Visible light and the solar system

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1. How does a reflecting telescope work?

  • Using an objective lens and an eyepiece lens.
  • By making light travel through more than one material so that it is refracted.
  • The curved primary mirror focuses light rays from a distant object to an image in the same way as the objective lens in a refracting telescope. This image is then magnified by the eyepiece lens, also just like a refracting telescope.
  • It has an objective lens in which the light is reflected.
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2. What type of waves are electromagnetic waves?

  • Sound.
  • Tranverse.
  • Longitudinal.
  • Seismic.

3. Why does refraction occur?

  • Waves are reflected at boundaries between different materials.
  • Light travels at different speeds in different materials.
  • A lens makes it happen.
  • Waves are refracted at boundaries between different materials.

4. What is the geocentric model?

  • The idea that the earth is the center of everything.
  • The idea that the sun is the center of everything.
  • The idea that planets moved in orbits
  • A model by Nicholaus Copernicus

5. Waves are reflected at...

  • ...one specific angle.
  • ...boundaries between different materials.
  • ...any point.
  • ...mirrors.

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