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Chapter 4 Space exploration - Lang

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Telescopes differ in the type of _____.
electromagnetic waves they concentrate
Which type of telescope is most useful for detecting a star that emits very long electromagnetic waves?
a radio telescope
Because light from stars can take billions of years to reach Earth, astronomers can use it to _____.
learn what stars looked like long ago
Why do telescopes work better at high elevations or in space?
There is less distortion from Earth's atmosphere.
What was the goal of Project Apollo?
to send people to the Moon
Which of these is NOT a way that space technology has improved life on Earth?
created faster-growing crops
The International Space Station is a _____.
satellite
The mission of the Apollo program was to _____.
land a human on the Moon
Which is a future goal for exploring space?
sending people to Mars
Which telescope is dedicated to searching for other planets like Earth?
Kepler
In the future, scientists hope to _____.
establish a research station on the Moon
Which condition is NOT considered necessary for life on other planets?
an oxygen supply
Which part of the electromagnetic spectrum do optical telescopes use?
visible light
Which condition does life on Earth require?
liquid water
NASA sent several crewed missions to explore _____.
the Moon
The ceramic material developed for space shuttles is also used to make _____.
orthodontic braces
What does NASA hope to accomplish by sending space probes to the Sun?
to learn about the hazards of solar radiation
In which range of the electromagnetic spectrum can the coolest stars be observed?
radio waves
What must be true of a satellite?
It must orbit an object larger than itself.
Scientists think Mars might support life because of the presence of _____.
sunlight
Which part of the electromagnetic spectrum does a reflecting telescope use to produce images of objects in space?
visible light
Which statement best describes the relationship between rockets and satellites?
Rockets launch satellites into space.
Which factor is most important in determining which space destinations humans can visit?
distance to the planet
Which statement best describes the relationship between rockets and satellites?
Rockets launch satellites into space.
Which factor is most important in determining which space destinations humans can visit?
distance to the planet
What type of space craft is always manned?
shuttle
What helps power missions to the outer planets?
gravity from planets as they are passed
Which of the following is NOT a benefit Florida residents have because of NASA's location in Florida?
Florida residents benefit from entertainment of rocket and shuttle launches.
Which of the following is NOT considered a satellite?
a lander
Which of the following is NOT a reason why NASA is located in Florida?
To increase tourism and stimulate Florida's economy