Dr. Nick Warner
5:00 pm, March 10
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The following are (incomplete) lists of some of the planets in the solar system.
Which of them has the
planets is the proper order as one goes
from the Sun.
(Note: there may be gaps in the correct list)
Venus, Earth, Mars, Neptune, Uranus
Mercury, Earth, Venus, Mars, Jupiter
Mercury, Earth, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter
Venus, Mars, Earth, Jupiter, Neptune
Mercury, Earth, Mars, Saturn, Neptune
Which combination of scientists observed random motion of pollen grains and then explained those
random motions in terms of collisions of air molecules with the pollen grains?
Galileo and Newton
Bacon and Maxwell
Brown and Einstein
Proust and Dalton
Maxwell and Planck
An absorption line spectrum looks like
a continuous spectrum of all colors
a continuous spectrum with dark lines in it where certain sharply defined colors appear to be missing
a set of bright lines consisting of sharply defined colors with little or no light of other colors present
the light from an optically pure laser
the light from a black body radiator
The first radio telescope was constructed
by Benjamin Franklin, in Pennsylvania in 1780
by James Clerk Maxwell, in Cambridge, England in 1873
by Heinrich Hertz in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1888
by Thomas Edison, in New Jersey in 1911
by Grote Reber, in his backyard in Illinois in 1936
In the nebular theory, the heat that powers a protostar comes from
heat retained from the Big Bang
The surface temperatures of planets in our solar system vary from 100K to 800K.
Considered as black
body radiators, in what part of the electromagnetic spectrum do these planets predominantly radiate?
Together, hydrogen and helium account for what percentage of the total mass of all matter in the
c) about 50%