Statistics for Astronomy Quiz

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  • This quiz has been taken 16,053 times
  • The average score is 14 of 20

Answer Stats

Hint Answer % Correct
Our galaxyMilky Way
98%
Demoted to dwarf planet in 2006Pluto
97%
Cosmic expansion that happened
13.8 billion years ago
Big Bang
92%
Place with such high gravity that not
even light can escape
Black Hole
90%
Most well-known space telescopeHubble
88%
299,792,458 meters per secondSpeed of Light
87%
Comet that passes nearby ever 76 yearsHalley's Comet
82%
Name for a "shooting star" that has
entered the atmosphere
Meteor
78%
Explosion of a large starSupernova
78%
Shape of our galaxySpiral
72%
It can be found between the orbits of
Mars and Jupiter
{Asteroid} Belt
71%
Nearest major galaxy to oursAndromeda
68%
Element that makes Mars appear redIron
66%
Nearest star-system to the sunAlpha {Centauri}
64%
Massive storm on Jupiter{Great} {Red} Spot
57%
Interstellar dust cloud that can
give birth to stars
Nebula
52%
Part of the moon where Apollo 11 landedSea of {Tranquility}
52%
Brightest star in the night skySirius
42%
Densest type of starNeutron Star
35%
Person who first described the elliptical
orbits of the planets
Johannes Kepler
26%

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