Astronomy & Space

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Last updated: May 26, 2014
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Earth's natural satellite
Moon
Gravity so strong that no light can escape
Black hole
A shooting star entering the earth's atmosphere
Meteor
Force of matter attraction
Gravity
"Seven Sisters"
Pleiades
We are all made of ____ _____.
Star stuff
Nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way
Andromeda
Photo of thousands of galaxies, taken by this telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
July 1969: "The _____ has landed"
Eagle
Cloud where stars are born
Nebula
Black hole's point of no return
Event horizon
Human time capsule sent to extraterrestrials
Voyager
Three celestial bodies in a straight line
Syzygy
Location of the highest observatory in the world
Atacama Desert, Chile
"The Big Dipper" or "The Great Bear"
Ursa Major
14 Comments
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Level 44
Jul 22, 2015
I think Subaru should be accepted for Pleiades
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Level 61
Aug 21, 2016
Accept Schwarzschild Radius for Event Horizon
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Level 18
Feb 12, 2017
Event Horizon is actually way more common
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Level 18
Feb 12, 2017
Also schwarzschild radius too much complicated
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Level 25
Mar 6, 2019
The event horizon and the Swarzchild radius are two different things. The Swarzchild radius is the amount of force that an object must be squeezed into to create a black hole. The Event Horizon is the point where light can not escape the black hole.

They are very different things.

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Level 53
Dec 31, 2017
star stuff?

accept "stellar material" from smarter people

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Level 35
Apr 13, 2024
The whole question is poorly worded. It could be anything, like "Natural elements" or "Supernova remnants". The question must be reworded.
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Level 68
Jan 2, 2019
To the people demanding "more intelligent" answers than star stuff. It is a (well) known expression. Not just a definition of what we are made of. Otherwise the answers could be quite divers, blood and bones, atoms, carbon etc etc. (like on another quiz, what do you count when you want are trying to fall asleep. well you could basicly count anything, beer bottles works well.. but the expression is sheep)
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Level 63
Mar 12, 2019
Thank you!
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Level 77
Jun 5, 2022
I thought the expression was "star dust."
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Level 68
Jan 2, 2019
only 35% got ursa major :o that totally surprised me. I really wonder why so few people knew that one ( usually the percentages do not really surprise me, and if they do I can usually come up with a plausible reason, this is the first time I really wondered why it is this low I would have expected about 60%). I think it is the most known one
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Level 51
Apr 24, 2020
It took me a while as well, because I tried "Ursa Maior" (which, I believe, is the original Latin spelling)
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Level 91
Sep 16, 2021
For the three bodies in a row, I thought you might be going for eclipse. Got there in the end, though.
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Level 21
Apr 5, 2022
For "three bodies in a row", I answered "Orion's Belt' :-)