Do you just rely on your luck? Serious stargazers and non-experts alike take the bet in this planet quiz!

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Planet quiz! If you’re not an astronomer, chances are you’ll fail questions Nº 6 and 14. Are you ready to check your knowledge? Average score: 10/15.

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Do you just rely on your luck? Serious stargazers and non-experts alike take the bet in this planet quiz

  • Question of

    Which of these bodies in the Solar System has volcanic activity?

    • Mars
    • Io (satellite)
    • Mercury
    • Dione (satellite)
  • Question of

    An easy one… Which planet within the Solar System has a canyon on its surface, so huge, it could stretch from Los Angeles to the Atlantic Coast?

    • Venus
    • Pluto
    • Mars
    • Mercury
  • Question of

    Recent history to remember… Which spacecraft finally got to approach Pluto in 2015, on route to outer space?

    • New Horizons
    • Voyager 2
    • Cassini-Huygens
    • Juno
  • Question of

    Which U.S. President made the first telephone call to the Moon?

    • Lyndon Johnson
    • Gerald Ford
    • John F. Kennedy
    • Richard Nixon
  • Question of

    Which type of Solar System body is used to classify an object known as Hale-Bopp?

    • A dwarf planet
    • A comet
    • An asteroid
    • A meteoroid
  • Question of

    Ok, this might be tough… There is a circumstellar disc beyond Neptune to reach some 55 astronomical units from the Sun, full of icy objects. What is its name?

    • Interplanetary Medium
    • Kuiper Belt
    • Asteroid Belt
    • Oort Cloud
  • Question of

    What was the first country to send an object reaching the surface of the Moon?

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

    There are only two planets in our Solar System that rotate clockwise. Which ones?

    • Venus and Uranus
    • Mercury and Mars
    • Earth and Saturn
    • Jupiter and Neptune
  • Question of

    There is a dormant volcano that happens to be the largest in all Solar System. In which planet is it?

    • Earth
    • Venus
    • Mars
    • Mercury
  • Question of

    One to stimulate your curiosity… Scientists discovered that there’s a planet in our Solar System that is actually shrinking. Can you name it?

    • Mercury
    • Venus
    • Jupiter
    • Mars
  • Question of

    One of these planets was recently discovered to actually have rings. Which one?

    • Mars
    • Venus
    • Mercury
    • Jupiter
  • Question of

    Keeping updated with news… Jupiter’s big Red Spot is actually changing in size. What’s happening to it?

    • It’s getting bigger.
    • It’s getting smaller
  • Question of

    Another easy one for a change… Which one of these is not a gas planet?

    • Neptune
    • Uranus
    • Venus
    • Jupiter
  • Question of

    Which planet moon has a peculiar two-tone (black and white) surface in Solar System?

    • Mars’ Deimos
    • Neptune’s Galatea
    • Saturn’s Iapetus
    • Jupiter’s Callisto
  • Question of

    Which region is the outermost in our Solar System?

    • Oort Cloud
    • Asteroid Belt
    • Scattered Disc
    • Kuiper Belt

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