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Space Trivia: Summer Edition!

Space Trivia: Summer Edition!

June 25, 2021

Space Trivia: Summer Edition

Wohoo it's summer and we're ready for stargazing, museum-going, and lots of Astronaut Ice Cream! When it's too hot to go outside, play a little space trivia with your friends & family for some entertainment. This round of space trivia is summer themed with questions about the Sun & stargazing constellations. How many answers can you get right?

Questions 

1). Where's the biggest mountain in our solar system?

2). How many Earth's could you fit inside of the Sun?

3). Which is the brightest planet in the night sky?

4). Which constellation is the most famous?

5). What are the 5 largest constellations?

6). What's the warmest planet?

7). What's the coolest planet?

8). How old is the Sun?

9). True or False: The Sun is almost a perfect sphere. 

10). How many minutes does it take for light from the Sun to reach the Earth?

11). What causes that Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis (AKA The Northern & Southern Lights)?

12). What type of star is the Sun?

13). What are the two main elements that the Sun is made up of?

14). True or False: The Sun will eventually consume Earth. 

15). There is a planet in our galaxy where the temperature is so high during the day that it possibly rains molten glass horizontally at around 4,500 mph.

Answers

1). Mars’ volcano Olympus Mons. It's 3x bigger than Everest! 

2). 1 Million Earth's could fit inside of the Sun!

3). Venus

4). Ursa Major - AKA the big dipper.

5). Hydra, Virgo, Ursa Major, Cetus, and Hercules. 

6). Uranus -- not the furthest planet from the sun, but still the coldest planet in our solar system. The planet reaches frigid cold temps like  - 370 °F (minus 218°C). 

7). Venus -- not the closest to the sun, but still the hottest planet in our solar system. During the day you can expect temps up 880°F (471°C).

8). 4.603 billion years old

9). True! There's only a 10 km difference in its polar and equatorial diameters – this makes it the closest thing to a perfect sphere observed in nature.

10). 8 minutes! This energy can reach Earth in mere minutes, but it takes millions of years to travel from the Sun’s core to its surface.

11). Solar power! More specifically the interaction of solar winds with Earth’s atmosphere. 

12). A yellow dwarf star

13). Hydrogen & Helium 

14). True! The Sun is slowly heating up and will eventually destroy our planet. 

15). Crazy . . . but true! The planet, known as HD 189733b, was spotted using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and is a cobalt blue color.

 



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