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ASTR 107 Test 3 Review

by: Pun Chang

ASTR 107 Test 3 Review ASTR 107

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Concepts of Stars and the Universe
Lee, Annette

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Date Created: 11/17/15
Q What is the name of the stationary circular orbit that GPS navigational satellites are in 12 hours in period A MED Q What is the theoretical speed to attain a circular orbit of Earth for a cannonball launched horizontally at the surface of the Earth A 17000 MPH Q Your weight is directly proportional to your A Mass Q Suppose you are suddenly transported to a planet w IA the mass of Earth but the same radius as the Earth Your weight would decrease by a factor of Q What is the name of the stationary circular orbit that the 188 is in A LEO Q Suppose you re suddenly transported to a planet w IA the radius of Earth but the same mass as the Earth Your weight would increase by the factor of g Q GSO that many weather satellites are in This orbit is 24 hrs in period which means the satellite will not be seen moving in the night sky against the stars Q The Sun s internal magnetic field becomes tangled up over time bc of differential rotation Q Our Sun is unique compared to the other stars in our galaxy bc proximity Q Which of the following are manifestations of solar magnetics activity A Sunspots prominences and places Q In the protonproton chain the net reaction is that 4 hydrogen nuclei are converted to 1 helium nucleus and gamma ray photons and neutrinos are released Q The majority of the Sun is energy comes from A Hydrogen Fusion Q Hydrostatic equilibrium is a balance between A Pressure and gravity Q Which of the following is NOT a result of an increase in solar activity A All can be caused by increase solar activity Q Magnetic field is continuously produced and deformed in the Sun by A Differential Rotation Q On a typical HR diagram where are mainsequence stars that have the hottest surface temperatures located A In the upper left corner Q On a typical HR diagram Where are mainsequence stars that have the coolest surface temperatures located A In the lower right corner Q Which of the following properties is not plotted on the horizontal axis of an HR diagram A Luminosity Q The one property of a mainsequence star that determines all its other properties is its A Mass Q Roughly What percentage of stars are mainsequence stars A 90 Q The stars that have the largest radii are classified as A Supergiant Q Star A is a red star Star B is a blue star Which is hotter A Star B Q Mainsequence stars range in mass from approximately A 08 to 150 M Q How many arcseconds are there in a degree A 3600 Q On a typical HR diagram Where are the largest stars located A In the upper right corner Q The collapse of the core of a highmass star at the end of its life lasts approximately A One second Q During the mainsequence evolution of a massive star increasingly heavier elements are fused in the core giving the core support for A Decreasingly short times Q An iron core cannot support a massivesequence star because A Iron cannot be fused With other nuclei to produce energy Q A neutron star contains a mass of up to 3 M in a sphere With a diameter approximately the size of A A city Q When the core of a massive star collapses a neutron star forms because A Protons and electrons combine to form neutrons Q We can identify only a small fraction of all the pulsars that exist in our galaxy because A Few swing their beam of radiation in our direction Q What would happen if mass were continually added to a 2 M neutron star A The star would eventually become a black hole Q Essentially all the elements heavier than iron in our galaxy were formed A by supernovae Q Which of the following is NOT a common characteristic of a neutron star A All of these are common characteristics of a neutron star Q What was the angular separation between Bega and the NCP in the year 12000 BC A 3 degrees 44 arcmin Q In Figure 1 on the worksheet which star spends the GREATEST number of hours above the horizon A D Q After Polaris the next North Pole Star will be found in the constellation A Cepheus Q What is the brightest North Pole Star A Vega Q Approximately how long is one Precession circle or Precession cycle A 26000 years Q How many years in the future will Vega be the North Star A 12000 Q How will Vega being the North Star effect the seasons A For the same date as present times the seasons will be opposite Q Which star is the closest to the Precession circle A Thuban Q What was the angular separation between Thuban and the NCP 4800 years ago A 0 degrees 6 arcmin Q In Figure 1 on the worksheet which star spends the LEAST number of hours above the horizon AA


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