astronomy questions 4

astronomy questions 4 - A rapidly rotating neutron star...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Answer: pulsar During what phase of a star's death is it converting hydrogen into helium in a shell around a non-burning helium core? 1) Proto-star phase. 2) Red giant phase. 3) Supergiant phase. 4) Planetary nebula phase. What is the heaviest element to be produced in the core of a high mass star during its death? Answer: iron A protostar is in hydrostatic equilibrium. 1) True. 2) False. The tightly compressed ball of neutrons found in the center of a supernova remnant is called a Answer: neutron star What is a proto star? 1) A star that is currently fusing hydrogen into helium in its core. 2) A hot, dense cloud of gas that is collapsing to form a star. 3) A cool, dense cloud of gas. 4) A star that has used up the fuel in its core and is in the process of dying. Put the following stages in order starting from the earliest stage (1) in a star's life to the latest (5). __4
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course ASTRO 100 taught by Professor Jore during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Stevens Point.

Page1 / 4

astronomy questions 4 - A rapidly rotating neutron star...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online