Astrognosy/Quiz

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This is a theoretical model for the interior of Venus. Credit: Urutseg.

Astrognosy is a lecture focusing on the structure and composition of astronomical objects. It is a mini-lecture for a quiz section as part of the radiation astronomy course on the principles of radiation astronomy. It is an independent lecture.

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Quiz[edit]







  

1

Yes or No, Astrognosy deals with the materials of celestial objects and their general exterior and interior constitution.

Yes
No

2

Evidence that demonstrates that an astrognosy model or idea versus a control group is feasible for planetary science is called a

.

3

True or False, All or nearly all spheroidal, rocky objects have a crust.

TRUE
FALSE

4

A terrestrial planet is composed primarily of?

5

True or False, All or nearly all spheroidal, rocky objects have a mantle.

TRUE
FALSE

6

Observations of Io have benefited greatly from what phenomenon?

a dense, opaque atmosphere
lightning
extensive meteorite cratering
a flattening out
liquid hydrocarbon lakes
the reflected light of allotropes and compounds of sulfur

7

True or False, All or nearly all spheroidal, rocky objects have a core.

TRUE
FALSE

8

Phenomena associated with Kepler-36b?

has a gaseous surface
about 30% of its mass is iron
about 4.5 times the mass of Earth
has a rocky surface
discovered by the Kepler spacecraft
about 1.5 times as large as the Earth

9

True or False, The XRS aboard the MESSENGER spacecraft maps mineral composition.

TRUE
FALSE

10

Yes or No, Evidence from geoseismology, heat flow at the surface, and mineral physics is combined with the Earth's mass and moment of inertia to infer models of the Earth's interior - its composition, density, temperature, pressure.

Yes
No


Hypotheses[edit]

  1. The constitution of astronomical objects can vary as much as the variation of electromagnetic-type forces or interactions.

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