Satellites for radiation astronomy/Quiz

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This view of the deployed LDCM spacecraft shows the calibration ports of the TIRS and OLI instruments. Credit: NASA/GSFC.

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Quiz[edit]







  

1

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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2

True or False, LADEE is designed to characterize the tenuous Mercurial atmosphere and dust environment from orbit.

TRUE
FALSE

3

Which of the following are observatories above the Earth's atmosphere?

Chandra X-ray Observatory
Big Bear
TRACE
Kodaikanal
the Hubble
Lomnický štít
McMath-Pierce
SOFIA

4

True or False, The NuSTAR observatory has a 10.14 m instrument focal length for its Wolter I telescopes.

TRUE
FALSE

5

Which of the following are solar observatory satellites?

Einstein Observatory
OSO 7
Hinode
High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1
Koronas-Foton
STEREO

6

True or False, The Hβ emission line does not appear when the F492M filter is used on the Hubble Space Telescope because its wavelength is 486.1 nm.

TRUE
FALSE

7

Complete the text:

Match up the radiation letter with each of the detector possibilities below:
Optical rays - L
Visual rays - M
Violet rays - N
Blue rays - O
Cyan rays - P
Green rays - Q
Yellow rays - R
Orange rays - S
Red rays - T
multialkali (Na-K-Sb-Cs) photocathode materials

.
F547M

.
F675W

.
broad-band filter centered at 404 nm

.
F588N

.
thallium bromide (TlBr) crystals

.
F606W

.
18 micrometers FWHM at 490 nm

.
wide-gap II-VI semiconductor ZnO doped with Co2+ (Zn1-xCoxO)

.

8

True or False, The Hubble Space Telescope currently uses the Wide Field Planetary Camera (PC-2) with its F492M filter among others for green astronomy.

TRUE
FALSE

9

Complete the text:

Match up the item letter with each of the X-ray angular resolution possibilities below:
Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer - A
XMM-Newton - B
Chandra X-ray Observatory - C
Swift - D
Astro-rivelatore Gamma ad Imagini Leggero (AGILE) - E
Solar Heliospheric Observatory - F
Suzaku - G
Koronas-Foton - H
2"

3"

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~2'

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1"

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5.9'

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7'

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1"

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0.5"

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10

True or False, The first gamma-ray telescope was carried into orbit aboard OSO 3.

TRUE
FALSE

11

Which of the following are green observatories in orbit around the Earth?

Chandra X-ray Observatory
Big Bear
TRACE
Kodaikanal
the Hubble
Lomnický štít
McMath-Pierce
SOFIA
Rosetta

12

True or False, The Gaia satellite uses optical astronomy.

TRUE
FALSE

13

A radiation-satellite control group to evaluate other satellites may contain what?

a radiation astronomy telescope
stealth technology
a two-way communication system
a Sun screen
a positional locator
an orientation propulsion system
power supplies
energy sources or accumulators such as photocells

14

True or False, The Radiation Belt Storm Probes are now called the Van Allen probes.

TRUE
FALSE

15

Complete the text:

The solar occultation for

experiment (SOFIE) is an

radiometer experiment that uses a differential absorption technique in solar occultation (

and sunset).

16

True or False, The brightness temperature of the sea surface has a direct correlation to surface salinity.

TRUE
FALSE

17

Complete the text:

The ram orientation is the direction in which the space station is

, and the wake orientation faces the direction

.

18

True or False, The space shuttle Atlantis has served as a detector for micrometeoroids.

TRUE
FALSE

19

Complete the text:

The zenith orientation faces

from Earth into space, while the nadir orientation faces straight

to Earth.

20

Yes or No, Positrons are not directly observed by the INTEGRAL space telescope, but the 511 keV positron annihilation gamma-ray emission is.

Yes
No


Hypotheses[edit]

  1. Radiation astronomy satellites may have extended and improved life spans if they could be upgraded and repaired at the International Space Station.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

{{Radiation astronomy resources}}