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What is science?
the body of human knowledge collected and scrutinized using the scientific method
What is a scientific hypothesis?
an educated guess that is in the process of being tested using the scientific method
What does a scientific theory develop to describe a phenomena?
1+ tested hypothesis
List 3 steps of sci method. (?)
1- observe nature/perform experiments, 2- propose a hypo based on current understanding, 3- test hypo (prediction, experimentation, observation)
What do you do if hypo fails test? (2)
1- discard it, 2- revise it and undergo testing again
Can hypo/ theories be proven?
NOOOOOO
What are well-supported theories called?
LAWS
What causes laws of nature?
physical processes that are observable in the universe
What is right ascension (RA)?
longitude
What is declination (dec)?
latitude