Minerals/Mineralogy/Quiz

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This is a photomicrograph of olivine adcumulate, Archaean Komatiite, Agnew, Western Australia, through X polars (FOV 20mm). Credit: R. Hill, CSIRO.

On the right is a photomicrograph of olivine in cross-section under crossed polarizers from an Archaean Kormatite in Australia.

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Quiz[edit]







  

1

Submillimeter radiances can be matched by models which include ice particles of?

2

With respect to protoplanetary disks what green mineral has been found?

3

True or False, There are green or green mineral containing meteorites.

TRUE
FALSE

4

Complete the text:

"In the green, the

of the pure

composition qualitatively appears a better

to the shape of the observed polarization curves."

5

Yes or No, The silicates used to model the cometary coma dust are olivene (Mg-rich is green) and the pyroxene, asbestos.

Yes
No

6

Moldavite is a mineral that may be associated with what green astronomy phenomenon?

predicting the end of the Earth
determine the accuracy of local computers
meteorite impacts
demonstrating that Venus was once a comet
predict when currently dormant volcanoes will erupt
green fireballs

7

True or False, A plume of water ice particles emanating from Enceladus is reaching altitudes as high as 400 km above the surface.

TRUE
FALSE

8

A terrestrial planet is composed primarily of?

9

True or False, Olivine is a silicate mineral that may be detected in cometary coma dust with green astronomy.

TRUE
FALSE

10

Azurite is a natural pigment composed of what likely source of blue?

11

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

TRUE
FALSE

12

Complete the text:

At its effective temperature of 1250 K, the atmosphere of the extrasolar planet 51 Pegasus B has clouds composed of

and

.

13

True or False, In olivines substituting values for y from 0 to 1 produces compositions ranging from fayalite to forsterite.

TRUE
FALSE

14

Which geochemical phenomena are associated with Earth?

weathering
lightning
calcium carbonate deposition in the oceans
uranium ions in its oceans
liquid methane oceans
silicate minerals

15

True or False, There are blue or blue mineral containing meteorites.

TRUE
FALSE

16

True or False, There are red or red mineral containing meteorites.

TRUE
FALSE

17

Phenomena associated with some meteorites?

have a gaseous surface
long nickel-iron crystals
octahedrite
kamacite
taenite
plessite

18

True or False, There are violet or violet mineral containing meteorites.

TRUE
FALSE

19

Purpurite is a natural mineral pigment composed of what likely source of violet or purple?

20

True or False, There are cyan or cyan mineral containing meteors or meteorites.

TRUE
FALSE

21

Tarapacaite is a natural mineral pigment composed of what likely source of yellow?

22

True or False, There are yellow or yellow mineral containing meteorites.

TRUE
FALSE

23

Red ochre is a natural pigment composed of what likely source of red?

24

True or False, There are orange or orange mineral containing meteorites.

TRUE
FALSE

25

Moldavite is a mineral that may be associated with what radiation astronomy phenomenon?

predicting the end of the Earth
determining the accuracy of local computers
meteorite impacts
demonstrating that Venus was once a comet
predicting when currently dormant volcanoes will erupt
fireballs

26

True or False, The planet Saturn exhibits a pale yellow hue due to ammonia crystals in its upper atmosphere.

TRUE
FALSE

27

Orpiment is a natural mineral pigment composed of what likely source of orange?

28

True or False, Optical reflectance studies of Mercury provide evidence for Mg silicates.

TRUE
FALSE

29

True or False, Water ice has been detected on the surface of an asteroid.

TRUE
FALSE

30

Yes or No, The crystallography of a mineral is part of mineralogy.

Yes
No

31

Yes or No, The crystal structure of a solid, naturally-occurring substance helps to show it is a mineral.

Yes
No


Hypotheses[edit]

  1. Minerals are a generic for formation conditions.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

{{Radiation astronomy resources}}