anonymous
  • anonymous
PLEASE HELP! WILL FAN, MEDAL, AND GIVE TESTIMONIAL :) Suppose two stars are located in region A of the H-R diagram shown in the figure below. Star X appears much dimmer than Star Y as seen from Earth. Which star can be inferred to be nearer to Earth, and how do you know? (figure will be attached)
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anonymous
  • anonymous
I can't find the button to attach a file so to find the picture, please type in the same question I'm asking into google and the first openstudy link will lead you to the same question being asked(with the picture).
geekfromthefutur
  • geekfromthefutur
The attach file is right next to draw and behind the post button
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh, there are no buttons other than the post button from what I can see

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anonymous
  • anonymous
I've been stuck on this question since last night, it's killing me :(
geekfromthefutur
  • geekfromthefutur
Lol ok im here to help lol is this your picture http://assets.openstudy.com/updates/attachments/538dfa9ce4b09550177c5e93-jolove-1401813694314-369613426201115628pm1121724832.png
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes! :)
geekfromthefutur
  • geekfromthefutur
Awesome ok give me a second and ill answer this for u
anonymous
  • anonymous
No prob! Thank you so much :')
geekfromthefutur
  • geekfromthefutur
Yupp
geekfromthefutur
  • geekfromthefutur
The closer the star is to the earth the bright it should be the further away it will be dimmer.
geekfromthefutur
  • geekfromthefutur
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh, okay!
geekfromthefutur
  • geekfromthefutur
Ok now thats for the how you no part and im going to do the other part
anonymous
  • anonymous
:)okay
geekfromthefutur
  • geekfromthefutur
The star that can be inferred to be nearer to Earth is Y star. Do you know why?
geekfromthefutur
  • geekfromthefutur
anonymous
  • anonymous
Because star Y's absolute brightness is much greater?
geekfromthefutur
  • geekfromthefutur
Thats good but your close: The closer the star is to the earth the bright it should be the further away it will be dimmer. So the
geekfromthefutur
  • geekfromthefutur
Y is close so the closer the brighter
anonymous
  • anonymous
ohhhhh....
geekfromthefutur
  • geekfromthefutur
like a flashlight the far it shines the less bright it is, but up close its really britght
anonymous
  • anonymous
That's it right? Haha ok, thank you! :)
geekfromthefutur
  • geekfromthefutur
yup and your welcome ^-^
anonymous
  • anonymous
:) Have a nice day
geekfromthefutur
  • geekfromthefutur
you too let me know if u need help again. ok ?

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