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The sum total of all of God's physical creation is?
the universe
The term spiral refers to the shape of
a galaxy
the explosion of a star is called?
a supernova
The blanket of vapor around the sun is called the?
corona
The brightness that a star would have if all stars were the same distance from the earth is?
the absolute magnitude
The apparent change in the position of an object caused by an actual change in the position of the observer?
a parallax
Two stars bound together by gravity, such as Sirius A and Sirius B, compose a?
binary star
Frozen chunks of ice and dust that orbit the sun are called?
comets
The asteroid belt is located between Mars and ?
Jupiter
When we see the entire sunlit side of the moon, we are viewing the ?
full moon
The largest galaxy in the Local Group is?
Andromeda
The only planet where a day is longer than a year is?
Venus
Radio waves, visible light, and gamma rays all make up part of the ?
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Which of the following would have the shortest wavelength?
Radio waves, Microwaves, Visible Light, or X-rays?
X-rays
Max Planck provided the current explanation of light known as?
Quantum theory
Light waves travel fastest through which of the following? Solids, Liquids, Hertz, or a Vacuum?
a vacuum
T or F- A large cloud of gas and dust in space is called a nebula.
True
T or F- Astronomy is a superstitious religion that places its faith in the constellations of the zodiac
False, that is Astrology
T or F- Earth and Mars are sometimes called the twin planets.
False, Earth and Venus
T or F- Mercury is the fastest moving planet
True
T or F- Neptune is the largest planet in our solar system
False, its Jupiter
T or F- Saturn is known for its glorious rings
True
T or F- Orion is the brightest star in the night sky
False, Sirius
What are the four types of galaxies?
spiral, elliptical, irregular, and barrel
What are the flame-like columns of gas that make up most of the chromosphere/
spicules
Which large planet is tilted so that it seems to lie on it's side?
Uranus
What is the belief that God and nature are one?
pantheism
Who used a refracting telescope to discover evidence that supported Copernicus' sun-centered view of the solar system?
Galileo
Who developed the law of universal gravitation?
Isaac Newton
What do we call the study of God's creation beyond the atmosphere?
Astronomy
The Earth's atmosphere is made up of mostly what?
Nitrogen
What occurs when the new moon comes between the sun and the earth?
a solar eclipse
What are a pair of stars which appear to form a double star, but do not, called?
an optical double
What is the name of the sun's "sphere of color"?
the chromosphere
How is the length of a year determined?
the time it takes for the earth to revolve once around the sun
How is the length of a day determined?
by computing the average length of the apparent solar day throughout the year
How is the length of a week determined?
it was instituted by God at the end of Creation when He rested on the 7th day
Know the order of the planets from the closest to the sun

MVEMJSUNP
1.Mercury 2.Venus 3.Earth 4.Mars 5.Jupiter 6.Saturn 7.Uranus 8.Neptune 9.Pluto