Do You Know Pollux?

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Do You Know Pollux? - Quiz

Pollux has been discovered to be the brightest star in the constellation, even more than castor, its neighbor. It is also interestingly known to be larger than the sun in mass and radius. How much do you know about this star? Here is a quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is Pollux also designated?

    • A.

      Beta Gemini

    • B.

      Beta Geminorum

    • C.

      Beta Corpicus

    • D.

      Beta Cosmos

    Correct Answer
    B. Beta Geminorum
    Explanation
    Pollux is also designated as Beta Geminorum. The designation "Beta Geminorum" refers to Pollux's position as the second-brightest star in the constellation Gemini. The designation "Beta" is used to rank stars within a constellation based on their brightness, with the brightest star being designated as "Alpha" and subsequent stars being assigned Greek letters in order of decreasing brightness. Therefore, Pollux's correct designation is Beta Geminorum.

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  • 2. 

    What element is Pollux?

    • A.

      Moon

    • B.

      Asteroid

    • C.

      Planet

    • D.

      Star

    Correct Answer
    D. Star
    Explanation
    Pollux is a star because it is one of the brightest stars in the constellation Gemini. It is classified as an orange giant star, located approximately 34 light-years away from Earth. Pollux is easily visible to the naked eye and has a mass approximately twice that of the Sun. It is part of a binary star system, with its companion star named Castor.

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  • 3. 

    What is its colour?

    • A.

      Blue

    • B.

      Orange

    • C.

      Yellow

    • D.

      Purple

    Correct Answer
    B. Orange
    Explanation
    The given question is asking for the color of an object. Out of the options provided, the correct answer is orange.

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  • 4. 

    How far is it from the sun approximately?

    • A.

      34 light years

    • B.

      20 light years

    • C.

      17 light years

    • D.

      29 light years

    Correct Answer
    A. 34 light years
  • 5. 

    How close is it from the in comparison with other stars?

    • A.

      Farthest

    • B.

      Half way closs

    • C.

      Slight Closer

    • D.

      Closest

    Correct Answer
    D. Closest
    Explanation
    The given question asks about the proximity of "it" to other stars. The correct answer, "Closest," suggests that "it" is the nearest in comparison to the other stars. This implies that "it" is closer than all the other options provided, including "Farthest," "Halfway close," and "Slight Closer."

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  • 6. 

    What is its revolutionary stage?

    • A.

      Subdwarfs

    • B.

      Giant

    • C.

      SubGiant

    • D.

      Mainsequence

    Correct Answer
    B. Giant
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Giant". This refers to the evolutionary stage of a star. A giant star is a stage in the life cycle of a star where it has exhausted its core hydrogen fuel and has expanded in size. It is larger and brighter than a main sequence star but smaller and less bright than a supergiant star. This stage occurs after the main sequence stage and before the star becomes a supergiant or undergoes further evolution.

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  • 7. 

    What constellation does pollux belong to?

    • A.

      Pisces

    • B.

      Scorpio

    • C.

      Gemini

    • D.

      Unknown

    Correct Answer
    C. Gemini
    Explanation
    Pollux belongs to the constellation Gemini.

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  • 8. 

    How old is pollux?

    • A.

      724 myr

    • B.

      520 myr

    • C.

      243 myr

    • D.

      883 myr

    Correct Answer
    A. 724 myr
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 724 myr. This indicates that Pollux is approximately 724 million years old.

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  • 9. 

    How long does it take it complete his rotation cycle?

    • A.

      365days

    • B.

      290days

    • C.

      473days

    • D.

      558days

    Correct Answer
    D. 558days
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 558 days. This suggests that it takes 558 days to complete his rotation cycle.

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  • 10. 

    What is the rotational velocity of Pollux?

    • A.

      3km/s

    • B.

      2.8 km/s

    • C.

      2.2km/s

    • D.

      1.6km/s

    Correct Answer
    B. 2.8 km/s
    Explanation
    The rotational velocity refers to the speed at which an object rotates. In this case, the correct answer is 2.8km/s, indicating that the object is rotating at a speed of 2.8 kilometers per second.

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