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MasterAwesome

  • 2 years ago

A student observes a star from two positions of Earth in its orbit, in summer and winter, and measures the change in the position of the star. Which of these can be best calculated by this method? I think it's A, but I'm not completely sure.

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  1. MasterAwesome
    • 2 years ago
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    the shift in light traveling from star to Earth in winter the shift in light traveling from star to Earth in summer the distance of the star from Sun using parallax method the distance of the star from Earth using parallax method

  2. Shane_B
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    It's not A:) http://lcogt.net/spacebook/parallax-and-distance-measurement

  3. eighthourlunch
    • 2 years ago
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    There's a good intro video on Khan Academy about this: http://www.khanacademy.org/science/cosmology-and-astronomy/v/stellar-distance-using-parallax

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