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2 pt 3 pt 4 pt 5 pt 1 pt 2 pt 3 pt 4 pt 5 pt 1 pt 2 pt 3 pt 4 pt 5 pt 1 pt 2 pt 3 pt 4 pt 5 pt 1 pt 2 pt 3 pt 4 pt 5 pt 1 pt The Sun Stars and Galaxies Planets Grab Bag Solar System FJ

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These are a cooler, dark areas on the sun’s surface

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The sun appears to be the brightest star in the sky because it is the _________ to the earth.

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Solar fusion appears in the ___________ of the sun.

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From the sun’s yellow color, you can infer that it is of average __________

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The Hertzsprung-Russel diagram shows the sun is this

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G5 star

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This is the galaxy that contains earth

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Milky Way

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These are the colors of the hottest and coldest stars

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Hottest: bluish-white Coldest: red

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A stars brightness is related to its distance and its ________

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The three types of galaxies include what?

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Spiral, Elliptical, and Irregular

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The amount of light received on earth from a star

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Apparent Brightness

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Earth-like planets are known as what?

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Terrestrial Planets

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Large chuck of ice, dust, gasses, and rock that orbit the sun

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A body of matter that travels around the sun

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The larger planets in the solar system are composed primarily of what?

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Daily Double Name the nine planets in order from the sun starting with the closest to the sun

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Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto

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Distances in space are measured in what?

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Light Years

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Solar energy is produced in what process?

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This is known as the birth place of a comet

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Oort Cloud

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He was the first scientist to hypothesize that planets orbit the sun

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To what do some scientist accredit global warming?

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Greenhouse Effect

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This planet is known as Earth’s “twin” or “sister” planet

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The “Red Planet”

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This is the second largest and lightest planet in the solar system

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What is Jupiter’s “Great Red Spot?”

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A Storm

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Daily Double What is the name of Pluto’s moon?

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Final Jeopardy What is the term used to describe the distance from the sun to the earth? (93,000,000 miles) Distances Astronomical Unit (1 AU)