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Galaxy Vocabulary Mastery

Quiz by Robert Oliver

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20 questions
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  • Q1
    All of space and everything in it
    universe
    30s
  • Q2
    A collection of stars, dust, and gas bound together by gravity
    galaxy
    30s
  • Q3
    A ball of hot gas, primarily hydrogen and helium, that undergoes nuclear fusion.
    star
    30s
  • Q4
    A large spiral galaxy that is home to Earth and the rest of our solar system, and about 200 billion stars.
    Milky Way
    30s
  • Q5
    a galaxy whose arms curve outward in a pinwheel pattern
    spiral
    30s
  • Q6
    An oval-shaped galaxy that contains mainly older stars, a few new stars, and very little gas and dust.
    elliptical
    30s
  • Q7
    A galaxy that has an undefined shape; these are thought to be galaxies affected by the gravity of other galaxies
    irregular
    30s
  • Q8
    A large cloud of dust and gas in space
    nebula
    30s
  • Q9
    sun, planets, and all the other objects that revolve around the sun
    solar system
    30s
  • Q10
    a sphere shaped portion of space and matter that can be seen from Earth
    observable universe
    30s
  • Q11
    process that fuels the stars (2 hydrogen nuclei combine to become helium)
    nuclear fusion
    30s
  • Q12
    the universe originated in a huge explosion that released all matter and energy
    big bang theory
    30s
  • Q13
    energy transferred through space by waves. (microwaves, gamma rays, visible light, infrared, radio waves)
    electromagnetic radiation
    30s
  • Q14
    shift of light to a longer wavelength as an object moves away
    redshift
    30s
  • Q15
    force of attraction between objects that is due to their masses.
    gravity
    30s

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