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What is the definition of a transverse wave?
a wave vibrating at right angles to the direction of its propagation.
What is the definition of a longitudinal wave?
a wave vibrating in the direction of propagation
Name one example of a transverse wave
Name one example of a longitudinal wave.
In general, what is the Doppler Effect for waves?
he effect produced by a moving source of waves in which there is an apparent upward shift in frequency for observers
what type of plate boundary is at the mid-Atlantic Ridge?
divergent plate boundary
Describe one example using either sound or light of the Doppler
the Doppler effect also affects the light emitted by other bodies in space.
What type of plate boundary is at the San Andreas fault
transform plate boundary
What type of plate boundary is at the the Andes Mountains?
convergent plate boundary
What is the "Ring of Fire"? Where is it? How can plate
tectonics explain what occurs there?
major basin for earthquakes
What is a "transit", as it refers to planets?
in astronomy, the passage of a relatively small body across the disk of a larger body, usually a star or a planet, occulting only a very small area
What do astronomers observe that provides evidence that an
exoplanet is making a transit?
This method detects distant planets by measuring the minute dimming of a star as an orbiting planet passes between it and the Earth.
In reference to exoplanets, what is the habitable zone? Have any
exoplanets been discovered in the habitable zone?
Habitable zone is where some things can live and no exoplanets have been discovered there
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