Do You Know The Asteroid Belts?

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Do You Know The Asteroid Belts? - Quiz

The asteroid belt is a belt in outer space that had little asteroids also known as minor planets. The minor planets do not qualify to become a planet because they are very small, the largest Asteroid belt is about the size of a star and its name is Care, take a test on Asteroid belts.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where is the asteroid belt?

    • A.

      Earth

    • B.

      Outer space

    • C.

      Neptune

    • D.

      Jupiter

    Correct Answer
    B. Outer space
    Explanation
    The asteroid belt is located in outer space. It is a region between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter where numerous asteroids are found. These asteroids are remnants from the early formation of the solar system and are primarily composed of rock and metal. The asteroid belt is not located on Earth, Neptune, or Jupiter.

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  • 2. 

    Which is not an asteroid?

    • A.

      Ceres

    • B.

      Europa

    • C.

      Africana

    • D.

      Pallas

    Correct Answer
    C. Africana
    Explanation
    The options given in the question are names of celestial bodies. Ceres, Europa, and Pallas are all known to be asteroids. However, Africana is not a known asteroid.

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  • 3. 

    What's the largest object around the belt?

    • A.

      Black hole

    • B.

      Commet

    • C.

      Space rock

    • D.

      Cere

    Correct Answer
    D. Cere
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Cere" because a cere is a large, rounded object or structure. In the context of the question, it is likely referring to the largest object around the belt being a large, rounded celestial body or asteroid.

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  • 4. 

    What's an asteroid belt?

    • A.

      A group of planets

    • B.

      A circular rock

    • C.

      A circumstellar disc

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. A circumstellar disc
    Explanation
    A circumstellar disc refers to a disk-shaped region in space that surrounds a star, typically consisting of dust, gas, and debris. It is commonly found in young star systems and is believed to be the birthplace of planets. An asteroid belt, on the other hand, is a specific type of circumstellar disc located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, where numerous asteroids orbit the Sun. Therefore, the answer "A circumstellar disc" accurately describes what an asteroid belt is.

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  • 5. 

    What are asteroids known as?

    • A.

      Underground

    • B.

      Minor planets

    • C.

      Rocky hood

    • D.

      Milky way

    Correct Answer
    B. Minor planets
    Explanation
    Asteroids are known as minor planets because they are celestial objects that orbit the Sun and are smaller than planets. They are composed of rocky and metallic materials and are remnants from the early formation of the solar system. While they are often referred to as "space rocks" or "rocky hood," the term "minor planets" is the more accurate and widely accepted term for these objects.

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  • 6. 

    What are known as S-type?

    • A.

      Silicon

    • B.

      Silicate

    • C.

      Silver

    • D.

      Syphon

    Correct Answer
    B. Silicate
    Explanation
    Silicate is known as S-type because it refers to a type of mineral or compound that contains silicon and oxygen. Silicates are the most abundant minerals on Earth's crust and play a crucial role in the formation of rocks and minerals. They are characterized by their structure, which consists of silicon-oxygen tetrahedra linked together in various ways. Silicates have diverse applications, including in construction materials, ceramics, glass, and even as components in some pharmaceuticals.

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  • 7. 

    Who discovered Ceres?

    • A.

      Grue Jeso

    • B.

      Gruseppe Piazzi

    • C.

      Gueva Deso

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Gruseppe Piazzi
    Explanation
    Giuseppe Piazzi is credited with the discovery of the dwarf planet Ceres. In 1801, Piazzi, an Italian astronomer, observed a small celestial object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. He initially believed it to be a comet but soon realized it was a new celestial body. Piazzi named it Ceres after the Roman goddess of agriculture and fertility. This discovery marked the first identification of an asteroid and paved the way for further understanding of the solar system's composition.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these is also known as a dwarf planet?

    • A.

      Ceres

    • B.

      Pallas

    • C.

      Europa

    • D.

      Africana

    Correct Answer
    A. Ceres
    Explanation
    Ceres is also known as a dwarf planet.

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  • 9. 

    Who discovered Pallas?

    • A.

      Ollie Twist

    • B.

      Hernrich Olbers

    • C.

      Dibin Debra

    • D.

      Bruno James

    Correct Answer
    B. Hernrich Olbers
    Explanation
    Hernrich Olbers is the correct answer because he was the German astronomer who discovered the asteroid Pallas in 1802. Olbers made significant contributions to the field of astronomy, including the discovery of several other asteroids and the formulation of Olbers' paradox, which addresses the question of why the night sky is dark if the universe is infinite and filled with stars.

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  • 10. 

    When was Neptune discovered?

    • A.

      1900

    • B.

      1846

    • C.

      1800

    • D.

      1789

    Correct Answer
    B. 1846
    Explanation
    Neptune was discovered in 1846. This was the year when the French astronomer Urbain Le Verrier and the English astronomer John Couch Adams independently predicted the existence and position of an unknown planet based on irregularities in the orbit of Uranus. German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle then observed and confirmed the presence of Neptune on September 23, 1846. Therefore, 1846 is the correct answer for when Neptune was discovered.

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