Listen to part of a lecture in an astronomy class. You will not need to remember the numbers the professor mentions.
- What is Bode’s law?
- A. A law of gravitation.
- B. An estimate of the distance between Mars and Jupiter.
- C. A prediction of how many asteroids there are.
- D. A pattern in the spacing of the planets.
- Why does the professor explain Bode’s Law to the class?
- A. To describe the size of the asteroids.
- B. To explain how the asteroids belt was discovered.
- C. To explain how gravitational forces influence the planets.
- D. To describe the impact of telescopes on astronomy.
- How does the professor introduce Bode’s Law?
- A. By demonstrating how it is derived mathematically.
- B. By describing the discovery of Uranus.
- C. By drawing attention to the inaccuracy of a certain pattern.
- D. By telling the names of several of the asteroids.
- According to the professor, what two factors contributed to the discovery of the asteroid Ceres?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. Improved telescopes.
- B. Advances in mathematics.
- C. The discovery of a new star.
- D. The position of Uranus in a pattern.
- What does the professor imply about the asteroid belt?
- A. It is farther from the Sun than Uranus.
- B. Bode believed it was made up of small stars.
- C. It is located where people expected to find a planet.
- D. Ceres is the only one of the asteroids that can be seen without a telescope.
- Why does the professor say this: 🎧
- A. To introduce an alternative application of Bode’s Law.
- B. To give an example of what Bode’s law cannot explain.
- C. To describe the limitations of gravitational theory.
- D. To contrast Bode’s Law with a real scientific law.