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Glossary of Astronomy Senior Project

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The Complete lunar phase of the moon oribiting Earth takes ________ days to complete.
29.5
An ________ is simply a flattened circle.
Ellipse
Our _______ is known to contain one start, nine planets, and ninety one moons.
Solar System
A type of electromagnetic radiation, __________, is particular to which human eyes are most sensitive.
Visible Light
The Solar Corona can be seen during brief moments of an _______.
Eclipse
What is a Period?
The time needed for the planet to complete one circuit around the sun
What is Amplitude?
The maximum deviation of a wave above or below zero
What is a comet?
A small body of dust and ice in eliptical orbit around the sun
What is a Jovian Planet?
One of the four giant outer planets of the solar system
What is a Red Giant?
A Giant star whose surface temperature is low so that it glows red
What law states that equal areas are swept out in equal intervals of time?
Kepler's Second Law
The spiral galaxy in which the sun resides; faint band in the sky.
Milky Way Galaxy
Spectral classes in order of decreasing temperature.
O B A F G K M
Mars Hempisphere consists of what?
Rolling, volcanic plains and heavily cratered highlands
Above the Photosphere lies what?
The cooler Chromosphere, the inner part of the solar atmosphere
Retrograde motion can best be described as:

A. Westward motion
B. Eastward motion
C. Direct motion
D. Backward motion
D. Backward motion
An imaginary line connecting the sun to any planet sweeps out equal areas of the ellipse in _______ intervals of time.

A. Odd
B. Awkward
C. Equal
D. Zero
C. Equal
Galaxy composed of a flattened, star-forming disk component.

A. Spiral Galaxy
B. Spin-Orbit Resonance
C. Roche Limit
D. Sunspot Cycle
A. Spiral Galaxy
The 12 constellations on the celestial sphere through which the sun appears to pass during one year.

A. Zone
B. Hydrogen Envelope
C. Zodiac
D. Intercrater Plains
C. Zodiac
Any star with radius comparable to, or smaller than, that of the sun.

A. Supergiant
B. Red star
C. Electron
D. Dwarf
D. Dwarf

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