AST101H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1-24: Kuiper Belt, Moons Of Jupiter, Oort Cloud
AST101H1 Full Course Notes
Which, if any, of the following statements is/are true?
1)Our galaxy, The Milky Way, is a member of The Local Group, whichis one of several groups of galaxies located in the VirgoSupercluster.
2)Most astrophysicists believe that our Solar System formed from animmense cloud of gas and dust about 4-1/2 million years ago.
3)Planets are believed to have formed by a process known asaccretion.
4)Two key elements in the Condensation Theory of PlanetaryFormation are 5)Conservation of Angular Momentum and CondensationNuclei.
6)The name of the second largest object in the Universe is TheSouthern Wall.
7)In our Solar System, the four jovian planets, Jupiter, Saturn,Uranus, and Neptune, are separated from the four terrestrialplanets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, by the Kuiper Belt.
8)Our star, The Sun, is located on the Orion Arm, about 26,000light-years from the center of the Andromeda Galaxy.
9)It takes a photon of light about 4-1/5 years to travel from ourSolar System to the second closest star to Earth, ProximaCentauri.
10)The full range of human knowledge about our Universe spans about40 or 41 orders of magnitude on a spatial scale and about 13.7billion years on a temporal scale.
11)It takes a photon of light about 5-1/2 hours to travel from theSun to the orbit of the former planet Pluto.