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Leftover thermal (heat) energy from the big bang
Type of star cluster that is loosely packed with only a few thousand stars
Large cloud of gas and dust that formed our solar system
How long a star lives depends on its _______.
True or false: The universe is about 13.7 billion years old.
Scientific notation uses powers of this number to write very large or very small numbers
Star systems that have two stars
Do supernovas form from high mass stars or low mass stars?
Very large groupings of stars
An object with gravity so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape
Do red giants form from high mass stars or low mass stars?
Type of galaxy that does not have a regular shape
Small asteroid-like and comet-like bodies that collided to form the planets
The explosion of a supergiant
The distance that light travels in one year
Large cloud of gas and dust from which stars form
The diagonal area of stars on the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
When the dim star blocks light from the bright star in a binary star
The galaxy that our solar system is located in
A protostar becomes a star when _________ begins.
The brightness of a star depends upon both its size and ___________.
Type of galaxy that is shaped like a stretched out ball
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Does a planetary nebula form from high mass stars or low mass stars?
Unknown force that is causing the universe to expand
Astronomer who stated that the farther away a galaxy is, the faster it is moving away from us (last name only)
Which stars live longer lives: high mass stars or low mass stars?
Do neutron stars form from high mass stars or low mass stars?
Group of two or more stars
The apparent change in position of an object when you look at it from different places.
Do supergiants form from high mass stars or low mass stars?
Brightess as seen from the same distance (actual brightness)
True or false: Our sun is a medium-sized star.
Type of galaxy with a bulge in the middle and arms that spiral outward
If a star is blue, is it hot or cool?
The blue-white core of a star that is left behind and cools becomes a ________.
Do black holes form from high mass stars or low mass stars?
Do white dwarves form from high mass stars or low mass stars?
A contracting cloud of gas and dust with enough mass to form a star
Type of star cluster that is tightly packed with over a million stars
If a star is red, is it hot or cool?
Matter that does not give off electromagnetic radiation
Explosion that created our universe
Huge group of single stars, star systems, star clusters, dust, and gas bound together by gravity
Brightness as seen from Earth

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