Night Sky Telescopes Stars Constellations Random

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Meteor
What is a dust particle that enters the Earth's atmosphere?

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A reflecting Telescope
What type of telescope uses mirrors to magnify and focus light?

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Polaris
What is the name of the North Star?

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True, it is.
Is the Big Dipper part of a constellation called Ursa Major?

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No, that is not true. Polaris is the "North Star."
Is it true that Polaris is motionless to us because it lies directly above the "South Pole?"

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The axis.
What is the imaginary rod that stretches through Earth between the North and South Poles called?

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Refracting Telescope
Which type of telescope uses lenses to magnify and focus light?

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A star
What is a huge globe of hot gases that shines by its own light?

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No it is not.
Is the constellation Orion in the same place in the night sky no matter what the season?

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Yes, the Earth has seasons because different hemispheres tilt toward or away from the Sun at different times of the year.
Does the Earth have seasons because different hemispheres tilt toward or away from the Sun at different times of the year?

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A revolution
What is one complete circular orbit by Earth around the Sun called?

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Reflecting Telescope
What are the largest telescopes in the world (what kind)?

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False, a shooting star is NOT a large comet.
Is a shooting star actually a comet? yes or no?

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It is true. The Greek term asters planetai means "wandering stars"
The term planet comes from a Greek word for "star" or the wandering star. Is this true or false?

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A meteorite.
What do you call material that remains when a meteor falls to Earth?

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It is called rotation.
What is the spinning of the Earth on its axis called?

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Refracting Telescope
Galileo Galilei used which type of telescope?

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Venus
The object known as the "morning star" is really the planet called?

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A planet
What do you call a large object that circles a star and does not produce light of its own?

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About 365 days.
How long does one of Earth's revolutions take?

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Reflecting Telescope
What type of telescope did Sir Isaac Newton design?

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Because large mirrors are easier to build than large lenses.
Why are the largest telescopes in the world reflecting telescopes?

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stars
Earth's rotation makes the _________ appear to move across the night's sky?

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It is called a constellation.
What do you call a group of stars that form a pattern in the night sky?

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It is in orbit around the Earth.
Where is the Hubble Space Telescope positioned?

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