P7 Quiz: Mapping the universe

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  • Created on: 23-06-13 22:17

1. Who was right in the Curtis-Shapley debate?

  • Both: Shapley was right about the Sun being away from the centre of our galaxy, but Curtis was right about the multiple galaxies and that the nebulae were far away from the Milky Way
  • Neither
  • Shapley: He believed there was one galaxy, 100,000 pc across, with the Sun away from the centre, and that nebulae were part of the Milky Way
  • Curtis: He thought there were many galaxies, 10,000 pc across each, with the Sun at the centre and that nebulae were separate from the Milky Way
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2. Parallax is...

  • ...position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions
  • ...position or direction of an object appears to not change when viewed from different positions

3. Speed of recession (km/s) in calculated as...

  • Hubble constant (km s-1 Mpc-1) x distance (Mpc) or Hubble constant (s-1) x distance (km)
  • Hubble constant (s-1) x distance (Mpc) or Hubble constant (km s-1 Mpc-1) x distance (km)

4. The parallax angle of a star is...

  • half the angle that a star moves in nine months, against a background of very distant stars
  • ...half the angle that a star moves in six months, against a background of very distant stars
  • half the angle that a star moves in three months, against a background of very distant stars
  • ...quarter the angle that a star moves in six months, against a background of very distant stars

5. A parsec (pc) is calculated as...

  • 1/parallax angle (arcseconds)
  • 2/parallax angle (arcseconds)
  • 0.25/parallax angle (arcseconds)

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