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Comets and Asteroids Quiz

Cosmic quiz about asteroids and comets 10 Questions.

 
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1

What are comet tails made of?

  • Gas and water
  • Gas and dust
  • Gas and air
  • Gas and fire

2

The largest known asteroid, discovered in 1801, is called what?

  • Juno
  • Vesta
  • Ceres
  • Pallas

3

Typical comets have three parts, the nucleus, the comet tail and which other?

  • Coma
  • Colon
  • Crater
  • Cluster

4

Asteroids Hebe and Iris were both discovered in which year?

  • 1898
  • 1920
  • 1847
  • 1807

5

Astrophysicists often call the nucleus of a comet by what other name?

  • A dirty ball
  • A dirty orb
  • A dirty sphere
  • A dirty snowball

6

Asteroids are mainly composed of which two materials?

  • Rock and gas
  • Rock and metal
  • Rock and ice
  • Rock and roll

7

Halley's comet can be seen approx. how often with the naked eye?

  • every 25 years
  • every 100 years
  • every 76 years
  • every 50 years

8

Most asteroids orbit in the asteroid belt between which two planets?

  • Mars and Jupiter
  • Earth and Mars
  • Saturn and Jupiter
  • Earth and Venus

9

The coma is usually circular in shape but what other shape has been recorded?

  • Cube shaped
  • Fan shaped
  • Pear shaped
  • Ship shaped

10

Which is the only asteroid bright enough to be seen with the naked eye?

  • Adonis
  • Iris
  • Icarus
  • Vesta

 

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