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Chapter 10 & 11 Earth-Moon-Sun Test 100pts Test B Ms. Rip Earth Science 10 Honors
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The Earth is 73 million miles from the sun
During nuclear fusion inside the sun, helium combines to form hydrogen
When Earth is the farthest from the Sun it is said to be in the aphelion position
Earth is farthest from the Sun in July
Hot material from new the radiative zones rises, cools at the Sun's surface and then plunges back downward to the radiative zone. This takes place in which area of the Sun?
If the tilt of Earth's axis were decreased from 23,5 degrees to 15 degrees, North Caroline would become_______
warmer, and the summers would become cooler
In 1851, The French physicist Jean Foucault constructed a large pendulum that always changed its direction of swing at the same rate in a clockwise direction, according to Foucault, this change in direction of swing was caused by the________
Earth's rotation on its axis
At the time for the Moon to complete one cycle of phases is about one________
Which motion causes the Moon to show phases when viewed from Earth?
Revolution of the Moon
In thermonuclear fusion within the Sun, hydrogen atoms have their protons strip from them by high pressure and temperature. These protons are_________
Joined to form helium atoms
Which fact provides the best evidence that Earth's axis is tilted?
Winder occurs in the Southern Hemisphere at the same time that summer occurs in the Northern Hemisphere
As the Moon's phase changes from first quarter to last quarter, the visible portion of the Moon as observed from Earth will__________
Increase, then decrease
What phenomenon results from the fact that the Moon's period of rotation and revolution are the same?
The same lunar side is visible from Earth
The constellation Pisces changes position during a night. Which motion is mainly responsible for this change?
Rotation of Earth on its axis
The apparent path of a projectile fired from Earth's North Pole toward a target located at 45 degrees North Latitude. The apparent curving of the projectile path, as seen by observers on Earth, it caused mainly by__________________
Sunspots appear darker than the surrounding surface of the Sun because_________
Sunspots consist of cooler gases than the fasses surrounding them
As the Earth revolves around the Sun, the Earth's axis_____________
Remains at the same angle, pointed in the same direction
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