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Fascinating Astronomy

A quiz for anyone who loves (and knows a whole lot about) astronomy! 10 Questions.

 
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1

What was the name of the man who discovered Neptune with his telescope in 1846?

  • Johann Galle
  • William Herschel
  • Galileo Galilei

2

What is the name of the largest moon in our solar system?

  • Titan
  • Triton
  • Ganymede

3

Which of the constellations represents a goat?

  • Cepheus
  • Capricornus
  • Taurus

4

This object is a neutron star that emits pulses of radiation toward Earth as it spins. Name it!

  • Quasar
  • Pulsar
  • Black Hole

5

Which comet passed so close to Jupiter, in 1994, that it was broken into fragments by Jupiter's immense gravity?

  • Shoemaker-Levy
  • Encke's Comet
  • Hale-Bopp

6

The Giotto space probe was launched in order to examine what type of space object?

  • Comet
  • Solar Flare
  • Meteorite

7

Aside from the Sun, Sirius is the star with the brightest apparent magnitude, as seen from Earth. What is the 3rd brightest star in apparent magnitude (after the Sun and Sirius)?

  • Betelgeuse
  • Alpha Centauri
  • Canopus

8

Which planet has the largest volcano and largest valley in the solar system?

  • Mars
  • Jupiter
  • Venus

9

What astronomer was the first to discover galaxies beyond the Milky Way?

  • Edwin Hubble
  • Giuseppe Piazzi
  • Hans Lippershey

10

Which of the following is not a type of galaxy?

  • Elliptical
  • Irregular
  • Nebular

 

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