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Extra Solar Worlds
Other Astronomical Bodies
"With advances in our technology, we can now detect worlds around other stars. This is a very difficult quiz, unless you are up on what's "new up there"."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What constellation was the first extra solar planet found in?
The closest star that has a known planet is 10.5 light years away. Which star is it?
How are the extra solar planets named?
by a numbering system
the finder gets to name them
they are not identified in any way
by small letters
The planet around 109 Piscium was discovered in 1999. What is an interesting fact about this planet?
It lies within the habitable zone of its star
It is the smallest planet yet found
It is the biggest planet yet found
It is the closest planet to its star
A pulsar is a fast rotating star that is the remains of a supernova explosion. Are there any pulsars known to have planets?
Are any of the three known planets in orbit around the star Gliese 876 a gas giant?
51 Pegasi B was the third extra solar world discovered around a "sun-like" star.
Have any extra solar planets been found in globular clusters?
With all the detection methods that are used, have any planets been found more than 10,000 light years distant from us?
What star, that has a planet, resembles our Sun?
47 Ursae Majoris
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Compiled Jun 28 12