How much do you know about the planet on which you live? What about the galaxy that you gaze into on a clear summer night? Test your knowledge of our planet Earth, the stars, our Solar System and 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?
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?
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?
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?
What are comets often called?
Filthy dirt balls
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?