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Super Space quiz

Bumber easy to hard space quiz that will stretch your knowledge! 30 Questions.

 
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1

Put these planets in order of distance from the sun (closest to furthest)

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  • Saturn
  • Mars
  • Earth
  • Mercury

2

According to the International Astronomical Union, how many planets are there in the solar system?

  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

3

What is the name given to the storm that can be seen on Jupiter?

  • The great red spot
  • The great yellow eye
  • The great orange cyclone

4

Which planet in the solar system has the most prominent rings?

  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Jupiter

5

Which is the only plant in the solar system to rotate on it's side?

  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Mercury

6

In 1961, who became the first person in space?

  • Valentin Petrov
  • Gherman Titov
  • Yuri Gagarin

7

What does the Earth's magnetic field do?

  • Keeps it rotating
  • Protects it from solar winds
  • Helps to absorb and retain the heat from the sun more efficiently

8

Which theory says that the universe began as a compact, dense ball of matter that has been expanding ever since?

  • String theory
  • The big bang theory
  • Theory of relativity

9

What type of background radiation that is not associated with any object, can be detected in space?

  • UV
  • Black-body
  • Microwave

10

Where can the event horizon be found?

  • Around a black hole
  • Around the Milky Way
  • Around Pluto

11

Put these objects of the solar system in order of size (largest to smallest)

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  • Earth
  • Mercury
  • Titan
  • Venus

12

Match these planets with their natural satellites

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Left

  • Ariel
  • Callisto
  • Deimos
  • Titan

Right

  • Jupiter
  • Uranus
  • Mars
  • Saturn

13

How does the sun generate energy?

  • Nuclear fusion
  • Nuclear fission
  • Electromagnetism

14

Put these events in a shuttle's launch from earliest to latest

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  • The solid rocket boosters fall away
  • Orbit insertion
  • The external tank falls away
  • The shuttle is drenched in water

15

Where in the Milky Way is the SolarSystem?

  • Orion arm
  • Perseus arm
  • Norma arm

16

How would a person die if they were exposed to the vacuum of space?

  • Their blood would boil
  • They would freeze
  • They would die from hypoxia

17

Put these star classifications into temperature order (hottest to coldest)

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  • A
  • O
  • F
  • B

18

What is a nebula?

  • A star that has been destroyed by collision with another object
  • A cosmic dust cloud
  • A star that has begun to be swallowed by a black hole

19

What is the strength of the Earth's gravitational field (g) ?

  • 9.81 m/s2
  • 98.1 m/s2
  • 981 m/s2

20

What is the difference between a comet and an asteroid?

  • Asteroids are larger
  • Comets have a tail
  • Comets contain ice

21

What type of radiation is predicted to be emitted by black holes?

  • Einstein radiation
  • Hubble radiation
  • Hawking radiation

22

The Hubble Space Telescope is due to be replaced in 2014 by which successor?

  • James Webb Space Telescope
  • Neil Armstrong Space Telescope
  • Edward Robert Harrison Space Telescope

23

Put these stages of the sun's life cycle in order from earliest to latest

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  • Red giant
  • Planetary nebula
  • Current state
  • White dwarf

24

What is the largest canyon in the solar system called?

  • The Grand Canyon
  • Valles Olympus
  • Valles Marineris

25

How many stars are in the 'Plough' constellation?

  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

26

Roughyl how many stars are in the Milky Way?

  • 100-400 million
  • 10-40 billion
  • 100-400 billion

27

How old is the universe?

  • 2.74 billion years
  • 13.7 billion years
  • 450 billion years

28

Put these elements in order of abundance in the Earth from most to least

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  • Magnesium
  • Oxygen
  • Iron
  • Silicon

29

When did the last person walk on the moon?

  • 1972
  • 1982
  • 1992

30

What is cold welding?

  • The process by which stars begin to form in very cold conditions
  • A special welding technique using liquid nitrogen that is used in the construction of space craft
  • The phenomenon that if two pieces of metal touch in the vacuum of space, they will fuse together

 

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