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Past Exam for PHY 1455 - Descriptive Astronomy with Russell at Baylor (BU)

Exam Information

Material Type:Exam 2
Professor:Russell
Class:PHY 1455 - Descriptive Astronomy
Subject:Physics
University:Baylor University
Term:Spring 2010
Keywords:
  • Terrestrial Planets
  • Terrestrial
  • Escape Velocity
  • Radioactivity
  • Temperature
  • Caloris Basin
  • Synchronous
  • Air Pressure
  • Sulfuric Acid
  • Photosynthesis
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Astronomy Review 2 Key 1. Most of the atmosphere of Mars is carbon dioxide (True/False) y True 2. The earth s density is 3300 kilograms per cubic meter (True/False) y False 3. This is the more scientific name for the process of continental drive. y Plate Tectonics 4. The origin of the moon is thought to be best explained by _____. y Collision 5. Which of the following may be a source of heat in the earth s interior? y Natural Radioactivity 6. Jupiter rotates in about ______. y 10 hours 7. Magellan probe belongs to what? y Venus 8. Venus rotates slowly and _____. y Retrograde 9. This planet has the tallest mountain. y Mars 10. Which plant s rotation axis is closest to its orbital plane? y Uranus 11. Which Galilean satellite is closest to Jupiter? y Io 12. Which planet has a great red spot? y Jupiter 13. Distance from the sun alone does not determine temperature of a planet- another important factor is _______________________. y Atmosphere 14. Long scarps are found on ______. y Mercury 15. What causes the blue ...

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