Statistics for Astronomy General Knowledge Quiz #2

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  • This quiz has been taken 2,317 times
  • The average score is 10 of 20

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HintAnswer% Correct
What planet in the solar system is not named after a Roman or Greek god?Earth
95%
I move at 299 million meters a second. What am I?The Speed of Light
88%
Which other galaxy is closest to the Milky Way?Andromeda
85%
Which planet in our solar system has the longest day?Venus
85%
What is the latin name for the Sun?Sol
80%
What is the name of the brightest star in the night sky?Sirius
77%
What astronomer was famously tried for heresy by the Catholic Church?Galileo Galilei
69%
What is the name of Saturn's largest moon?Titan
65%
What is a colloquial name for the star Polaris?The North Star
64%
What was the first man-made object to orbit the Earth?Sputnik
63%
In 1066, what object appeared in the sky, signalling bad luck to King Harold of England?Halley's Comet
60%
What part of the Moon did Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin land in?Sea of Tranquility
55%
What is the name of a star in the constellation Orion, or a kids' TV show and movie?Betelgeuse
36%
What word means to orbit in the opposite direction of the spin of the object you're orbiting?Retrograde
30%
How many officially recognized constellations are there?88
26%
When the Sun's magnetic field is distorted, what phenomena is created?Sunspots
24%
What Greco-Egyptian astronomer was the authority on stars in the Middle Ages?Ptolemy
16%
Which modern constellation is the largest?Hydra
12%
What observational satellite crashed into Mercury in April 2015 after studying it for 4 years?Messenger
7%
What is the name of the most prominent crater on the Moon?Tycho
7%

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