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The average distance from the earth to the sun is called a....
Parsec
Estimated age of the universe is said to be...
15 billion years
Light from the stars appears _______ due to expansion of the universe.
red
The remnant star of the supernova explosion.
nuetron star
Name the diagram that is used to show star evolution.
H-R diagram
Measure of the brightness of stars as seen from the earth.
apparent magnitude
The heaviest element formed by a supergiant star prior to a supernova explosion.
iron
Name of the galaxy that we live in.
Milkyway
The age of the sun and solar system
5 billion years
Nuclear fusion takes place in the ________ of the sun.
core
The surface temperture of the sun.
6000 kelvin
The largest moon in the solar system.
Ganymede
The planet that is most likely to be colonized by humans.
Mars
Planet with the great red spot
Jupiter
Name of Pluto's moon.
Charon