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Space and Astronomy for Kids
"A quiz on stars, based on a talk I gave at my daughter's school. I figured that if they liked it, so might you."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Please read the question carefully before answering. How many stars are there in our solar system?
What is the name for scientists who focus on observations of the skies?
What of the following can NOT be considered as a source for the energy emitted by a star?
Our sun belongs to the group of heaviest stars known to us.
Which of the following is NOT a possible process for a star to undergo?
Man has landed on the moon, which was a tremendous achievement. Landing on the sun is a different story. Which of the following facts about the sun is true?
Travelling to the sun would take millions of years
The sun's surface is not solid
The sun's surface is colder than planet earth's
The sun is guarded by Zorgs
What do you call a system where two stars are close enough to each other to significantly affect each other's orbits?
How many stars are there in the universe? Pick the closest answer.
More than a billion
Less than 1000
Take a look at the night sky. It is possible that some of the stars you see at this very moment do not exist anymore at this very moment. How is this possible?
Nonsense, this is absolutely impossible
Because Darth Vader is out there destroying them
Nobody knows why
Because light takes time to travel
It is impossible to end this quiz without relating to its title. You know how the song goes, but why do stars twinkle? This is because starlight constantly interacts with something. What is that something?
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Compiled Jun 28 12