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Quiz "astronomy: terms used in astronomy"

astronomy: terms used in astronomy

either the shortest day of the year (winter solstice) or the longest day of the year (summer solstice)

astronomy: terms used in astronomy

the point in a lunar orbit when a spacecraft is at its greatest distance from the moon

astronomy: terms used in astronomy

the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters

astronomy: terms used in astronomy

the motion of a spinning body, such as a top, gyroscope, or planet, in which it wobbles so that the axis of rotation sweeps out a cone

astronomy: terms used in astronomy

one of a large class of small faint stars of enormous density (on average 108 kg/m3) with diameters only about 1 per cent that of the sun, and masses less than the Chandrasekhar limit (about 1.4 solar masses). It is thought to mark the final stage in the evolution of a sun-like star
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