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5 Matching questions

  1. Radio telescope
  2. Seasons
  3. Gibbous moon
  4. Elliptical
  5. Mass
  1. a the amount of matter in an object; is the same no matter where the object is located
  2. b the slightly oval shape of Earth's orbit around the Sun
  3. c more than one-half of the lighted side of the Moon faces Earth but not yet full
  4. d 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
  5. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. higher than usual high tides and lower than usual low tides caused by the lining up of the Sun, Moon, and Earth; occur when the gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon are combined
  2. a stream of electrically charged particles flowing from the Sun
  3. spinning on an axis; a day on Earth is based on a 24 hour rotation
  4. objects that orbit the central star, known as the Sun; e.g. planets, moons, asteroids, comets, meteoroids
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. Lunar 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


  2. Sunspotsdark areas of the Sun's surface, which are cooler than surrounding areas


  3. Solar eclipsewhen the Moon is directly between the Sun and Earth, blocking the Sun's light casting a shadow over a certain area on Earth


  4. Revolutionspinning on an axis; a day on Earth is based on a 24 hour rotation


  5. 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