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Question 1: However, historical data on some objects is available spanning centuries or ________.
ISO 8601TimeMillenniumGregorian calendar

Question 2: ________, the application of Newtonian gravity and Newton's laws to explain Kepler's laws of planetary motion, was the first unification of astronomy and physics.
AlhazenAstrophysicsCelestial mechanicsClassical mechanics

Question 3: 310–250 BC) first put forward the notion that the motions of the celestial bodies could be explained by assuming that the ________ and all the other planets in the Solar System orbited the Sun.

Question 4: A few ________ observatories have been constructed, but gravitational waves are extremely difficult to detect.
Gravitational waveGeneral relativityBlack holeIntroduction to general relativity

Question 5: 1528), who in his analysis of what might occur if the Earth were rotating, develops a hypothesis similar to ________'s notion of "circular inertia", which he described in the following observational test:[13][14]
Scientific revolutionScientific methodIsaac NewtonGalileo Galilei

Question 6: ________, X-ray and gamma ray astronomy study very energetic processes such as binary pulsars, black holes, magnetars, and many others.
UltravioletInfraredVisible spectrumElectromagnetic spectrum

Question 7: At the end of the 19th century, it was discovered that, when decomposing the light from the Sun, a multitude of ________ were observed (regions where there was less or no light).
Spectral lineHeliumStarPhoton

Question 8: ________ observatories have also been built, primarily to study our Sun.

Question 9: In the 14th century, ________ produced the first model of lunar motion which matched physical observations, and which was later used by Copernicus.
AlhazenIbn al-ShatirAbu Rayhan BiruniAl-Kindi

Question 10: The only known supporter of Aristarchus was Seleucus of Seleucia, a Babylonian astronomer who is said to have proved heliocentrism through ________ in the 2nd century BC.


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