Trivia Questions On Space

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  • 1. 
    What is the closest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way?
    • A. 

      Andromeda Galaxy

    • B. 

      Small Magellanic Cloud

    • C. 

      Large Magellanic Cloud

    • D. 

      Messier 33

  • 2. 
    What time of day should you view meteor showers to see them burn their brightest?
    • A. 

      It Doesn't Matter

    • B. 

      Just Before Dawn

    • C. 

      Just After Sunset

    • D. 

      At Exactly Midnight

  • 3. 
    Who said "In the center rests the sun"?
    • A. 

      Claudius Ptolemy

    • B. 

      Johannes Kepler

    • C. 

      Tycho Brahe

    • D. 

      Nicolaus Copernicus

  • 4. 
    What measure compares stars by their theoretical brightness if placed at a uniform distance?
    • A. 

      Alpha Magnitude

    • B. 

      Apparent Magnitude

    • C. 

      Angular Magnitude

    • D. 

      Absolute Magnitude

  • 5. 
    Which star has almost the same luminosity, mass and surface temperature as our sun?
    • A. 

      Alpha Centauri B

    • B. 

      Alpha Centauri C

    • C. 

      Alpha Centauri A

    • D. 

      Alpha Centauri S

  • 6. 
    Material composed of antiparticles is known as what?
    • A. 

      Anti-Matter

    • B. 

      Dark-Matter

    • C. 

      Light-Matter

    • D. 

      Opposite-Matter

  • 7. 
    How is the Sun's energy generated?
    • A. 

      Solar Flares

    • B. 

      Helium Fission

    • C. 

      Hydrogen Fusion

    • D. 

      Hydrogen Fission

  • 8. 
    Which Mercury Seven astronaut became grounded during project Mercury but went on to fly fifteen years later in the Apollo-Soyuz test project?
    • A. 

      Walter Schirra

    • B. 

      Deke Slayton

    • C. 

      Gus Grissom

    • D. 

      Gordon Cooper

  • 9. 
    What former astronaut died of cancer just before he was to take a political office?
    • A. 

      Pete Conrad

    • B. 

      Deke Slayton

    • C. 

      Gus Grissom

    • D. 

      Jack Swigert

  • 10. 
    What ancient Greek philosopher believed the sun to be a blazing rock and used that model to correctly explain eclipses?
    • A. 

      Anaximander

    • B. 

      Archimedes

    • C. 

      Anaxagoras

    • D. 

      Heraclites

  • 11. 
    What famous astronomer was Tycho Brahe's assistant?
    • A. 

      Nicolaus Copernicus

    • B. 

      Claudius Ptolemy

    • C. 

      Albert Einstein

    • D. 

      Johannes Kepler

  • 12. 
    Believed to have portals used for solar observations, Hovenweep Castle was built by what people?
    • A. 

      Anasazi

    • B. 

      Hovenweep

    • C. 

      Pueblo

    • D. 

      English

  • 13. 
    Whose First Law of Planetary Motion says that every planet's orbit is an ellipse?
    • A. 

      Kepler

    • B. 

      Einstein

    • C. 

      Galileo

    • D. 

      Copernicus

  • 14. 
    What are the cold remains of a white dwarf called after all its thermal energy has been exhausted?
    • A. 

      Black Dwarf

    • B. 

      Black Hole

    • C. 

      Black Star

    • D. 

      Blackbody

  • 15. 
    If two planets are three units apart, the force of gravity is how much less than if they were one unit apart?
    • A. 

      One-Ninth

    • B. 

      Two-Thirds

    • C. 

      One-Third

    • D. 

      One-Half

  • 16. 
    Which one of these satellites in our solar system is thought to be a "water world"?
    • A. 

      Deimos

    • B. 

      Io

    • C. 

      Titan

    • D. 

      Europa

  • 17. 
    Which planet does not tilt as it travels in its orbit ?
    • A. 

      Venus

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Jupiter

    • D. 

      Saturn

  • 18. 
    Which planet was first seen in 1846?
    • A. 

      Jupiter

    • B. 

      Pluto

    • C. 

      Uranus

    • D. 

      Neptune

  • 19. 
    What is said to connect a black hole to a white hole in an alternate universe?
    • A. 

      The Schwartzchild Radius

    • B. 

      The Singularity

    • C. 

      Einstein-Rosen Bridge

    • D. 

      The Event Horizon

  • 20. 
    Who were the only two astronauts who flew to the Moon and also flew the space shuttle?
    • A. 

      John Young, Thomas Mattingly

    • B. 

      Alan Shepard, Gene Cernan

    • C. 

      Dick Gordon, Alan Bean

    • D. 

      Al Worden, Mike Collins

  • 21. 
    One parsec, a unit of distance in professional astronomy, is the equivalent of how many light years?
    • A. 

      5.26

    • B. 

      2.5

    • C. 

      3.26

    • D. 

      1.26

  • 22. 
    One light-year, the distance light travels in a vacuum in one year, is equivalent to how many miles?
    • A. 

      5.87 trillion

    • B. 

      4.68 billion

    • C. 

      6.78 trillion

    • D. 

      3.2 trillion

  • 23. 
    What planet was almost named "George's Star", after George III?
    • A. 

      Uranus

    • B. 

      Saturn

    • C. 

      Jupiter

    • D. 

      Pluto

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