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Night Sky Quiz

A small quiz on Night Sky 8 Questions.

 
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How many individual stars can you see with the naked eye?

  • 100,000,000
  • 3000
  • 30,000
  • 10,000

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Virgo, Taurus and the Southern Cross are a few of the most commonly known constellations, but how many constellations are there altogether?

  • 99
  • 88
  • 77
  • 12

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What is the speed of light?

  • 900 kilometres per hour
  • 300,000 kilometres per second
  • 3000 kilometres per second
  • 9000 miles per hour

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The Australian flag depicts the Southern Cross constellation. How many stars are visible in the constellation with the naked eye?

  • 4 stars and one planet
  • 7 binary stars
  • 5 stars
  • Hundreds of thousands of stars

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What is a supernova?

  • An exploding star
  • A clever astronomer
  • Home to Superman and his friends
  • A star 100 times the size of our own sun

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How does the sun burn without oxygen?

  • It doesn't, there is oxygen in space
  • It burns by nuclear reactions rather than chemical reactions
  • It creates its own oxygen
  • It burns other chemicals

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Which planet, the first to be discovered since prehistoric times, was found in 1781 by William Herschel?

  • Pluto
  • Uranus
  • Mars
  • Neptune

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Australia's astronomical community will be celebrating the 35th anniversary this year of one of its telescopes. Which one is it?

  • Radio telescope "The Dish" in Parkes
  • Narrabri's radio telescope
  • Anglo-Australian Telescope in Coonabarabran
  • Mt Stromlo Observatory in Canberra

 

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