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Space & The Solar System

3.7
(215 votes)
10 questions
English
How well do you know space?
1

Which planet would you find 5th from the Sun?

Jupiter

Neptune

Saturn

Uranus

52% got this right

Jupiter is the first of the Gas Giants.
2

Which planet is closest to the sun?

Mercury

Easy  87% got this right

It speeds around the Sun every 88 days, traveling through space at nearly 29 miles (47 kilometers) per second.
3

Phobos and Deimos are the Moons of which planet?

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn

Uranus

36% got this right

They are irregular in shape. Both were discovered by American astronomer Asaph Hall in August 1877.
4

Which of these is not a moon of Jupiter?

Titan

Europa

Ganymede

Io

Hard  29% got this right

Titan is a moon of Saturn, the rest all belong to Jupiter.
5

Who was the first person to travel into space?

Yuri Gagarin

Alan Shephard

Neil Armstrong

Pavel Popovich

Hard  34% got this right

The Soviets sent the first person in to space in 1961.
6

In what year did man first land on the moon?

1969

64% got this right

The first human-made object to touch the Moon was the Soviet Union's Luna 2, on 13 September 1959.
7

Ceres, Pallas & Vesta are all what?

Asteroids

Planets in the next solar system

Stars

Telescopes

39% got this right

Discover the four asteroid goddesses in astrology – Ceres, Pallas, Juno And Vesta.
8

Which constellation contains the stars Castor and Pollux?

Gemini

Cassiopeia

Sagittarius

The Big Dipper

Hard  33% got this right

Gemini is dominated by Castor and Pollux, two bright stars that appear relatively very closely together forming an "O"
9

What is the name of the hottest planet in the solar system?

Venus

Jupiter

Mars

Mercury

45% got this right

Although Mercury is the closest Venus is the hottest.
10

What is the name of this man made object?

The International Space Station

Apollo 11

Sputnik

Star Wars Defense

64% got this right

The station serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which scientific research is conducted