Physical Science Test 5 Fill in the Blank
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Frost wedging is a common type of _________ weathering.
Permanently frozen subsurface soil is called_____________.
Heat and ______________ are important factors in chemical weathering.
Any flow of water between well defined banks is called a¬____________.
A stream's __________load makes up the largest sized particles.
Greenland and Antarctica are covered in ice sheets called_______________.
Two important types of fast mass wasting are landslides and_________________.
Large ridges of glacial drift are called¬_______________.
________________occurs when land sinks as a consequence of the excessive extraction of water.
An ______________is the body of permeable rock that stores and transports ground water.
Three types of sea water movement are waves, currents, and_____________.
The true edges of the continental land masses are the___________________.
___________is the study of the Earth's general structural features and their changes.
The ____________ travel along the outer layer of the Earth.
Directly below the lithosphere lies the__________________.,
The ______________is the part of the earth's interior that is believed to be made up largely of molten iron.
The _______________are the lowest places on the Earth's surface.
deep sea trenches
A ______________ridge system stretches through the major oceans of the world.
The lithosphere essentially "floats" on the______________.,
Lithospheric plate boundaries can be divergent, convergent, or_________________.
Dubbed the ______________, it is the geologically active region along the margins of the pacific ocean.
Ring of fire
The majority of _____________ are caused by the movement of lithospheric plates.
The three principal types of mountains are fold, fault block, and _____________.
The three major types of faults are normal, __________, and transform.
The apparent change of the position of a star due to the Earth's orbiting the sun is called___________________.
The extension of the earth's equator onto the celestial sphere is called the___________________.
The longitude of a place on the Earth's surface is comparable to the _______________ of a star on the celestial sphere.
The angle between the Earth's orbit plane and the plane of the equator projected on the celestial sphere is_______________.
The ______________ cycle is 11 years long.
The sun's energy comes from the fusion of hydrogen into ______________.
________________are sudden, bright, explosive events originating from the Sun's surface.
The celestial sphere is divided into 88 _____________.
Type M stars are ____________ in color.
Analysis of the ______________of a star reveals the composition of the star.
The magnitude scale is really a scale of__________________.
The diagonal group of stars on an H-R diagram is called the _____________.
The ________________ phase is the next phase of the sun's life.
When a star runs out of nuclear fuel, the core begins to _____________.
Stars are born in giant clouds of gas and dust, such as the Great _____________ in Orion.
A "new" star is called a _______________________.
A neutron star that emits radio waves in a periodic fashion is a _______________.
The most catastrophic of stellar explosions is called a _______________.
Astronomers think that a __________________black hole lies at the center of the milky way galaxy.
Astronomers think that the universe is_______________.
13.7 billion years old
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