Statistics for Space and Astronomy General Knowledge

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  • The average score is 13 of 25

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HintAnswer% Correct
Demoted to a dwarf planet in 2005-2006Pluto
99%
List the first letter of each of the eight planets, in order, starting with the closest to the sunMVEMJSUN
89%
Rocky objects orbiting the sun. There are lots between Mars and Jupiter.Asteroid
82%
The most abundant element in the universeHydrogen
81%
Famous scientist who created three laws of motionIsaac Newton
78%
Mysterious invisible stuff that seems to account for most of the weight of the universeDark matter
71%
Famous scientist who discovered time dilationAlbert Einstein
68%
The type of nuclear reaction that provides energy for starsFusion
68%
The element produced from the above in the process mentioned in question #8Helium
67%
Artist who created famous 'Starry Night' paintingVincent van Gogh
67%
Tallest mountain on any planet in the solar systemOlympus Mons
58%
The most famous example of this CThe Speed of Light
58%
Any planet that orbits a star outside of our solar systemExoplanet
57%
Famous guide to the galaxy with the words "DON'T PANIC" written in large, friendly letters on the coverHitchhiker's
47%
Polish mathematician and astronomer who proposed the Heliocentric model of the solar systemNicolaus Copernicus
47%
Planet mathematically predicted any subsequently discovered thanks to the discoveries of the aboveNeptune
45%
Rapidly spinning neutron starPulsar
39%
Largest moon of the aboveCharon
37%
Ancient, most luminous and energetic objects yet discovered in the observable universeQuasar
34%
Scientist famous for unifying the work of the above with quantum mechanicsStephen Hawking
29%
The C in E=MC^2 stands for thisConstant
19%
Brightest electromagnetic events known to occur in the universeGamma Ray Burst
14%
Name for the theory describing the rapid, exponential growth of the universe very shortly after the big bangInflation
12%
Hawiian name for our local galactic neighbourhood, containing The Milky Way and 100,000 other galaxiesLaniakea
9%
Name of the famous hubble photo containing thousands of distant, ancient galaxiesUltra deep field
7%

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