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What do you know about stars, galaxies and constellations?
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1. A ball of ice and dust with a long, glowing tail is called what?
comet
meteor
asteroid
blue dwarf
2. What is a solar eclipse?
Sun blocked by another planet
Earth casts a shadow on Moon
Moon passes in front of Sun
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?
Ursa Major
Pegasus
Orion
Ursa Minor
5. What galaxy is closest to the Milky Way?
Triangulum
Cassiopeia
Centaurus
Andromeda
6. What is an astronomical unit?
diameter of the Sun
distance from Earth to Sun
diameter of the Earth
distance from Earth to Moon
7. What group of celestial objects includes rocky objects in orbit between Mars and Jupiter?
Oort cloud
asteroid belt
comets
Kuiper belt
8. What group of celestial objects exists at the very outer edge of the Solar System?
Asteroid belt
Comets
Kuiper belt
Oort cloud
9. Which of these objects is the farthest from the Sun?
Kuiper belt
Saturn
Neptune
90377 Sedna
10. What is the name of the theory that created the universe?
Nova
Milky Way
Big Bang
Heliocentrism
11. What is supernova?
stellar explosion
brightest star
spectral color
black hole
12. What is measured with cosmic year?
distance
sound
area
time
13. What is measured with light-year?
time
area
distance
speed
14. What is the position of celestial bodies during a lunar eclipse?
Earth is between Moon and Sun
Moon is between Earth and Sun
The Moon is above north pole
Sun is between Moon and Earth
15. What is Cassiopeia?
star
Jupiter's Moon
planet
constellation
16. How long it takes sunlight to reach the Earth?
8 seconds
8 hours
8 days
8 minutes
17. How often does Halley's comet pass the Earth?
75 years
175 years
5 years
375 years
18. What is Andromeda?
moon
planet
galaxy
star
19. When a large star collapses under its own weight, what does it become?
blue dwarf
red giant
nebula
black hole
20. What color are the largest stars?
blue
yellow
red
green
21. What do we call it when a large star collapses and creates a massive nuclear explosion?
protostar
nuclear fusion
supernova
nebulae
22. What process allows stars to produce so much heat and energy?
hydropower
photosynthesis
electric wind
nuclear fusion
23. What is the closest star to the Earth other than the Sun?
Capella
Sirius
Vega
Alpha Centauri
24. What is the brightest star in the night sky?
Sirius
Polaris
Vega
Sedna
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Level 75
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 41
Feb 9, 2021
@PeregrineFalcon

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