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

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

100

What is the name of the North Star?
Polaris

100

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

100

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

400

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

400

Galileo Galilei used which type of telescope?
Refracting Telescope

400

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

400

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

400

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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