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5 Matching Questions
- Nuclear Fusion
- Geocentric System
- a the process by which hydrogen atoms join together to form helium, releasing energy
- b Amassed nearly 20 years worth of astrological data that eventually led to the disproval of the geocentric theory.
- c A description of the solar system in which all planets, stars, and moons revolve around earth. The Ancient Greeks believed we are in a celestial sphere and everything is perfect and un changeable.
- d An ancient Greek astronomer who proposed a way of calculating the movements of the planets on the assumption that they, along with the sun and the stars, were embedded in clear spheres that revolved around the Earth. His beliefs prevailed for nearly fifteen hundred years, until the modern model of the solar system, with the sun at the center, was developed from the ideas of Copernicus.
- e Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543)
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- rocky metallic objects that orbit the sun but are too small to be considered planets found mainly between Mars and Jupiter
- the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere that you see during an eclipse
- a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere (extending from the photosphere to the corona) that is visible during a total eclipse of the sun
- lowest layer of the Sun's atmosphere and the layer that gives off light
- English mathematician and scientist who invented differential calculus and formulated the theory of universal gravitation, a theory about the nature of light, and three laws of motion. His treatise on gravitation, presented in Principia Mathematica (1687), was supposedly inspired by the sight of a falling apple.
5 True/False Questions
Prominence → A loop of gas that protrudes from the sun's surface, linking parts of sunspot regions
Inertia → the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere that you see during an eclipse
Heliocentric System → a description of the solar system in which all of the planets revolve around the sun; Copernicus believed in this
Meteoroid → rocky metallic objects that orbit the sun but are too small to be considered planets found mainly between Mars and Jupiter
Ellipse → elongated, closed curve that describes Earth's yearlong orbit around the Sun