Astronomy Quiz Book (Google eBook)

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Pustak Mahal, Jan 1, 1993 - 199 pages
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Twinkle twinkle little star/How I wonder what you are --- this simple nursery rhyme epitomises mankind's natural sense of curiosity and interests in the science of stars and planets and the the entire physical universe. Astronomy is one of the most interesting science that has always fascinated the mankind. It is also one of the oldest science. This exciting quiz book on astronomy is packed with enough quizzes, lists, and definitions to please even the most ardent quiz buff. Plus, there are explanations and insights into how stars were formed, and where our small planet stands in the scheme of this vast universe. Hundreds of questions on a variety of topics related to astronomy; things you knew, didn't know (and thought you knew but didn't!) You'll never have a dull moment with this extraordinary compendium of fascinating facts, interesting information, and tantalizing trivia.
  

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Contents

The Universe Part 1
1
The Solar System Part 1
8
The Earth Part 1
19
The Night Sky Part 1
30
The Moon Part 1
41
The Planets
50
The Sun Part 1
57
The Stars Part 1
62
The Earth Part 2
117
The Night Sky Part 2
125
The Moon Part 2
137
The Sun Part 2
143
The Stars Part 2
150
Artificial Satellites and Space Travel Part 2
164
The Moon Part 3
177
Folklore of Astronomy
184

Satellites and Space Travel Part 1
72
Astronomical Instruments Part 1
87
The Universe Part 2
99
The Solar System Part 2
106
History of Astronomy
189
Artificial Satellites and Space Travel Part 3
195
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Page 9 - The known principal planets, in order of their distance from the Sun are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
Page 7 - The acceleration of a body is directly proportional to the force applied to it, and inversely proportional to its mass.

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