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Astronomy--Barycenters and Kepler's Laws

Quiz by Jonathan Skidmore

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6 questions
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  • Q1
    What is at the center of our SOLAR SYSTEM?
    Pluto
    Nothing
    The barycenter (center of mass)
    The Sun
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  • Q2
    Where would the barycenter be found on this hammer?
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    Closer to the left side of the hammer
    Closer to the end that is LIGHTER
    Closer to the end that is HEAVIER
    Right in the middle
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  • Q3
    Who created the laws of planetary motion? (Described how planets move).
    Jonathan Skidmore
    Christian Doppler
    Johannes Kepler
    Edward Hoyle
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  • Q4
    What is the shape of a planets orbit?
    Irregular
    Spiral
    Circular
    Elliptical (oval)
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  • Q5
    The speed of a planets orbit is mainly determined by....
    The size of the planet
    The distance of a planet from the Sun
    The density of the planet
    The composition of the planet
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  • Q6
    What is Kepler's Third Law of Planetary Motion?
    The further a planet is from the Sun, the smaller its orbit will be
    The further a planet is from the Sun, the faster it will orbit
    The closer a planet is to the Sun, the smaller its orbit will be.
    The closer a planet is to the Sun, the slower it will orbit.
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