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.