95+ Astronomy Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

Who described the rings of Saturn as "ears of a teacup"?
Galileo
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What was the name of the first artificial satellite launched into space?
Sputnik I
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What does the astronomical object called Charon orbit?
Pluto
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What color of star has the hottest surface temperature?
Blue
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How long does it take for the moon to revolve around the earth?
28 Days
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Who was the first African-American female astronaut?
Dr. Mae Jemison
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What is the study of stars, planets and galaxies called?
Astronomy
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What agency maintains the U.S. space program?
NASA
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Which is the slowest orbiting planet?
Pluto
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Mariner IV sent the first pictures of which planet back to earth?
Mars
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What fraction of Earth's gravity is the Moon's gravity?
One-Sixth
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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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How many astronauts manned each Apollo mission?
3
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What rocket launched the Apollo program?
Saturn
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I am the galaxy closest in light years to the Milky Way Galaxy?
Andromeda
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What is the place where projectors are used to show the night sky?
Planetarium
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The Horsehead Nebula can be found in what constellation?
Orion
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How many stars make up the Big Dipper?
7
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What is the name of the spacecraft that took the first men to the moon?
Apollo 11
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What is seventh planet in order of distance from the sun?
Uranus
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Who was the third person to walk on the moon?
Pete Conrad
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Who was the first U.S. woman astronaut?
Sally Ride
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What star, next to the Sun, is nearest to Earth?
Alpha Centauri
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How many days was Skylab III in space?
84
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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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