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M2_97 - ASTRONOMY 100 Dr Werner Dppen 2 pm 28 October 1997...

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1 ASTRONOMY 100 Dr. Werner Däppen MIDTERM 2 ______________ 2 pm, 28 October 1997 Exam Number Name (Please Print) 1. The light we see from the Sun comes from which layer? a) chromosphere b) photosphere c) corona d) convective zone 2. The liquid interior of the Earth was revealed by ______________. 3. If our moon had double mass but still the same size, that is, if it had a double mean density, it would _______ likely have an atmosphere. a) more b) even less c) none of the above Please identify the following planets with the description that fits best a) Venus b) Mercury c) Mars d) Jupiter e) Earth 4. _________ is the brightest planet in the sky 5. _________ has practically no atmosphere 6. _________ has large quantities of water 7. _________ has four large moons 8. _________ has many craters and a significant atmosphere (dense enough, for instance, to slow down a spacecraft)
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2 9. Life on Earth 10. The fact that the ``far'' side of the Moon has more craters than the front side has to do with __________. 11. Tides on Earth are most prominent when it is a) New or Full Moon b) First or Third Quarter of the Moon c) July 12. How did the later Greek astronomers discover that the Morning Star and the Evening Star were in fact one and the same planet? They came to the conclusion because __________. 13. Which of the following planets has a sense of rotation opposite to the orbital motion?
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