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5. The Earth's Moon is said to be in synchronous rotation . Which of the following is a consequence of this property? A. The same side of the Moon always faces Earth. B. The Moon orbits the Earth once every 24 hours. C. The motion of the Moon is synchronized with the motions of the moons of the other planets. D. The phases of the Moon are synchronized with Earth's year. E. The far side of the Moon is always dark. 6. An observer at the equator would see A. only circumpolar stars. B. no circumpolar stars. C. a midnight Sun on January 1. D. the Sun at the zenith on the Winter Solstice. E. the Sun at the zenith on the Summer Solstice. 7. From College Park, which of the following planets can never be at opposition? A. Mars B. Jupiter C. Venus D. Saturn E. all of the planets above can be at opposition 8. In 13,000 years Vega will be the north star and the newspaper horoscopes will be off by six signs due to A. leap years. B. precession. C. elongation. D. stellar parallax. E. retrograde motion. 9. According to the solar nebula theory, the planets in our Solar System formed A. in outer space and were captured by the Sun. B. out of a flattened, rotating disk of gas and dust. C. as another star collided with our Sun. D. a few million years ago. E. closer to the Sun but were flung outward by a passing star. 10. During lunar eclipses, Greek astronomers in Aristotle’s time observed A. stellar parallax. B. the retrograde motion of the Moon. C. an annular eclipse. D. a curved shadow of the Earth on the Moon. E. the phases of Venus.
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11. When you stop suddenly in your car, the grocery bag next to you tips over. Why? A. Its inertial motion continued to carry it forward.
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course ASTR 101 taught by Professor Deming during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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