Can You Answer These 12 Basic Questions About Space?

Are you a Star Lord, or a Space Cadet? Take this quiz and see how much you know about the cosmos.
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Question 1/12

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Halley's Comet passes through our solar system roughly every _____ years.
22
76
340
8,000
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Question 2/12

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In 2003, scientists decided which celestial object was not really a planet?
Mars
Neptune
Uranus
Pluto
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Question 3/12

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The Asteroid Belt lies between...
The Sun and Mercury
Mars and Jupiter
Earth and the Moon
Jupiter and Saturn
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Question 4/12

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What is Phobos?
The Greek word for our moon
One of Mars' moons
One of Jupiter's moons
A meteorite
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Question 5/12

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How far is the Earth from the Sun?
1 million miles
27 million miles
93 million miles
1 light year
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Question 6/12

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How long is a year on Mercury?
3 days
88 days
365 days
856 days
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Question 7/12

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Where would you find the volcano Olympus Mons?
On Earth
On the Moon
On Mars
On Venus
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Question 8/12

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Which countries have landed men on the Moon?
The U.S. only
Russia/The Soviet Union only
The U.S. and Russia/The Soviet Union
The U.S. and China
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Question 9/12

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What happened to SkyLab?
It's still in Earth orbit today
It fell to Earth in 1979
It was incorporated into the International Space Station
It's on its way to Jupiter
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Question 10/12

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Alpha Centauri is...
A myth
A black hole
The Greek name for our Sun
The closest star to our Sun
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Question 11/12

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How many moons does Jupiter have?
None
1
11
66
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Question 12/12

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Approximately when did The Big Bang occur?
1 million years ago
500 million years ago
4 billion years ago
14 billion years ago
Result
Your knowledge is like a black hole; stuff goes in, but nothing comes out.

Void

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You certainly know a lot about space. We got you a few times, but you definitely have the right stuff.

Nerd

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Your vast knowledge spans the cosmos. We puny mortals bow down before your omniscience.

Star Lord

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1
Halley's Comet passes through our solar system roughly every _____ years.
22
76
340
8,000
2
In 2003, scientists decided which celestial object was not really a planet?
Mars
Neptune
Uranus
Pluto
3
The Asteroid Belt lies between...
The Sun and Mercury
Mars and Jupiter
Earth and the Moon
Jupiter and Saturn
4
What is Phobos?
The Greek word for our moon
One of Mars' moons
One of Jupiter's moons
A meteorite
5
How far is the Earth from the Sun?
1 million miles
27 million miles
93 million miles
1 light year
6
How long is a year on Mercury?
3 days
88 days
365 days
856 days
7
Where would you find the volcano Olympus Mons?
On Earth
On the Moon
On Mars
On Venus
8
Which countries have landed men on the Moon?
The U.S. only
Russia/The Soviet Union only
The U.S. and Russia/The Soviet Union
The U.S. and China
9
What happened to SkyLab?
It's still in Earth orbit today
It fell to Earth in 1979
It was incorporated into the International Space Station
It's on its way to Jupiter
10
Alpha Centauri is...
A myth
A black hole
The Greek name for our Sun
The closest star to our Sun
11
How many moons does Jupiter have?
None
1
11
66
12
Approximately when did The Big Bang occur?
1 million years ago
500 million years ago
4 billion years ago
14 billion years ago