- We can use the Sun to measure
- Kepler believed that the primary goal of
science is to lead men to God.
- The Sun is the largest star.
- During the Northern Hemisphere's winter, the
North Pole is tilted toward the Sun.
- The Sun can be used to calculate
- When it is summer in the Northern
Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere.
- The Sun is a yellow dwarf star.
- Red stars are dimmer than our
- Blue stars are dimmer than our
- Stars are actually all the same color but
can be classified as being different.
- Two major reasons to reject the geocentric
theory are its inaccuracy and complexity.
- The first telescopes used lenses rather than
mirrors to gather light.
- Newton was the astronomer who discovered
that white light is really made up of various colors.
- The star with the greatest apparent
magnitude is the Sun.
- A star with a negative magnitude is brighter
than a star with a positive magnitude.
- The Sun is made of gas.
- The heliocentric theory was the theory that
said the Earth was the center of the universe.
- Weight can change in the Sun but it's mass
- Most of the mass of our solar system is in
- The Sun is located in the center of the
Milky Way galaxy.
- Neutrinos travel at the speed of
- The energy of the Sun travels mainly in the
form of electromagnetic waves.
- Each element has its own pattern of spectral
lines when seen through a spectroscope.
- 98% of the Sun is made up of
- The corona of the Sun is about 1,000 miles
- More than 80 out of the 105 elements known
to man have been identified in the Sun.
- Helium was discovered in the Sun before it
was found on the Earth.
- Sunspots usually last no more than several
- The more ionizing that takes place in the
Earth's outer atmosphere the better short radio waves are
- During fusion helium is converted into
- One advantage of solar energy is that is
- Earth is the third planet from the
- The distance from the Sun to Pluto is one
- Inferior planets are the ones closer to the
Sun than the Earth.
- Superior planets are those that have an
orbit farther away from the Sun than the Earth.
- A full moon always rises at sunset and sets
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