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All About Space

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(743 votes)
16 questions
English
AI Generated
Test your knowledge about space, planets, and celestial objects in this exciting quiz!
1
48 random squares
AI Generated

Which planet is known as the 'Red Planet'?

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn

Venus

78% got this right

Mars appears red due to the iron oxide (rust) on its surface.
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48 random squares
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How many planets are in our solar system?

4
8
10

Easy  83% got this right

Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006.
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48 random squares
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Which planet has the strongest winds in the solar system?

Neptune

Jupiter

Saturn

Uranus

Hard  32% got this right

Neptune's winds can reach speeds of up to 1,500 mph.
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48 random squares
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Which of these are considered gas giants?

Jupiter

Saturn

Mars

Venus

72% got this right

Gas giants are large planets composed mostly of hydrogen and helium.
5
48 random squares
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What is the largest moon in our solar system?

Ganymede

Callisto

Io

Titan

Hard  26% got this right

Ganymede is Jupiter's largest moon and is even larger than the planet Mercury.
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48 random squares
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Order the planets from closest to the sun to farthest.

1.

Mercury

2.

Venus

3.

Earth

4.

Mars

Easy  88% got this right

The order is Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.
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48 random squares
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What is the hottest planet in our solar system?

Venus

Earth

Mars

Mercury

40% got this right

Venus' thick atmosphere traps heat, making it the hottest planet with temperatures around 900°F.
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48 random squares
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How many Earth days does it take for Mercury to orbit the sun?

70
88
100

70% got this right

Mercury's orbit is the shortest of all the planets in our solar system.
9

Which year was Pluto downgraded to a dwarf planet?

2000
2006
2015

Hard  35% got this right

10

Who was the first person to travel into space?

Yuri Gagarin

George Jetson

Neil Armstrong

Tim Peake

Hard  29% got this right

The Soviet pilot and cosmonaut orbited the Earth on the Vostok spacecraft in 1961
11

On which planet are days longer than years?

Venus

Earth

Jupiter

Saturn

Hard  20% got this right

It takes 225 Earth days for Venus to go all the way around the sun, so a day on Venus is a little longer than a year.
12
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What does the word 'nebula' mean in Latin?

Cloud

Moon

Star

Vague

36% got this right

The colourful, cosmic clouds aka nebula are areas in which stars are being created or have died.
13

How long do footprints last on the moon?

Millions of Years

A few seconds

Couple of Decades

Six months

49% got this right

Because the Moon has no atmosphere, so unlike on Earth, there's no erosion so footsteps can last a couple millions years
14

What is the Great Red Spot on Jupiter?

A Storm

A Crater

A Lake

A Volcano

46% got this right

This is a gigantic storm ,the largest in the solar system and approximately 1.3 times as wide as Earth.
15

Where is the tallest peak in the solar system located?

Mars

Earth

Saturn

Uranus

35% got this right

The shield volcano Olympus Mons stands 13.5 miles high,about two and a half times as tall as Mount Everest
16

Which planet is not named after a Greek or Roman deity?

Earth

Mercury

Pluto

50% got this right

The name 'Earth' is an English and German name that means 'the ground.'