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Stars

Quiz by Larissa Kolicheski

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  • Q1
    A large cloud of gas and dust in space
    Nebula
    30s
  • Q2
    The process that brings brings hydrogen atoms together to form helium atoms; gives off heat and light to form a star
    Nuclear fusion
    30s
  • Q3
    A contracting cloud of gas and dust with enough mass to form a star; earliest stage of a star's life
    Protostar
    30s
  • Q4
    The blue-white hot core of a star that is left behind after its outer layers have expanded and drifted out into space
    White dwarf
    30s
  • Q5
    The explosion of a dying supergiant star
    Supernova
    30s
  • Q6
    A small, dense star that is created after a supernova explosion of a high-mass star
    Neutron star
    30s
  • Q7
    A spinning neutron star that gives off radio waves
    Pulsar
    30s
  • Q8
    An object in space with gravity so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape it
    Black hole
    30s
  • Q9
    The brightness of a star as seen from Earth
    Apparent brightness
    30s
  • Q10
    The brightness a star would have if it were a standard distance from Earth
    Absolute brightness
    30s
  • Q11
    A device that breaks light into colors and produces an image of the spectrum
    Spectrograph
    30s
  • Q12
    Nebula - Protostar - Main sequence star - Red giant - Planetary nebula - White dwarf - Black dwarf
    Progression of a low or medium-mass star
    30s
  • Q13
    Nebula - Protostar - Main sequence star - Supergiant - Supernova - Neutron star or Black hole
    Progression of a high-mass star
    30s
  • Q14
    Up to 200 billion years
    Life span of low-mass stars
    30s
  • Q15
    About 10 billion years
    Life span of medium-mass stars
    30s

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