Charting the Universe Quiz

James Gonyo
Quiz by James Gonyo, updated 5 months ago
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Quiz to assess knowledge of constellations, star types, galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters.

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Question 1

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What is this?
Answer
  • A Galaxy
  • A Globular Cluster
  • A Planetary Nebula
  • A Supernova Remnant

Question 2

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The OBSERVABLE UNIVERSE includes
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  • ALL of the Stars, Galaxies, and Planets that exist today.
  • Stars so far away that their light has not yet reached Earth.
  • Everything we can see or detect with instruments.
  • Everything there is, ever was, or ever will be.

Question 3

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Which is true of a star on the Celestial Sphere with coordinates of: RA 8 Hours (right ascension) Dec +28 degrees (declination)
Answer
  • It would be visible to an observer in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • It would be visible to an observer in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • It would be directly overhead to an observer at the Equator.
  • These coordinates do not exist on the Celestial Sphere.

Question 4

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Currently, our Sun is
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  • A Red Giant star
  • A Blue Giant star
  • A Yellow Dwarf star
  • A Yellow Giant star

Question 5

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Polaris, the North Star, is a Yellow Supergiant star. Which of these are true of Polaris? (Hint: there is more than 1 correct answer)
Answer
  • Polaris is much larger than the sun.
  • Polaris is much brighter than the sun.
  • Polaris is much hotter than the sun.
  • Polaris is located at or very near the North Celestial Pole.

Question 6

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Which of these galaxies must be an artist's drawing and not an actual photograph?
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Question 7

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The Horsehead Nebula is a [blank_start]Dark Nebula[blank_end].
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  • Dark Nebula
  • Supernova Remnant
  • Star Forming Nebula
  • Planetary Nebula

Question 8

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Which of these is the Constellation Orion?
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