NASA Space Observation Quiz: Near Earth Objects!

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NASA Space Observation Quiz: Near Earth Objects!

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government which is laddened with the responsibility of handling and exercising civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace researches. It was formed on July 29, 1958, and has its headquarters in Washington, DC. This test is to ascertain your knowledge regarding the NEOs which have been observed over the years.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When was the message which suggested there was a chance 1997 XF11 could hit Earth in 2028 received? 
    • A. 

      1998

    • B. 

      1997

    • C. 

      1999

    • D. 

      2000

  • 2. 
    Based on orbit calculations of identified NEOs, the risk of future impact is assessed on how many scales? 
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      4

  • 3. 
    Spaceguard has been in existence since when? 
    • A. 

      1998

    • B. 

      1997

    • C. 

      1999

    • D. 

      2000

  • 4. 
    The initial US Congress mandate to NASA was to catalogue at least how many percent of NEOs which are at least 1 kilometer?
    • A. 

      90%

    • B. 

      95%

    • C. 

      80%

    • D. 

      100%

  • 5. 
    There used to be how many planets? 
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      7

  • 6. 
    Which of the following was decided by scientists to not be big enough? 
    • A. 

      Mercury 

    • B. 

      Pluto

    • C. 

      Eros

    • D. 

      Vesta

  • 7. 
    How many known dwarf planets exist?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      2

  • 8. 
    Halley's comet appears in how many years? 
    • A. 

      67

    • B. 

      28

    • C. 

      76

    • D. 

      53

  • 9. 
    Asteroids travel between the orbits of which of the following? 
    • A. 

      Jupiter and Pluto

    • B. 

      Mercury and Saturn

    • C. 

      Mars and Jupiter 

    • D. 

      Earth and Jupiter 

  • 10. 
    What's the diameter of Ceres?
    • A. 

      880km

    • B. 

      650km

    • C. 

      950km

    • D. 

      550km

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