Test your interstellar IQ

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(1) Who was the first person to travel into space?

  • A. Neil Armstrong
  • B. Yuri Gagarin
  • C. George Jetson
  • D. None of the above
(b) Yuri Gagarin
Description- The Soviet pilot and cosmonaut orbited the Earth on the Vostok spacecraft in 1961. Gagarin later became deputy training director of the Cosmonaut Training Centre outside Moscow, which was later named after him.

(2) On which planet are days longer than years?

  • A. Venus
  • B. Mars
  • C. Saturn
  • D. Uranus
(a) Venus
Description- Venus orbits the Sun in 225 Earth days, making a Venusian year slightly shorter than a day on Venus.
A Venusian day is longer than a year on Venus, creating a unique time perspective compared to Earth.
Unlike Earth, where the sun rises and sets daily, on Venus, the sun rises approximately every 117 Earth days.

(3) What does the word 'nebula' mean in Latin?

  • A. Star
  • B. Cloud
  • C. Vague
  • D. Northern Lights
(b) Cloud

(4) Which of these is the same size as the Hubble Space Telescope??

  • A. 757 airplane
  • B. Golf cart
  • C. School bus
  • D. None of the above
(c) School bus
Description- Since 1990, a bus-sized satellite has traveled at 5 miles per second, providing images of Earth and exploring the universe.
Its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, launched in 2021, continues its mission.

(5) How long do footprints last on the Moon?

  • A. A few seconds
  • B. Six months
  • C. A Year
  • D. Millions of years
(d) Millions of years
Description- 12 astronauts who stepped on the Moon during the last Apollo mission in 1972 are still there

(6) What is the Great Red Spot on Jupiter?

  • A. A lake
  • B. A storm
  • C. A volcano
  • D. A mountain
(b) A storm
Description- Jupiter's Great Red Spot is the solar system's largest storm.
It is about 1.3 times wider than Earth.

(7) Who sang 'Space Oddity'?

  • A. The Rolling Stones
  • B. David Bowie
  • C. Bob Dylan
  • D. None of the above
(b) David Bowie

(8) Which of these things did the Apollo 11 crew not have, prior to their mission to the Moon?

  • A. Food
  • B. Medical exams
  • C. Life insurance
  • D. None of the above
(c) Life insurance

(9) Where is the tallest peak in the solar system located?

  • A. Mars
  • B. Uranus
  • C. Earth
  • D. Jupitar
(a) Mars
Description- Olympus Mons, a shield volcano, stands 22km high, located on Mars.
It is approximately two-and-a-half times taller than Mount Everest above sea level.

(10) Which planet is not named after a Greek or Roman deity?

  • A. Mercury
  • B. Pluto
  • C. Venus
  • D. Earth
(d) Earth
Description- The name 'Earth' originates from English and German languages.
It translates to 'the ground' in English and German.
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