Can You Pass This Difficult Astronomy Test?

Think you know what's written in the stars? Put your astronomy knowledge on blast with this difficult astronomy test. Ready to find out how you compare to the masses? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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As of 2018, how many planets are there in our solar system?
7
8
9
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What is the largest planet in our solar system?
Earth
Saturn
Jupiter
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hat is the smallest planet in our solar system?
Earth
Mercury
Venus
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How many constellations are officially recognized?
12
88
Over a million
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What term do astronomers use to describe the two times a year when day and night are of equal length?
Solstice
Equinox
Blue moon
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What term describes the effect where stars appear to move as the Earth moves?
Polaris
Parallax
Rotation
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Which planet has the largest moon in the solar system?
Earth
Jupiter
Uranus
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Which planet has the fewest moons?
Saturn
Venus
Mars
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How far is the Earth from the sun?
6 million miles
93 million miles
200 million miles
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What is Mars' nickname?
Big Red
The Red Planet
The Dust Bowl
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True or false: The sun is a star.
True
False
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What is the scientific term for the twinkling of stars?
Culmination
Scintilation
Jubilation
Result
You might look up at the stars and feel in awe of what you see, but you don't really know much about astronomy itself! Whether it's the solar system or the stars, you still have a lot more to learn when it comes to astronomy. Your fate wasn't written in the stars for this quiz!

C+, Astronomy Basic

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You have a true gift for astronomy! When you look up at the stars, you see more than what meets the eye. You see a complex universe full of wonder. From the solar system to the stars themselves, you know astronomy better than most.

B+, Astronomy Gifted

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You know astronomy as only a true science buff can! When you look up, you see a complex system of planets, stars, and other universal intricacies. From the planets and their composition to the stars and their gases, you're a total astronomy ace!

A+, Astronomy Ace

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1
As of 2018, how many planets are there in our solar system?
7
8
9
2
What is the largest planet in our solar system?
Earth
Saturn
Jupiter
3
hat is the smallest planet in our solar system?
Earth
Mercury
Venus
4
How many constellations are officially recognized?
12
88
Over a million
5
What term do astronomers use to describe the two times a year when day and night are of equal length?
Solstice
Equinox
Blue moon
6
What term describes the effect where stars appear to move as the Earth moves?
Polaris
Parallax
Rotation
7
Which planet has the largest moon in the solar system?
Earth
Jupiter
Uranus
8
Which planet has the fewest moons?
Saturn
Venus
Mars
9
How far is the Earth from the sun?
6 million miles
93 million miles
200 million miles
10
What is Mars' nickname?
Big Red
The Red Planet
The Dust Bowl
11
True or false: The sun is a star.
True
False
12
What is the scientific term for the twinkling of stars?
Culmination
Scintilation
Jubilation