Yellow Star
  2. Red Star
  3. Orange Star
  4. Blue Star
Grade 12 Stars
What else can the H-R Diagram tell us besides the luminosity and temperature?
  1. Size, color and element make up
  2. Location and distance from Earth
  3. Constellation structures
Grade 12 Planetary Motion
What is unusual about the orbits of Neptune and Pluto?
  1. Pluto is sometimes nearer the sun than is Neptune
  2. They occasionally have near collisions
  3. Their years have the same length
  4. They are always on opposite sides of the sun from each other
Grade 12 Planetary Motion
Term used to describe the shape of the Earth's orbit around the Sun.
  1. obliquity
  2. eccentricity
  3. equinox variant
  4. linear degradation
  5. linear orbit
Grade 12 Outer Planets
Last planet visited by Voyager II was?
  1. Pluto
  2. Neptune
  3. Uranus
  4. None of the above
Grade 12 Space Exploration
Who published the first heliocentric model?
  1. Tycho Brahe
  2. Ptolemy
  3. Kepler
  4. Copernicus
Grade 12 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Grade 12 Space Exploration
Astrobiology is best described as
  1. the study of animals in space
  2. the scientific search for evidence of intelligent life
  3. the study of life in the universe
Grade 12 Planetary Motion
Tilt precession of the Earth's orbit around the sun occurs about                   .
  1. every 100,00 years
  2. every 41,000 years
  3. every 26,000 years
  4. every 15,000 years
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