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History of Astronomy Chapter 8 Questions

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Natural Science
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NATS 1745
Robin Metcalfe

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NATS1745 60 History of Astronomy Chapter 8 Exam Review 1 What was William Herschel looking for when he discovered Uranus What made Herschel particularly suited for discovering planets In what 2 ways did Uranus reveal itself to Herschel as a planet What is it about Uranus orbit that caused it to be considered a planet instead of a comet What is the origin of Uranus nameSearching for stellar parallax while cataloguing starsWhat made Herschel particularly suited for discovering planetsa starlike object which increased in size when telescope magnification was increased b Its relative motion to starsWhat is it about Uranus orbit that caused it to be considered a planet instead of a cometUranusGreek God of the sky father of Saturn grandfather of Jupiter origin2 What did Kepler believe existed between the large space between Mars and Jupiter Explain why Bodes Law supported this ideaKepler proposed the gap contains an undiscovered planetBodes Law showed the planetary distances follow a numeric sequence 3 What is the name of the object found in 1801 between Mars and Jupiter What was this object finally classified as and why What is this object a part ofCeresClassified as asteroid it was downgraded from planet bc it was found to be smaller than the moonPart of asteroid belt 4 What caused Adams and Leverrier to suspect the existence of a planet beyond Uranus When this planet was found what was it named and whyDeviations were detected in Uranus orbitled to search for perturbing planet beyond UranusPlanet was named NeptuneRoman Sea God its bluish colour 5How were the masses of Uranus and Neptune 1st measured How do their masses compare with the other planets Based on the masses and sizes what do we know about their densities and compositions
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