95+ Astronomy Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

Who was the first person in space?
Yuri Gagarin
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What is the cargo of a spacecraft called?
Payload
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What is Pluto's period of revolution around the sun?
247.7 Earth Years
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What is the study of stars, planets and galaxies called?
Astronomy
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Where is the Sun plotted on the Hertzprung-Russell diagram?
Main Sequence
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Which astronomical body is 3.67 billion miles from the sun?
Pluto
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Who was the first African-American female astronaut?
Dr. Mae Jemison
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Where on the moon did people first land a spacecraft?
The Sea Of Tranquility
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What is seventh planet in order of distance from the sun?
Uranus
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By what name is a quasi-stellar radio source better known?
Quasar
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What does the first "A" in NASA stand for?
Aeronautics
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What is the constellation in the shape of a winged horse called?
Pegasus
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The Horsehead Nebula can be found in what constellation?
Orion
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What star is labeled Alpha Ursa Minoris?
Polaris
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Who is credited with creating the "Big Bang Theory"?
Georges Lemaitre
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Who first proposed the heliocentric model of the solar system?
Aristarcus
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What astrological sign starts on January 21st?
Aquarius
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What agency maintains the U.S. space program?
NASA
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Between which two planets does the asteroid belt lie?
Mars And Jupiter
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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 is the distance that light travels in a year called?
Light Year
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What are the "Big Dipper" and "Orion" examples of in the night sky?
Constellations
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What rocket launched the Apollo program?
Saturn
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Which Apollo Mission was launched on November 14, 1969?
Apollo 12
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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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