ASTRONOMY & SPACE TRIVIA


What is the largest planet in the solar system?

Jupiter
Saturn
Earth

The nearest star after the Sun is...

Sirius
Vega
Proxima Centauri

The 'War of the Worlds' is about an attack from which planet?

Earth
Pluto
Mars
Battlestar Galactica

The first moon landing occurred in July of what year?

1959
1969
1979
Has not happened yet

Who discovered the planet Uranus in 1781?

Bill Clinton
Carl Sagan
William Herschel
Edwin Hubble

The constellation Ursa Major (the greater bear) is popularly known as...

Orion
Scorpius
The Big Dipper
The Little Dipper

The first man in space was...

John Glenn
Timothy Leary
Jerry Garcia
Yuri Gagarin

The first dog in space was...

Lassie
Jenny McCarthy
Laika
Rasputin

The Milky Way's center is in the direction of the constellation...

Sagittarius
Ursa Major
Leo
Orion

The last planet (in our Solar System) to be discovered was...

Vulcan
Neptune
Pluto
Mercury

Mars' atmosphere is primarily composed of...

Carbon Dioxide
Oxygen
Nitrogen
Argon

The craters' of the moon were caused by...

A disfiguring disease
Meteor impacts
Space aliens doing target practice
Volcanic activity

Pluto's only known moon (discovered in 1978) is called...

Betelgeuse
Charon
Christy
Europa

Who discovered Comet Hale-Bopp?

Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp
Thomas Hale and Alan Bopp
Alan Sawicki
Hyakutake

Who discovered Halley's Comet (a toughie?)...

None of the below
Carl Sagan
Percival Lowell
Edmond Halley

The largest galaxy in our Local Group is...

The Milky Way
The Large Magellanic Cloud
Andromeda
The Moon

Which is the brightest star in the night sky (with it's constellation)...

Vega (Lyra)
Sirius (Canis Major)
Aldebaran (Taurus)
Antares (Scorpius)

The North Star is ...

Directly overhead
The brightest star in the sky
Called Polaris
None of the above

What is at the center of the Solar System?

The Earth
The Milky Way
Rush Limbaugh
The Sun

What rocket propelled the astronauts to the moon?

Saturn V
Gemini
Newt's hot air
The Delta

What constellation covers the most area of sky?

Draco
Ursa Major
Cancer
Hydra

The only moon in the solar system with a significant atmosphere is...

Jupiter's moon Europa
Saturn's moon Titan
Earth's moon
Neptune's moon Triton


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