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SCI 151 Astronomy University of Phoenix Material Week One Content Questions Worksheet Using the assigned readings for Week One, prepare a 50 to 75-word response to each of the following questions. Be sure to include the questions with your responses. Your responses will be assessed according to the accuracy of the content. Why is the North Star called the North Star? Include where in the sky it is when viewed from the North Pole, your location, and the Equator. Also include what is meant by circumpolar stars . Explain what causes a lunar eclipse. Explain what causes a solar eclipse. Include a diagram. Why do eclipses not occur every month? What are the phase changes of the Earth that one would see if viewed from the Moon?
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Unformatted text preview: How do you explain planet retrograde motion by the Earth-center hypothesis? By the Sun-center hypothesis? How did Galileos observations show that the Earth-center theory (Ptolemaic) was wrong? People say that Newton unified Earth and the universe. How would you explain this? How is an object put into orbit, such as in an orbit about the Earth? What causes weightlessness? Explain the concept of rotation. What are the effects we see in the sky when the Earth rotates? Explain the motion of revolution. What are the effects of Earths revolution? Page 1 of 1 SCI151r2...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2010 for the course SCI 151 taught by Professor Jackson during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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