The estimated 30-40 billion dollar expense of a manned mission to Mars seems an
astronomical (no punt intended) amount of money to invest. There are many questions,
concerns, and arguments in opposition of this adventure such as: Why should we spend
The Day After Tomorrow: Scientific Bloopers
Since its release in 2004, The Day After Tomorrow has undergone some rather harsh
critiques by scientist and climatologists. While understanding that the movies writers,
producers and directors were in the busin
I will come from the standpoint that humans will survive through time and I will base this upon [Ros]Dr.
Hugh Rosss scientific viewpoint that the creation of the universe started with a Big Bang but with a
totally, highly and intricately designed fingerpr
When Copernicus first created his Suncentered model of the universe, it did not
lead to substantially better predictions of
planetary positions than the Ptolemaic
model. Why not?
Copernicus used perfect circles for the orbits
of the planets.
According to our present theory of solar
system formation, which of the following
objects now reside quite far from the place
where they formed originally?
Oort cloud comets
What is the primary basis upon which we
divide the ingredients of the solar nebul
Which of the following scenarios involves
energy that we would typically calculate with
Einstein's formula E=mc2?
A small amount of the hydrogen in of a
nuclear bomb becomes energy as fusion
converts the hydrogen to helium.
A mass raised to a great height
The planet Neptune is blue in color. How would you expect
the spectrum of visible light from Neptune to be different
from the visible-light spectrum of the Sun?
The two spectra would have similar shapes, except
Neptune's spectrum would be missing a big ch
An angle of 1 arc second is _.
less than the thickness of a human hair held at arm's length
about the width of your fist held at arm's length
less than the thickness of a human hair held at arm's length
slightly more than the width of a basketball held at
Why has NASA sent recent orbiters to Mars
(such as Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter) on
trajectories that required them to skim
through Mars's atmosphere before settling
into their final orbits?
It saves money because the spacecraft uses
atmospheric drag to sl
All the following statements are true. Which
one explains why convection can occur in
the troposphere but not in the stratosphere?
Temperature declines with altitude in the
troposphere but increases with altitude in
Which of the followin
What are the two geological features that
appear to set Earth apart from all the other
plate tectonics and widespread erosion
Which internal heat source still generates
heat within the terrestrial worlds today?
Heat from radioactive de
The Sun's surface seethes and churns with a
bubbling pattern. Why?
We are seeing hot gas rising and cool gas
falling due to the convection that occurs
beneath the surface.
Which of the following is the best answer to
the question, "Why does the Sun shine?
Which of the following is most unlikely to be
found on Titan?
lakes of liquid water in the warmer
Which jovian planet should have the most
extreme seasonal changes?
Jupiter and the other jovian planets are
sometimes called "gas g
If we could put all the asteroids together,
their total mass would be _.
much less than the mass of any terrestrial
When you see the bright flash of a meteor,
what are you actually seeing?
the glow from a pea-size particle and the
surrounding air a
All the following statements about known
extrasolar planets are true. Which one came
as a surprise to scientists who expected
other solar systems to be like ours?
Some of the planets orbit their star more
closely than Mercury orbits the Sun.
You observe a
If we imagine the history of the universe
compressed into one year, dinosaurs
became extinct _.
about an hour ago
about 3 weeks ago
about 6 months ago
When did humans learn that the Earth is not the center of
Suppose the Sun were suddenly to shrink in
size but that its mass remained the same.
According to the law of conservation of
angular momentum, what would happen?
The Sun would rotate faster than it does
Galileo observed all of the following. Which
Which of the following choices is not a way
by which we can study the inside of the Sun?
How does the Sun's mass compare to Earth's
We can send a space probe into the Sun's
The Sun's mass is about 300,000 times the
mass of the Earth.
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My Solar System Lab Worksheet
1. Go to: http:/phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/my-solar-system
2. Select Download. Then, at the bottom of your screen select open
3. Move the slider all the way to accurate, click on the
Running Head: JOVIAN PLANET
Jovian Planets (Current event conversation)
Jovian Planets Mission
During the Solar System exploration, I would like this mission to cover the Jovian planet,
Jupiter, as the 1st exploration
Mars Exploration is Worth the Burden
Understanding Space is by far the greatest scientific obstacle known to man and right
now Mars is at the forefront. Although information regarding the facts surrounding Mars, its
physical self, chemical mak
Course Title: ASTR-101,
Solar System Astronomy
Number/Section: ASTR 101-84N-N1201620
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Basic Coordinates & Seasons Student Guide
There are three main sections to this module: terrestrial coordinates, celestial equatorial
coordinates, and understanding how the ecliptic is related to seasons on the Earth. Each
of these sections has its
The Course Calendar is a good way to stay on top of course due dates. Refer to it often. All
weeks begin DAY/TIME a.m./p.m. Eastern and end the following DAY/TIME a.m./p.m.
Eastern Discussion boards will have an additional deadline.
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Audience Analysis Guidelines for Argumentative Campaign Writing
Prepare a separate audience analysis for *each* audience you are attempting to connect with using your research
from the Annotated Bibliography assignment. You should have 2-3 audiences and y