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.