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Question 1.
Billions of asteroids orbit the Sun in the asteroid belt that occurs between the planets of:


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Question 2.
A sudden streak of light in the sky is not a star but a small piece of rock or dust called a _______________.


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Question 3.
The point where a meteor shower appears to come from is called the _____.


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Question 4.
A/an _____ is a member of the solar system, but it orbits the Sun in a much longer and narrower orbit.


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Question 5.
Halley's comet last appeared in 1986. It is due to appear next in the year …


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Question 6.
A light year is defined as …


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Question 7.
The celestial sphere appears to rotate in the opposite direction to Earth. Stars appear to rise in the …


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Question 8.
Another name for the Southern Cross Constellation is _____.


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Question 9.
A radio galaxy is one that gives off energy in the form of _____ waves.


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Question 10.
Enormous clouds of gas and dust spinning in space are _____.


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Question 11.
When a star the size of our Sun begins to run out of fuel it transforms and swells in size until it becomes a _____.


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Question 12.
What are the parts of the Milky Way galaxy?




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Question 13.
A galaxy whose centre is so bright that it obscures outer regions is a _____________.


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Question 14.
A galaxy is a group of many billions of stars held together by _____.


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Question 15.
Where is the Hubble Space Telescope located?


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Question 16.
In attempting to locate stars in the celestial sphere the right ascension measurement is used. This is equivalent to _____ on Earth.


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Question 17.
In which of the following satellite orbits does the satellite move in a path at right angles to the rotation of the Earth?


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Question 18.
The GPS consists of 24 satellites spread among different orbits above the Earth. The GPS is largely concerned with …


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Question 19.
Which of the following is not a satellite?


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