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5 Matching questions

  1. Equinox
  2. Milky Way Galaxy
  3. Mass
  4. Phases of the Moon
  5. Solstice
  1. a either of two days during the year when the Sun is directly above the equator; daylight and night are the same length
  2. b the name given to the spiral galaxy of which the Sun and its solar system are a part
  3. c the appearance of the Moon that depends on how much of the sunlit side of the Moon faces Earth
  4. d the amount of matter in an object; is the same no matter where the object is located
  5. e either of two days during the year when the tilt of Earth causes the length of day to be the longest or the shortest

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. objects that orbit the central star, known as the Sun; e.g. planets, moons, asteroids, comets, meteoroids
  2. periods of time in Earth's year that have different numbers of hours of daylight and different angles to the Sun's rays because of Earth's tilted axis
  3. the lighted side of the Moon gradually decreases
  4. an instrument that uses a large antenna to gather radio waves emitted from objects (stars and galaxies) in space
    Satellite (man-made) an object place in orbit that contains instruments and/or telescopes to collect information from space
  5. a tool used to collect visible light, then uses lenses or mirrors to focus the light producing larger, brighter images; may be reflecting or refracting

5 True/False questions

  1. Aurorathe outermost and largest of the layers of the Sun's atmosphere


  2. Solar eclipsewhen Earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon, blocking the Sun's light so that Earth's shadow is cast over the Moon


  3. Light yeara unit of distance that astronomers use to measure distance to stars and galaxies in space; equal to the distance light travels in one year


  4. Solar windsa stream of electrically charged particles flowing from the Sun


  5. Galaxyregions in outer space made up of billions of stars, gas, and dust clouds; they have different shapes - elliptical, spiral, irregular


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