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What do you know about stars, galaxies and constellations?
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Last updated: February 11, 2021
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1. A ball of ice and dust with a long, glowing tail is called what?
blue dwarf
meteor
comet
asteroid
2. What is a solar eclipse?
Earth casts a shadow on Moon
Moon passes in front of Sun
Sun blocked by another planet
Moon blocked by another planet
3. How many constellations are there?
120
48
88
28
4. In which constellation is Polaris, also knows as North Star, located?
Pegasus
Orion
Ursa Major
Ursa Minor
5. What galaxy is closest to the Milky Way?
Triangulum
Andromeda
Centaurus
Cassiopeia
6. What is an astronomical unit?
distance from Earth to Sun
diameter of the Earth
distance from Earth to Moon
diameter of the Sun
7. What group of celestial objects includes rocky objects in orbit between Mars and Jupiter?
Kuiper belt
asteroid belt
comets
Oort cloud
8. What group of celestial objects exists at the very outer edge of the Solar System?
Comets
Oort cloud
Kuiper belt
Asteroid belt
9. Which of these objects is the farthest from the Sun?
Saturn
Kuiper belt
90377 Sedna
Neptune
10. What is the name of the theory that created the universe?
Heliocentrism
Big Bang
Nova
Milky Way
11. What is supernova?
brightest star
black hole
spectral color
stellar explosion
12. What is measured with cosmic year?
sound
area
time
distance
13. What is measured with light-year?
distance
area
speed
time
14. What is the position of celestial bodies during a lunar eclipse?
Moon is between Earth and Sun
The Moon is above north pole
Earth is between Moon and Sun
Sun is between Moon and Earth
15. What is Cassiopeia?
Jupiter's Moon
star
constellation
planet
16. How long it takes sunlight to reach the Earth?
8 minutes
8 hours
8 days
8 seconds
17. How often does Halley's comet pass the Earth?
175 years
5 years
75 years
375 years
18. What is Andromeda?
galaxy
moon
planet
star
19. When a large star collapses under its own weight, what does it become?
nebula
red giant
black hole
blue dwarf
20. What color are the largest stars?
blue
yellow
green
red
21. What do we call it when a large star collapses and creates a massive nuclear explosion?
nuclear fusion
nebulae
protostar
supernova
22. What process allows stars to produce so much heat and energy?
electric wind
nuclear fusion
photosynthesis
hydropower
23. What is the closest star to the Earth other than the Sun?
Sirius
Vega
Capella
Alpha Centauri
24. What is the brightest star in the night sky?
Sedna
Polaris
Vega
Sirius
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Level 76
Feb 9, 2021
Andromeda is a constellation. The Andromeda Galaxy is a galaxy (located within the Andromeda, the constellation).
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Level 53
Feb 10, 2021
Thanks, I didn't know that. How would you reformulate the question?
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Level 40
Feb 9, 2021
@PeregrineFalcon

Ayup, I get the two confused sometimes when they just call it "Andromeda" lol