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  • 1. 
    Who was the commander of the first U.S. Space Shuttle mission?
    • A. 

      Robert Crippen

    • B. 

      Ron McNairy

    • C. 

      Thomas Mattingly

    • D. 

      John Young

  • 2. 
    The Horsehead Nebula can be found in what constellation?
    • A. 

      Orion

    • B. 

      Pegasus

    • C. 

      Aquarius

    • D. 

      Ursa Major

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not a constellation?
    • A. 

      Horologium

    • B. 

      Microscopium

    • C. 

      Telescopium

    • D. 

      Trapezium

  • 4. 
    How often does sunspot activity reach its lowest point?
    • A. 

      10.6 Years

    • B. 

      11.3 Years

    • C. 

      12.1 Years

    • D. 

      11.9 Years

  • 5. 
    After the Centauri system, what is the next farthest star from our sun?
    • A. 

      Wolf 359

    • B. 

      Barnard's Star

    • C. 

      Vega

    • D. 

      Sirius A

  • 6. 
    Who discovered the supernova and was the first to theorize that stars "die"?
    • A. 

      Galileo Galilei

    • B. 

      Nicolas Copernicus

    • C. 

      Tycho Brahe

    • D. 

      Johannes Kepler

  • 7. 
    Which tiny moon orbiting the asteroid Ida was discovered in 1994?
    • A. 

      Icarus

    • B. 

      Dactyl

    • C. 

      Eros

    • D. 

      Deimos

  • 8. 
    How many rings does the planet Saturn have?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      7

  • 9. 
    What scientist discovered that sunspots occur in an eleven-year cycle?
    • A. 

      Kepler

    • B. 

      Brahe

    • C. 

      Galileo

    • D. 

      Newton

  • 10. 
    What is the 6th planet from the sun in our solar system?
    • A. 

      Venus

    • B. 

      Uranus

    • C. 

      Saturn

    • D. 

      Jupiter

  • 11. 
    What type of object does the "no-hair" theory describe?
    • A. 

      Asteroid

    • B. 

      Comet

    • C. 

      Black Hole

    • D. 

      Meteor

  • 12. 
    What is it called when the Earth, Sun and Moon lie in a straight-line configuration?
    • A. 

      Triclips

    • B. 

      Equinox

    • C. 

      Syzygy

    • D. 

      Lineruper

  • 13. 
    The term, "black hole", was named by American physicist, John Wheeler, in which year?
    • A. 

      1927

    • B. 

      1947

    • C. 

      1957

    • D. 

      1967

  • 14. 
    What does the color of a star indicate?
    • A. 

      Size And Distance

    • B. 

      Age And Distance

    • C. 

      Distance And Temperature

    • D. 

      Temperature And Age

  • 15. 
    The Sun's mass is approximately how many times as great as Earth's?
    • A. 

      10,000 Times

    • B. 

      330,000 Times

    • C. 

      800 Times

    • D. 

      1 Million Times

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