What Do You Know About Castor?

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What Do You Know About Castor? - Quiz

Castor is the second brightest star in the night sky. It is believed to be significantly fainter than Beta Geminorum its twin and constitute the constellation gemini together with Pollux.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The castor star is also known as 

    • A. 

      Beta Geminorum 

    • B. 

      Alpha Geminorum

    • C. 

      Pollux

    • D. 

      Equinox

    Correct Answer
    B. Alpha Geminorum
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Alpha Geminorum. The castor star, also known as Alpha Geminorum, is one of the two brightest stars in the constellation Gemini. It is a multiple star system, consisting of six stars orbiting each other. Castor is located about 51 light-years away from Earth and is easily visible in the night sky.

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  • 2. 

    The apparent magnitude of Castor A is 

    • A. 

      1.93

    • B. 

      1.80

    • C. 

      1.70

    • D. 

      1.60

    Correct Answer
    A. 1.93
  • 3. 

    Castor was recorded as a double star in 

    • A. 

      1817

    • B. 

      1718

    • C. 

      1809

    • D. 

      1972

    Correct Answer
    B. 1718
  • 4. 

    Castor was recorded as a double star by 

    • A. 

      Edward Luke

    • B. 

      Jean Freud

    • C. 

      Thomas Button

    • D. 

      James Pound

    Correct Answer
    D. James Pound
    Explanation
    James Pound recorded Castor as a double star.

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  • 5. 

    The apparent magnitude of Castor B is 

    • A. 

      2.0

    • B. 

      3.0

    • C. 

      4.0

    • D. 

      1.0

    Correct Answer
    B. 3.0
    Explanation
    The apparent magnitude of a celestial object is a measure of its brightness as seen from Earth. The lower the magnitude, the brighter the object appears. In this case, Castor B has an apparent magnitude of 3.0, indicating that it is moderately bright and visible to the naked eye.

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  • 6. 

    The third star of the Castor system is how many inches distant from others?

    • A. 

      70 inches

    • B. 

      60 inches

    • C. 

      50 inches

    • D. 

      73 inches

    Correct Answer
    D. 73 inches
    Explanation
    The third star of the Castor system is 73 inches distant from the others.

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  • 7. 

    The distance between Castor A and B to how many inches in 2017?

    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      80

    Correct Answer
    B. 6
  • 8. 

    The Castor is how many light years away from the earth?

    • A. 

      50 light years

    • B. 

      69 light years

    • C. 

      51 light years

    • D. 

      55 light years

    Correct Answer
    C. 51 light years
    Explanation
    The Castor is located approximately 51 light years away from the Earth.

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  • 9. 

    Castor is an 

    • A. 

      Am star

    • B. 

      Flar star

    • C. 

      Variable star

    • D. 

      By Dra star

    Correct Answer
    A. Am star
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Am star." However, without any additional context or information about the question, it is difficult to provide a specific explanation for why this answer is correct. It is possible that the question is related to stellar classifications, and "Am star" refers to a specific type of star that exhibits peculiarities in its spectral lines. These peculiarities could be caused by the star's chemical composition or magnetic fields. However, without more information, this is just a speculative explanation.

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  • 10. 

    The name 'Castor' has what origin?

    • A. 

      Arabic

    • B. 

      Korean

    • C. 

      Roman 

    • D. 

      Greek

    Correct Answer
    D. Greek
    Explanation
    The name 'Castor' has Greek origin. This can be inferred from the fact that Castor is a figure from Greek mythology, specifically from the story of Castor and Pollux, also known as the Dioscuri. Castor and Pollux were twin brothers who were revered as gods in ancient Greece. Therefore, it is logical to conclude that the name 'Castor' originated from Greek culture and mythology.

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