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Moe's Astronomy Quiz

A medium level Astronomy quiz. 10 Questions.

 
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1

What is by far the largest planet in the Solar System?

  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Neptune

2

Which planet spins on its axis in a completely opposite direction to every other planet in the solar sytem?

  • Earth
  • Mars
  • Venus

3

Vesta and Ceres are what type of Astronomical body?

  • Comets
  • Asteroids
  • Meteors

4

What term describes a star coming to the end of its life in a massive explosion?

  • Supernova
  • Black Hole
  • Nebula

5

Cassini's Division is a feature of which planet?

  • Jupiter
  • Saturn (gap between the rings named after Cassini)
  • Uranus

6

Which planet has moons called Phobos and Deimos?

  • Mars (named after the greek Gods of fear and terror)
  • Neptune
  • Uranus

7

What is the nearest galaxy to our own?

  • Bode's
  • Whirlpool
  • Andromeda

8

Which term describes the movement of a galaxy away from ours?

  • Red Shift
  • Blue Shift
  • White Shift

9

An Astronomical Unit is the distance between which two bodies?

  • Sun & Earth (around 93 million miles)
  • Earth and Moon
  • Sun and Neptune

10

How many light years are there in a parsec?

  • 2.26
  • 3.26
  • 4.26

 

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