Find out the human population of Earth. Is there a mole of people inhabiting Earth? If the average mass of a person is 60 kg, calculate the mass of a mole of people. How does the mass of a mole of people compare with the mass of Earth?
Astronomy 103: Chapter 1 Chapter 1: Discovering the Night Sky Part One Guiding Questions 1. What methods do scientists use to expand our understanding of the universe 2. What makes up our solar system 3. What are stars Do they last forever 4. What are galaxies What do astronomers learn by studying them 5. How does measuring angles help astronomers learn about objects in the sky 6. What is powers-of-ten notation, and why is it useful in astronomy 7. Why do astronomers measure distances in astronomical units, light- years, and parsecs 8. How does studying the cosmos help us on earth Scientific method (The Process of Doing Science) A reiterative process based on observations, logic, and skepticism Hypothesis A concept or idea that seems to explain a phenomenon or set of observations Model A set of hypothesis that have withstood observational or experimental tests Theory A set of related hypotheses can be pieced together into a self- consistent description to natural observations Law of Physics Theories that accurately describe the workings of physical reality, and have stood the test of time and been shown to have great and general validity -The star we call the sun and all the celestial bodies that orbit the sun Including earth The other seven planets (mercury, Venus, mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) All their various moons Smaller bodies such as asteroids and comets By studying stars and nebulae, astronomers di