Explorations/Astronomy/Quiz

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Exploratory astronomy is a lecture and an article studying the origin or initial construction of the universe or any portion. It is an offering from the school of physics and astronomy.

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Quiz[edit]







  

1

Yes or No, Messenger and Mariner 10 both explored Mars.

Yes
No

2

That part of outer space between planets and their star(s) is called the?

3

Yes or No, Ulysses reached Jupiter for its "gravitational slingshot" in February 1992.

Yes
No

4

Complete the text:

ISEE-3 was launched on August 12, 1978. It was inserted into a

orbit about the

point some 240 Earth radii upstream between the Earth the

.

5

True or False, The chemical element astatine has been mapped by a gamma-ray spectrometer over the rocky surface of the Moon.

TRUE
FALSE

6

Complete the text:

Match up the radiation type with the satellite:
meteor - A
cosmic ray - B
neutral atoms - C
neutron - D
proton - E
electron - F
positron - G
neutrino - H
gamma ray - I
X-ray - J
ultraviolet - K
optical - L
visual - M
violet - N
blue - O
cyan - P
green - Q
yellow - R
orange - S
red - T
infrared - U
submillimeter - V
microwave - W
radio - X
radar - Y
superluminal - Z
JUNO - PIA13746.jpg

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RAE B.jpg

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Chandra-spacecraft labeled-en.jpg

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Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer - 02.jpg

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Voyager.jpg

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GLAST on the payload attach fitting.jpg

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Mars-express-volcanoes-sm.jpg

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Nasasupports.jpg

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IBEX spacecraft.jpg

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STEREO spacecraft.gif

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GOES-P.jpg

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Aquarius SAC-D satellite.png

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STS-134 International Space Station after undocking.jpg

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Micrometeoroid hole.jpg

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Rosetta.jpg

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INTEGRAL-spacecraft410.jpg

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FUSE prelaunch crop.jpg

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Swas 1.jpg

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2001 mars odyssey wizja.jpg

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Spitzer space telescope pre-launch.jpg

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TERRA am1.jpg

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Galileo Energetic Particles Detector.jpg

Landsat7photo.jpg

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Pioneer 10 on its kickmotor.jpg

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Mariner 10.jpg

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HST-SM4.jpeg

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7

Yes or No, The Galileo spacecraft took pictures of the Moon.

Yes
No

8

Which of the following is involved in planetary astronomy more so than planetary science?

the occurrence of blue rock types on the surface of rocky objects
the Earth and other rocky objects have a green mineral containing mantle
checking equations about complex systems
the advantages of a 559 nm band pass
digging holes in the surface of Mars
surface temperatures low enough to produce methane lakes

9

True or False, Hematite occurs as a blue to bluish-gray mineral on Mars.

TRUE
FALSE

10

Soil samples from the mare of the Moon reflect primarily cyan due to the presence in the soils of what?

11

Yes or No, The Mars Odyssey spacecraft took pictures of Venus on its way to Mars.

Yes
No

12

Complete the text:

Pioneer 10 was launched on March 2,

by an Atlas-Centaur expendable vehicle from

. Between July 15, 1972, and February 15, 1973, it became the first spacecraft to traverse the

.

13

Yes or No, The Hayabusa2 spacecraft will deploy three rovers and a German/European lander called MASCOT on asteroid 1999 JU3.

Yes
No

14

The Lunokhod 2 lunar surface explorer is the Luna 21 rover from what union?

15

Yes or No, The New Horizons spacecraft discovered that Pluto is a bit bigger than they expected.

Yes
No


Hypotheses[edit]

  1. Exploration consists of going there to study what's there by being there.

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