Quiz 1 – Stars and Space

  1. How many planets are in the solar system?
  2. How many stars are visible in Orion’s belt?
  3. Which type of star emits regular bursts of radio waves?
  4. How many minutes was the shortest ever space flight?
  5. Which constellation forms a W-shape in the sky?
  6. Which constellation’s name is Latin for “crab”?
  7. What is the name of NASA’s most famous space telescope?
  8. What colour is Mars?
  9. What word means “bear” in major and minor constellations?
  10. In which county is the Jodrell Bank Observatory?
  11. Is the sun a star or a planet?
  12. Which solar system body was “demoted” from planet status in 2006?
  13. Titan is the largest moon of which planet?
  14. What two things make the Northern Lights (aurora borealis)
  15. What is the one star that does not move in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere?
  16. Why does the moon appear to change shape as we go though each lunar month?
  17. What type of reaction is occurring the Sun (and other stars)?
  18. Who was the first person to go into outer space?
  19. How many flags have been left on the Moon?
  20. What is it called when two stars orbit each other?