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Solar System Trivia

Our solar system is a fascinating place.How well do you know it? 30 Questions.

 
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How hot is the core of the Sun?

  • 30 million Kelvins
  • 500,000 Kelvins
  • 15 million Kelvins
  • 6,000 Kelvins

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True or false, Mercury has an atmosphere?

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How long (in Earth days) is a day on Venus?

  • 243 days
  • 1 day
  • 59 days
  • 325 days

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What is the largest (by volume) freshwater lake on Earth?

  • Lake Baikal
  • Lake Nicaragua
  • Lake Superior
  • Lake Victoria

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Which of the following is not a name given to Mars at some point in time?

  • Si-mi-ud
  • Ares
  • Kinsei
  • Nergal

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True or false, Jupiter has a ring system?

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Who was the first person to determine that Saturn had a ring system?

  • Galileo Galilei
  • Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Cesar-Francois Cassini de Thury
  • Christiaan Huygens

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What is the measure of the tilt of Uranus's axis of rotation to its orbital plane?

  • 67 degrees
  • 102 degrees
  • 95 degrees
  • 84 degrees

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How fast can the winds of Neptune travel?

  • 250 mph (400 kph)
  • 1,300 mph (2,100 kph)
  • 625 mph (1,000 kph)
  • 900 mph (1,450 kph)

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If you could find a tub of water large enough, and put all the planets in it, which one would float?

  • None would float
  • Neptune
  • Pluto
  • Saturn

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The Moon's gravity is what percentage of the Earth's?

  • One fourth
  • One sixth
  • One third
  • One eighth

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Which planet is 110 million km from the Sun?

  • Venus
  • Mercury
  • Earth
  • Mars

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Which planet orbits the Sun at a speed of 110,000 kph?

  • Earth
  • Jupiter
  • Venus
  • Mars

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Pluto has several moons, but how many of them were discovered in the twentieth century?

  • 5
  • 10
  • 1
  • 3

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How far is our Solar System away from the nearest bright star cluster?

  • 150 light years
  • 50 light years
  • 100 light years
  • 2 light years

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What stage of its life is our Sun in now?

  • Natural sequence
  • Red Giant stage
  • Main sequence
  • Supernova

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Which of these named features of the Solar System is the outermost?

  • Outer solar system
  • Kuiper belt
  • Heliopause
  • Oort cloud

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Which of Mars's ice caps is biggest?

  • Northern
  • They change every season
  • Both of them stay the same
  • Southern

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On the surface of which of the following four bodies would you be able to see a moon all of the time?

  • Pluto
  • Mars
  • Earth
  • Venus

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Which planet shares an orbit with two groups of asteroids, known as the Trojan Asteroids?

  • Jupiter
  • Pluto
  • Saturn
  • Venus

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Mars has two moons,one of those is called Phobos, what is the name of the other one?

  • Atlas
  • Deimos
  • Pandora
  • Triton

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Which dwarf planet, discovered in 2005, is named after the Greek goddess of strife and discord?

  • Ceres
  • Eris
  • Haumea
  • Makemake

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Which of the following moons belongs to Saturn?

  • Dione
  • Charon
  • Luna
  • Ganymede

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Three of these moons belong to Uranus,which one belongs to Jupiter?

  • Europa
  • Puck
  • Juliet
  • Titania

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Excluding dwarf planets, which is the smallest planet in our Solar System?

  • Mars
  • Mercury
  • Earth
  • Venus

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Which planet is named after the Roman god of the sea?

  • Uranus
  • Saturn
  • Neptune
  • Jupiter

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Pallas, Vesta and Sylvia are all which type of object, found in the Solar System?

  • Comets
  • Asteroids
  • Moons
  • Dwarf planets

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Do you know approximately how many times the diameter of the Sun is bigger than Earth?

  • About 266 times
  • About 543 times
  • About 109 times
  • About 32 times

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The smallest and closest planet to the Sun is Mercury. Why is it difficult to study Mercury?

  • Because of its closeness to the Sun
  • Because it is hidden by Venus
  • Because it is too small
  • Because it is always behind the Sun

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What is unique about Venus compared to the other seven planets?

  • Its surface is entirely water
  • It has east-west poles
  • Its rotation is slower than its orbit
  • It has a green sky

 

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