Progressive Space Knowledge Test

See how your knowledge of outer space compares to other quizzers. See how far you can progress through this space knowledge bee!
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Last updated: August 11, 2022
First submittedMarch 16, 2022
Times taken27
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What is the largest planet in our solar system?
Jupiter
Who is generally rewarded as being the first man on the moon?
Neil Armstrong
A commonly used measurement in astrology is the distance that what travels in one year?
Light
What is the major US space agency acronym?
NASA
What was the name of the movie starring Tom Hanks about a famous failed moon landing?
Apollo 13
What is the name of our galaxy?
Milky Way Galaxy
What does the U in UFO stand for?
Unidentified
Which object is often considered the most expensive thing ever made on Earth?
International Space Station
What is the name of a gravitational field so strong, even light cannot escape it?
Black Hole
Which Soviet satellite, launched in 1957, began the 'Space Race'?
Sputnik 1
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What is the name of the phenomena when the moon blocks out the Sun's light?
Solar Eclipse
To the nearest minute, how long does it take sunlight to reach Earth?
8 minutes
What is the closest known sun to our solar system?
Proxima Centauri
What is the most common type of star found in our galaxy?
Red Dwarf
What is the name of our closest known galaxy (besides our own)?
Andromeda
What is the largest object in the asteroid belt?
Ceres
What is the largest moon in our solar system?
Ganymede
From which city did the astronomers who made the first written observation of Jupiter from?
Babylon
What is the name of Mercury's unique atmosphere?
Exosphere
What is the name of the nebula that is the coldest known place in the universe?
Boomerang Nebula
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Level 61
Mar 16, 2022
Thanks for playing! I will review the answer stats and reorder them after a few days, given my space knowledge is minimal, and my conception of what is more common knowledge is not very good to say the least. Hope you enjoyed the quiz though!
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Level 56
Mar 17, 2022
Cool, though the moon is just projected from a Hollywood Studio, everyone knows that.
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Level 61
Mar 17, 2022
Lol, thanks!