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This image of Venus is taken through a violet filter by the Galileo spacecraft on February 14, 1990. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

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Complete the text:

When imaged in visible light Venus appears like a gas

rather than a



True or False, The rocky surface of the planet Venus can be detected when Venus is observed using infrared astronomy.



Which of the following is not a phenomenon associated with violet astronomy?

photographs of the planet Venus taken in 1927
the purple haze within a few arcseconds of the central star of the Homunculus
the faintness of carbon stars
the stellar abundance of aluminum
adaptive optics
the helium beta line


Yes or No, When Venus is viewed in the ultraviolet, its color appears brownish.



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


Which types of radiation astronomy directly observe the rocky-object surface of Venus?

meteor astronomy
cosmic-ray astronomy
neutron astronomy
proton astronomy
beta-ray astronomy
neutrino astronomy
gamma-ray astronomy
X-ray astronomy
ultraviolet astronomy
visual astronomy
infrared astronomy
submillimeter astronomy
radio astronomy
radar astronomy
microwave astronomy
superluminal astronomy


The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar is an astronomical document produced to help astronomers for what purpose?

predict the end of the Earth
determine the accuracy of local computers
accurately predict the equinoxes
demonstrate that Venus was once a comet
predict when currently dormant volcanoes will erupt
demonstrate that the local pyramids were built by aliens


Which of the following phenomena are associated with Venus?

separate stars, Phosphorus, the morning star, and Hesperus, the evening star
locally available carving tools
the ionosphere was observed to become elongated downstream, rather like a long-tailed comet, during a rare period of very low density solar outflow
Lucifer, literally "Light-Bringer", and Vesper
currently dormant volcanoes only on the Sun-facing side
a breathable atmosphere


Venus is not known historically for which of the following?

being in orbit around the Sun in 10,000 b2k
imaged by the Magellan probe
a gas dwarf when viewed in the ultraviolet
almost as large as the Earth
may have appeared comet-like in human memory
having a high surface temperature


Complete the text:

Match up the object viewed in the ultraviolet with its image:
Sun's chromosphere- L
calcite - M
Venus - N
Jupiter's aurora - O
Jupiter - P
Io - Q
Saturn - R
Betelgeuse - S
Mira - T
LAB-1 - U
Messier 101 - V


Mira the star-by Nasa alt crop.jpg


Aurora Saturn.jpg


Lyman-alpha blob LAB-1.jpg

Betelgeuse star hubble-580x580.jpg

Hubble Space Telescope Image of Fragment BDGLNQ12R Impacts.jpg

Calcite LongWaveUV HAGAM.jpg

M101 UIT.gif


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