Do people call you an Astronomy geek? Then you’ll score high in this quiz and dazzle everyone with your knowledge… again

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Astronomy geek? Can you tell what is the brightest star seen with the naked eye? Most people fail in this question. Go ahead, show that the wonders of the universe have no secrets for you!


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Do people call you an Astronomy geek? Then you’ll score high in this quiz and dazzle everyone with your knowledge… again

  • Question of

    The Sun isn’t the most common type of star in Milky Way. What kind is the most abundant?

    • Red super giants
    • Red dwarfs
    • Blue giants
    • Yellow dwarfs
  • Question of

    The change in a wave’s frequency when the source and observer are in motion relative to one another is known as what?

    • Gamma rays absorption
    • Parallax effect
    • Space and time bend
    • Doppler effect
  • Question of

    The Astronomical Unit (AU) is the average distance between two objects in our solar system. Which ones?

    • The Earth and the Moon
    • The Earth and Mars
    • The Sun and the Oort cloud
    • The Sun and the Earth
  • Question of

    NASA built originally six space shuttles. Which one never made a spaceflight?

    • Enterprise
    • Columbia
    • Challenger
    • Endeavour
  • Question of

    What was the name of the first man to set foot on the Moon?

    • John Glenn
    • Alan Shepard
    • Neil Armstrong
    • Buzz Aldrin
  • Question of

    What is the brightest star seen from Earth in the night sky?

    • Alcyone (Taurus)
    • Sirius (Canis Major)
    • Alpha Centauri (Centaurus)
    • Capella (Auriga)
  • Question of

    What country was the first to drop an object on the surface of the Moon?

    • Japan
    • Soviet Union
    • United States
    • China
  • Question of

    What is the nickname of Mars?

    • The desert planet
    • The crater planet
    • The red planet
    • The canal planet
  • Question of

    Which of these is not a galaxy classification by its shape?

    • Round
    • Elliptical
    • Spiral
    • Irregular
  • Question of

    The Milky Way, the galaxy where our Solar System is located, has a supermassive black hole. What is its name?

    • El Gordo
    • Sagittarius A
    • The Black Widow
    • Cassiopeia A
  • Question of

    In about 5 billion years our Milky Way is bound for collision with what other galaxy?

    • Large Magellanic Cloud
    • Small Magellanic Cloud
    • Andromeda Galaxy
    • El Sombrero Galaxy
  • Question of

    Ceres, the closest dwarf planet to the Sun, is located in the asteroid belt between what planets?

    • The Earth and Mars
    • Mars and Jupiter
    • Jupiter and Saturn
    • Saturn and Neptune
  • Question of

    Which is the most distant planet than can be seen with the naked eye?

    • Saturn
    • Neptune
    • Jupiter
    • Uranus
  • Question of

    Asteroids, like planets, can have moons of their own.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    The peculiar Witch Head Nebula is located in what constellation?

    • Sagittarius
    • Ursa Major
    • Coma Berenices
    • Eridanus

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