Friday, March 9, 2012

Trivia Quiz #85 - Space Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Space science trivia questions, with the answers.
  1. What was the name of the American mission to land a man on the Moon?
  2. What was the name of the American space station?
  3. Which country built the Saturn V rocket?
  4. From which areas of space can there be no escape?
  5. Who was the first man to walk on the Moon?
  6. Which objects in space emit energy in pulses?
  7. What travels around the Sun at an average speed of 185 miles per
  8. Which is the second lightest element in the universe?
  9. How many moons does Neptune have?
  10. What is the name of the thousands of small bodies which orbit the
  11. What effect is red shift an example of?
  12. How far does the Sun's gravitational influence extend?
  13. What can contract to give birth to a star?
  14. Proteus and Nereid are moons of which planet?
  15. What is the Milky Way?
  16. What is the name for the study of the structure of the universe?
  17. What units are used for measuring distances in the universe?
  18. What is another name for a shooting or falling star?
  19. What is the Latin name for the North Star?
  20. Scientists study the red shift to investigate which aspect of
  21. Which planet possesses the Galilean satellites?
  22. What is brighter than a hundred million suns?
  23. Who developed the 'aperture synthesis' method of radio astronomy?
  24. Which planet was located only in 1930?
  25. What is a parsec?
  26. Saturn's ring has how many sections?
  27. What was the name of two space probes launched in 1977 which sent
    back remarkable pictures of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune?
  28. Which planet has one moon called Charon?
  29. What are the clouds of interstellar dust, said to be the birthplace
    of stars?
  30. Which gas forms 30% of the Sun's mass?
  31. Which scientist first determined how stars make elements?
  32. What is the astronomical unit equal to 32,616 light years?
  33. What name is given to the explosive death of a star?
  34. Which is the second largest planet in the solar system?
  35. Which planet has been the focus of investigations for signs of life?
  36. In the general theory of relativity what causes space-time to be
  37. Which space probes failed to find life on Mars?
  38. Which type of celestial object emits bursts of energy at regular
  39. Which was the last Apollo mission?
  40. Which force is nothing more than the bending of space and time?
  41. Which star is as bright as 23 Suns, and is orbited by the Pup?
  42. What is the defining feature of a neutron star?

Answers to Quiz #85 - Space Trivia Quiz

  1. Apollo project.
  2. Skylab.
  3. USA.
  4. Black holes.
  5. Neil Armstrong.
  6. Pulsars.
  7. The earth.
  8. Helium.
  9. Eight.
  10. Asteroids.
  11. Doppler effect.
  12. About 1.5 light years.
  13. A nebula.
  14. Neptune.
  15. The local galaxy.
  16. Cosmology.
  17. Light years.
  18. Meteor.
  19. Polaris.
  20. The expansion of the universe.
  21. Jupiter.
  22. A supernova.
  23. Martin Ryle.
  24. Pluto.
  25. A unit of distance.
  26. Three.
  27. Voyager I and II.
  28. Pluto.
  29. Nebulae.
  30. Helium.
  31. Fred Hoyle.
  32. Parsec.
  33. Supernova.
  34. Saturn.
  35. Mars.
  36. Mass.
  37. Viking probes.
  38. Pulsar.
  39. Apollo 17.
  40. Gravitational force.
  41. Sirius.
  42. Great density.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Trivia Quiz #84 - Space Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Space science trivia quiz questions.
  1. What is the name of the force which keeps the planets in orbit around
    the sun?
  2. Which planet is covered by clouds of sulphuric acid?
  3. Which planet is named after the Roman god of war?
  4. Which planet is closest to the sun?
  5. Which two planets take less time than Earth to orbit the sun?
  6. Which planet has a day which lasts eight months?
  7. What is the term for a natural satellite?
  8. Who was the first man in space?
  9. Which was the first space probe to leave the solar system?
  10. How many US space shuttles are there?
  11. What is the approximate temperature at the surface of the Sun?
  12. What force bends light rays travelling though the universe?
  13. What is almost halfway through its 10-billion-year life, will expand
    to become a red giant and then shrink to become a white dwarf?
  14. Which planet orbits the Sun four times in the time it takes the Earth
    to go round once?
  15. What name was given to the invisible material once thought to occupy
    all space?
  16. Which is the largest moon in the solar system?
  17. Where is the Palomar telescope?
  18. Where, theoretically, might one find objects squeezed to an infinite
  19. Which is the largest moon of Saturn?
  20. Who was the first Cambridge professor of radio astronomy?
  21. Who discovered Uranus?
  22. Which is the largest planet in the solar system?
  23. What is the smallest planet in the solar system?
  24. Which is the brightest comet in the solar system?
  25. What would you find if you travelled to the centre of the solar
  26. How many planets are there in the solar system?
  27. Which planet is named after the Roman goddess of love?
  28. What kind of extraterrestrial objet has been named after the
    17th-century astronomer Edmond Halley?
  29. What was the first artificial satellite?
  30. What is the name of the space shuttle destroyed in midair 28 Jan
  31. Where is the chromosphere?
  32. What, ultimately, will the sun become?
  33. Which planet takes almost 30 Earth years to orbit the sun?
  34. What is the most distant object visible to the naked eye?
  35. Which planet is the densest?
  36. What is the name given to the super dense stars that sometimes result
    form a supernova?
  37. What is the name of the theory that the universe appears the same
    wherever and whenever viewed?
  38. Which planet has the Great Red Spot?
  39. What shape is the Milky Way?
  40. When was the first Pioneer space probe launched?
  41. Which planet id named after the sky-god who was father of the Titans?
  42. Who was the first living creature in space?
  43. Visible sunspots vary in number according to a cycle of how many
  44. Which planet is usually the furthest form the Sun, but sometimes is

Answers to Quiz #84 - Space Trivia Quiz

  1. Gravity.
  2. Venus.
  3. Mars.
  4. Mercury.
  5. Mercury and Venus.
  6. Venus.
  7. Moon.
  8. Yuri Gagarin.
  9. Pioneer 10.
  10. Four: Columbia, Endeavour, Discovery, Atlantis.
  11. 5,800 K (5.,530 C).
  12. Gravity.
  13. The sun.
  14. Mercury.
  15. Ether.
  16. Ganymede.
  17. Mount Palomar, California.
  18. Black Hole.
  19. Titan.
  20. Martin Ryle.
  21. William Herschel.
  22. Jupiter.
  23. Pluto.
  24. Halley's comet.
  25. The Sun.
  26. Nine.
  27. Venus.
  28. A Comet.
  29. Sputnik 1.
  30. Challenger.
  31. Sun.
  32. A white dwarf.
  33. Saturn.
  34. Andromeda galaxy.
  35. Earth.
  36. Neutron Stars.
  37. Steady-state theory.
  38. Jupiter.
  39. Spiral.
  40. 1958.
  41. Uranus.
  42. Laika, a dog on board the Sputnik 2.
  43. Eleven.
  44. Pluto.