Statistics for Astrophysics Quiz

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HintAnswer% Correct
Spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from the Milky Way. In the future may form a giant galaxy with the Milky Way.Andromeda
92%
The most common element on Earth, forming much of its core.Iron
86%
Type of matter hypothesized to account for 27% of the total mass–energy of the known universe.Dark matter
84%
Which planet is about 2.3 light-minutes distance from earth?Venus
81%
Planet whose mass is 2.5 times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined.Jupiter
78%
Geometric theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in 1916.General Relativity
77%
Which planet as an orbital period of about 88 Earth days?Mercury
76%
Boundary around a black hole beyond which events inside it cannot affect an outside observer.Event Horizon
75%
Extremely luminous burst of radiation of a dying massive star.Supernova
74%
Hypothetical topological feature of spacetime that would fundamentally be a "shortcut" through spacetime.Wormhole
74%
Unit of energy, work, or amount of heat in the International System of Units, with symbol J.Joule
73%
Highly magnetized rotating neutron star that emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation.Pulsar
73%
Type of stellar remnant that can exist for trillions of years and will be the fate of the Sun.White dwarf
73%
Jupiter's moon hypothesized to have a water ocean beneath its surface that could support life.Europa
72%
Nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei collide at a very high energy and join to form a new type of atomic nucleus.Nuclear Fusion
69%
Subatomic particle with no electric charge and with a mean lifetime of 15 minutes (when free).Neutron
68%
Natural science conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves.physics
66%
Subatomic particle with a positive electric charge and composed of 2 up quarks and 1 down quark.Proton
66%
Satellite of Jupiter and the largest moon in the Solar System. May have layered oceans beneath its surface.Ganymede
64%
Theoretical framework in which the point-like particles of particle physics are replaced by one-dimensional objects called strings.String theory
64%
Extremely high frequency electromagnetic radiation.Gamma ray
63%
The third-most abundant element in the universe.Oxygen
61%
Which conic section is the shape of a planetary orbit?Ellipse
59%
English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as the most influential scientist of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution.Isaac Newton
59%
Radiation that is predicted to be released by black holes, due to quantum effects near the event horizon.Hawking radiation
51%
Elementary particles that combine to form composite particles called hadrons, the most stable of which are protons and neutrons.Quarks
51%
Astronomer known for showing that the recessional velocity of a galaxy increases with its distance from the earth, implying the universe is expanding.Edwin Hubble
48%
Red supergiant of the constellation of Orion that is predicted to explode in a supernova in the near future.Betelgeuse
45%
A measure of a thermodynamic system's disorder, or a measure of progressing towards thermodynamic equilibrium.Entropy
45%
Electrically neutral, weakly interacting elementary subatomic particle.Neutrino
45%
Ripples in the curvature of spacetime that propagate as a wave.Gravitational waves
44%
Elementary particle responsible for the mechanism that gives mass to some other fundamental particles.Higgs boson
43%
As of 2014 is the largest and most complex experimental facilitiy ever built.Large Hadron Collider
42%
The force carrier for the electromagnetic interaction.Photon
41%
The most energetic and distant members of a class of objects called active galactic nuclei.Quasar
36%
Physical constant that is the quantum of action in quantum mechanics.Planck constant
31%
What is the wavelength of the cosmic background radiation?Microwave
28%
Particle physics theory concerning the electromagnetic, weak, and strong interactions of the known subatomic particles.Standard Model
24%
Mathematical term in the Einstein equations for general relativity that accounts for a expanding universe. It is the value of the energy density of the vacuum of space.Cosmological constant
23%

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