Test Your Knowledge Of The Universe!
Which Planet spins backwards relative to the others?
How much time does it take for the sun's rays take to reach earth?
- 8 minutes
- 10 minutes
- 12 minutes
Which planet is nearest to the earth?
Which planet is known as the Morning Star or the Evening Star?
When does a lunar eclipse occur?
- When the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon
- When the Moon is between the Earth and Sun
- When the Earth covers the Sun
How fast is the Andromeda Galaxy approaching the Milky Way Galaxy?
- At approximately 50 kilometers per second
- At approximately 100 kilometers per second
- At approximately 200 kilometers per second
How many natural satellites of Earth are there?
Where is the “edge of space” located?
- 100 miles above sea level
- 62 miles above sea level
- 73 miles above sea level
How much larger is the Sun than the Earth?
- 10 times larger
- 100000 times larger
- 300000 times larger
Which is the coldest and smallest of all planets?
Which is the Hottest Planet in the solar system?
How many stars are in the Milky Way?
- 50 billion
- 1 trillion
- 100 billion
Which planet has the most volcanoes?
When will Halley’s Comet be visible from Earth again?
When was the first man made object sent into space?
The closest star to the sun is what?
- Proxima Centauri
- Star Light, Star Bright
- Alpha Centauri A
Stars are made primarily of what?
- Hydrogen and helium
- Helium and Carbon
- The will to succeed
Which of the following is NOT a known type of star?
- Red giant
- White dwarf
- Green Giant
What are comets often called?
- Dirty snowballs
- Filthy dirt balls
- Silly streakers
What is the nucleus of a comet primarily made of?
- Ice and dust
- Hopes and dreams
How big are the nuclei of most comets?
- 20 miles (32 km)
- 10 miles (16 kilometers) or less
- 100 miles (161 km) or more
What organization is responsible for naming constellations?
- The International Astronomical Union
- The friendly staff of SPACE.com
- Sky & Telescope Magazine
Which of these is not a constellation?
- Reticulum the Net
- Puppis the Stern
- Meteoroid the Coward
What are the only two animal constellations with identical Latin and English names?
- Aries and Taurus
- Lynx and Phoenix
- Puma and Serpent
How many stars are there in the Andromeda Galaxy?
- 1 trillion
- 200 billion
- 500 billion