95+ Astronomy Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

What was the first planet discovered with the aid of a telescope?
Uranus
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How many earth days does it take for Mercury to circle the Sun?
88
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What are the huge storms that the sun produces called?
Solar Storms
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What was the first probe to land on Venus?
Venera 9
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What is the only moon in the solar system that has an atmosphere?
Titan
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What is Jupiter mostly made of?
Gas
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What is the place where projectors are used to show the night sky?
Planetarium
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What is the name for the boundary around a black hole, beyond which events cannot affect the observer?
Event Horizon
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What kind of star system is Algol?
Binary Star System
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The word "lunar" means something related to what?
Moon
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Who was the third person to walk on the moon?
Pete Conrad
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What is Uranus' period of revolution around the sun?
84.01 Earth Years
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Which gas comprises most of Venus' atmosphere?
Carbon Dioxide
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What is the name for a body in orbit around the Sun?
Planet
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The path traveled by a body in space is known as what?
Orbit
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I am the galaxy closest in light years to the Milky Way Galaxy?
Andromeda
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Which Apollo mission was launched on January 31, 1971?
Apollo 14
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What does the astronomical object called Charon orbit?
Pluto
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Where on the moon did people first land a spacecraft?
The Sea Of Tranquility
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How long does it take for the moon to revolve around the earth?
28 Days
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The Horsehead Nebula can be found in what constellation?
Orion
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How many days was Skylab III in space?
84
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Who first proposed the heliocentric model of the solar system?
Aristarcus
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What star is labeled Alpha Ursa Minoris?
Polaris
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Astronomy Trivia

Did you know why the sun and the moon appear to be the same size in the sky even though the sun is 400 times larger than the moon? It turns out it’s all to do with perspective as the moon is 400 times further away from Earth. Cool, huh? Learn more about this scientific subject, including famous astronauts, constellations, star signs, planets, and terminology, in these astronomy trivia questions and answers.

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