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Reach for the Stars!

Questions about constellations 8 Questions.

 
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1

In his 1995 book "The 13 Signs of the Zodiac", Walter Berg proposed what constellation as the 13th sign of the zodiac?

  • Eridanus
  • Ophiuchus
  • Cetus

2

297 light-years away from Earth is what constellation whose name means "little fox" in Latin?

  • Vulpecula
  • Vela
  • Volans

3

What constellation's brightest star is Betelgeuse?

  • Andromeda
  • Perseus
  • Orion

4

What nautical navigational instrument does the constellation Pyxis represent?

  • Sextant
  • Compass
  • Astrolabe

5

What constellation created by Johannes Hevelius and originally named "Shield of Sobieski" is the only one that doesn't owe its name to a classical historical figure?

  • Eridanus
  • Scutum
  • Triangulum

6

The famous asterism known as the Big Dipper is part of what constellation?

  • Ursa Major
  • Ursa Minor
  • Canis Major

7

The Hourglass Nebula is located in what constellation whose name literally means "fly"?

  • Cepheus
  • Musca
  • Puppis

8

Which of these constellations was not one of the 48 originally listed by the polymath Ptolemy?

  • Ara
  • Bootes
  • Carina

 

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