PHYS 101 ch. 34 homework

PHYS 101 ch. 34 homework - 11/4/07 PHYS 101-02 Chapter 34...

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11/4/07 PHYS 101-02 Chapter 34 Homework 4. We see the constellations as distinct groups of stars. Discuss why they would look entirely different from some other location in the universe, far distant from the earth. The further away from earth that stars lie, the closer together stars would appear. Also, stars in a constellation lie at vastly different distances from each other, and therefore would look completely different when viewed from another point in the universe. 5. The Big Dipper is sometimes right-side up, and at other times upside down. What length of time is required for the Big Dipper to change from one position to the other? The length of time required for this to occur is about 100,000 years. 7. How is the gold in your mother’s ring evidence of the existence of ancient stars that ran through their life cycles long before the solar system came into being? All atoms on earth heavier than helium were once part of another star such as gold atoms. 9.
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