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PHYS_8_EXAM_FINAL_F06(2)

PHYS_8_EXAM_FINAL_F06(2) - PHYS 8 FINAL EXAM KEY 3 NOTE...

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PHYS 8 FINAL EXAM – KEY 3 NOTE: Enter your Name, ID, and Exam Key 3 on the scantron sheet. You must bubble your Name, ID, and Exam Key!!! Please write the color of your exam (BLUE) on the back of your scantron. You have until 10:00 to take the exam. Be sure to bubble each answer correctly. You may write on this test. Show your picture ID and this test paper when you turn in your scantron. Please take home this test with you. 1. Kepler’s key contribution to astronomy was (a) composing a celestial symphony. (b) stealing Tycho’s notes after he died. (c) analyzing Brahe’s 30+ years of observations of the solar system. (d) observing the phases of Venus. 2. Which parameter in the Drake equation are we the most sure about? 3. The Caloris Basin is an example of 4. Titan is a fascinating moon because it has 5. Intelligent life forms, which develop on a relatively distant, low gravity planet around a K type star, might appear (a) short and stocky with small eyes and very little body hair/fur. (b) tall and thin with small eyes and lots of body hair/fur. (c) tall and thin with large eyes and lots of body hair/fur. (d) tall and thin with large eyes and very little body hair/fur.
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6. Most asteroids were likely formed (a) in the debris of colliding planetesimals. (b) from rocky material which never accreted into planetesimals. (c) from colliding comets. (d) as the solar nebula was first forming. 7. Solar and lunar eclipses are rare because 8. Sort the following by increasing density.
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