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Earth and Sky
"See how much you know about Earth Science and Astronomy."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What metallic element gives the brilliant red and green color to rubies and emeralds?
The North America Nebula appears to be in what constellation as seen from Earth?
What era do geologists term the current time in Earth's geologic history?
What description fits the Pistol Star most closely?
it's a quasar
it's a star that rapidly fluctuates in brightness
it's the remnants of a super nova
it's a luminous giant blue star
My niece showed me a nice piece of gneiss. What is likely to be it's most prominent feature?
flakes of mica
Is there an asteroid named Groucho Marx?
The Adirondack Mountains in northern New York State are part of what mountain chain?
The White Mountains
The Allegheny Mountains
The Green Mountains
Who were the last two humans to walk on the moon in the 1970s?
Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell
Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt
John Young and Charles Duke
David Scott and James Irwin
Which feature would you NOT see depicted on a USGS (United State Geologic Survey) map?
a school building
About how long is a parsec?
3.3 light years - the angle of an arc-second
1 light year - distance from sun to the Oort Cloud
93 million miles - distance from Earth to the Sun
100,000 light years - the diameter of the Milky Way
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Compiled Jun 28 12