Guess if these astronomical facts are real or just a myth. Are you ready?

Guess if these astronomical facts are real or just a myth. Are you ready?

Guess if these astronomical facts are real or just a myth. The Big Dipper is a year-round visible constellation in the northern hemisphere. True or false?

Only 1 in 10 answers this question correctly, even though it’s one of the easiest. The average on this quiz is… dramatically low.

Guess if these astronomical facts are real or just a myth. Are you ready?


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  • Question of

    Deimos is the larger of the two moons of Mars and the closest to the planet.

    • True
    • False
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    The Big Dipper is a year-round visible constellation in the northern hemisphere.

    • True
    • False
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    Daedalus is a lunar crater located in the center of the hidden face of the Moon.

    • True
    • False
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    The Eagle Nebula is part of the astronomical object catalogued as M1.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    The parsec is a unit of length used in astronomy.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    The Sombrero galaxy is a lenticular galaxy in the constellation of Leo.

    • True
    • False
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    Comet McNaught has been the brightest in the last forty years.

    • True
    • False
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    Saturn’s rings were first observed by Galileo Galilei.

    • True
    • False
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    The Chandra X-ray Observatory is the fourth and last of NASA’s Great Observatories.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    A sunspot is a region of the Sun that has a lower temperature than its surroundings and intense magnetic activity.

    • True
    • False
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    Rigel is the brightest star in the constellation Cassiopeia.

    • True
    • False
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    White dwarfs are, along with red dwarfs, the most abundant stars in the universe.

    • True
    • False
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    Despite being a large constellation, Draco has no particularly bright stars.

    • True
    • False
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    The coronagraph is a device that attaches to a telescope and, by blocking the light from a central object, makes it possible to observe dimly lit objects near a star.

    • True
    • False
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    Enceladus is Saturn’s third largest satellite.

    • True
    • False

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