Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
Students find their assigned groups of three to four students, and work cooperatively on an worksheet to review for a midterm.
Identify the relevant astronomy concept/answer for this haiku. Briefly explain your choice. Partial credit possible.
Surrounding halo,Concept: __________
Holds Milky Way tight.
"Dark matter--Evidence that extra mass lies in extended halo sometimes called dark halo. Not luminous matter detected by its gravitational force."Section 70158
"Dark matter--No one has seen dark matter because it doesn't give off light, but it creates gravity, so we know it exists."
"Dark matter--Proves Kepler's third law wrong because stars farther out do not move slower because there is no center of gravity."
"Dark matter--Dark matter is gravity that holds the Milky Way together and is unable to be seen."
"Dark matter--The Milky Way doesn't follow Kepler's third law."
"Dark matter--Dark matter is invisible and it holds everything inside the Milky Way."
"Dark matter--Dark matter holds the Milky Way together."
"Dark matter--That's what holds the Milky Way together."
"Monolithic collapse--flattens out over time with halo making disk left."
"Dark matter--Dark matter is the unseen gravity force which fills the universe around galaxies, surrounding the Milky Way."
"Black hole! You know black holes are present when there is a gravity alteration like an entire galaxy clumped together."
"Dark matter--Dark matter is the stuff that surrounds the Milky Way and keeps everything tight."
"Black hole--Black holes are at the center of spiral galaxies and have infinite gravity due to their immense density."
"Dark matter--Dark matter surrounds galaxies, holding them together as they rotate with lots of mass."
"Antimatter/dark matter--is found all around the Milky Way and is unexplained but we know it's there."
Dark matter--Dark matter is invisible but still creates a gravitational pull."