TPO58L3 The Hooker Telescope and Interferometer (Astronomy)

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题目

1. What is the lecture mainly about?

A. Instruments that have helped improve astronomic observations

B. The impact of the big bang theory on astronomy 

C. The importance of computers in astronomy

D. The development of the interferometer

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2. According to the professor, why was the Hooker telescope important?

A. It allowed astronomers to differentiate between solo- and multiple-star systems

B. It allowed astronomers to accurately measure the dimensions of stars. 

C. It was the first telescope to be attached to a computer

D. It helped astronomers develop the big bang theory

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3. According to the professor, what advantage does an interferometer have over a conventional telescope? 

A. It is simpler to operate

B. It provides a more detailed image. 

C. It allows astronomers to see farther

D. It helps astronomers determine if stars are moving away from one another

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4. Why does the professor mention the star Castor? 

A. To point out how it differs from most other stars

B. To give an example of a discovery made using the Hooker telescope 

C. To demonstrate the interferometer’s capabilities

D. To remind the class of an important discovery discussed in the reading

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5. What does the professor imply when he says this:

A. Interferometers may help scientists find answers to many astronomical questions 

B. The students should look for the answers to these questions in their textbook

C. There are many areas of astronomy that the class has not yet covered 

D. Some astronomical questions will never be answered

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6. What does the professor imply when he says this:

A. He will discuss the topic in a later class session

B. He may change his mind about the impact of interferometers 

C. He does not believe there are other planets that support life

D. He thinks that the technology of both telescopes and interferometers will soon be outdated


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