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Space and Stuff; a Quiz

Even people who aren’t interested in science have looked up and seen the stars. Often, you may have wondered about them and thought about stars, planets, and space travel. If so, it isn’t surprising and you aren’t alone. People have been doing the same thing for millennia. 

Just as there are a huge number of interesting facts about the planet we live on, there are a great number of curiosities regarding space. Many things you might already know. Many other facts might surprise you. Let’s see how much you know about space.

  • Question of

    There are about 300 billion (300,000,000,000) stars in the Milky Way galaxy. How many are visible to the naked eye from Earth?

    • 3,000
    • 300,000
    • 3 million
  • Question of

    The moon is gradually pulling away from the Earth. It is getting about an inch and a half farther away every ______.

    • month
    • year
    • century
  • Question of

    If the earth was proportional in size to an apple, the skin of the apple would be _____ than the atmosphere of the earth.

    • a little thinner
    • about the same size
    • much thicker
  • Question of

    If you were in a space craft out in space and suddenly got ejected without a spacesuit, you’d die. What would be the cause of death?

    • You’d suffocate
    • You’d freeze
    • You’d explode
  • Question of

    A ton of space dust and debris falls onto the earth every ____

    • hour
    • day
    • year
  • Question of

    A star that collapses into a neutron star is made up entirely of neutrons, with no space between them. A teaspoonful of neutron star weighs about ____

    • a ton
    • 110 tons
    • 110 million tons
  • Question of

    If all of the ozone in the atmosphere was compressed into a single band at sea level, how thick would the band of ozone be?

    • 1 meter
    • 2.3 centimeters
    • 3 millimeters
  • Question of

    True or False: If there wasn’t an atmosphere on Earth, the daytime temperatures would be above 175 F and the nighttime temperatures would be below -200 F.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    All of the planets rotate in a counter-clockwise direction except for one. Which planet rotates in clockwise direction?

    • Mercury
    • Mars
    • Venus
  • Question of

    True or False: The sun is so huge that 1,300,000 earths would fit inside of it.

    • True
    • False


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Written by Rex Trulove

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