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Grade 8 Stars
What is a spectroscope used for?
  1. Analyze what elements a star contains
  2. Measure the distance to star
  3. Measure a star's temperature
  4. Make distant objects appear closer.
Grade 8 Stars

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The process in which smaller atomic nuclei combine into large atomic nuclei is known as
  1. gravitational attraction
  2. parallax
  3. nuclear fusion
  4. the Doppler effect
Grade 8 Stars
The apparent magnitude of a star is a measure of its
  1. surface temperature and composition
  2. distance from earth
  3. brightness as it appears from the earth
  4. position on the H-R diagram
Grade 5 Stars
A nebulae is
  1. large clouds of gas and dust in space that is the beginning or ending of a star
  2. a mostly spherical object that orbits past Neptune and has other objects orbiting in its path, a type of dwarf planet
  3. oval-shaped, like a flattened circle
  4. the distance light travels in 365 days
Grade 6 Stars
It is a hot ball of glowing gases. What is it?
  1. a star
  2. a galaxy
  3. a planet
  4. a universe
Grade 9 Stars
Which is NOT true about a protostar?
  1. It is usually much larger than it will be as a star
  2. It glows due to the heat of the gases in its core
  3. It may become a brown dwarf
  4. It generates pressure by fusing hydrogen
Grade 5 Stars
Grade 9 Stars
The brightness of a star is called its
  1. redshift
  2. parallax
  3. variableness
  4. magnitude
Grade 9 Stars
Which area of Earth science includes the study of stars?
  1. meteorology
  2. hydrology
  3. geology
  4. astronomy
Grade 3 Stars
Grade 5 Stars
Why can we see the stars in the night sky?
  1. they produce their own light
  2. they reflect light from the sun
Grade 6 Stars
What is a group of stars that make up a pattern in the sky called?
  1. galaxy
  2. cluster
  3. constellation
  4. solar system
Grade 5 Stars
Grade 7 Stars
What color are the coolest stars?
  1. Red
  2. Blue
  3. Orange
  4. Yellow
Grade 5 Stars
A group of stars in the sky form a
  1. light year
  2. galaxy
  3. constellation
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