Planets
Space travel
Solar System
Moon
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100

Which planet is the third from the sun?

A) Mercury

B) Jupiter

C) Earth

D) Mars

C) Earth

100

This month, NASA is celebrating

A) Their mascots birthday
B) The 40th anniversary of the moon landing
C) 75 years
D) Appollo's 50th anniversary of the moon landing

D) Appollo's 50th anniversary of the moon landing

100

What force from the Sun pulls on Earth and keeps it in orbit?

A) Gravity
B) Friction
C) Balance
D) Lasers

A) Gravity

100

 Which is the largest and roundest:

A) New Moon
B) Crescent Moon
C) Full Moon?

C) Full moon

100

Shooting stars are actually what?

A) Comets
B) Meteors
C) Satellites
D) Fireworks

B) Meteors

200

Which of these best describes the atmosphere surrounding Venus?

A) Cold and snowy
B) Cold and wet
C) Bright and sunny
D) Hot and Poisonous


D) Hot and Poisonous

Venus temperatures reach 867 Degrees and is the hottest planet in the solar system.  

200

Which of the following people was NOT one of the Apollo 11 crew members? 

A) Neil Armstrong
B) John F. Kennedy
C) Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin
D) Michael Collins

B) John F. Kennedy

200

What is the sun mainly made from?

A) Gas
B) Liquid lavaa
C) Molten iron
D) Rock

A)  The sun is mainly made from hydrogen and helium gas.

200

We always see the same side of the moon.

A) True

B) False

A) True

200

Oceans cover how much of the Earth's surface.  

A) About 1/4th
B) About 1/3rd
C) About 1/2
D) About 3/4th


D)  Oceans cover about 3/4th of the earth's surface.

300

This planet is four times wider than the earth, and rotates on it's side.

A) Uranus

B) Moon

C) Jupiter

D) Venus

A) Uranus

300

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin wee the first and second humans to walk on the moon.  Who was the third member of the Apollo 11 mission?

A) Alan Shepard
B) Michael Collins
C) James Lovell
D) William Anders

 B) Michael Collins

Pilot Michael Collins stayed behind in the command module and orbited the moon.

300

What are comets mostly made of?

A) Dust

B) Poisonous Liquid

C) Snow, Ice, and Dust

D) Gas

C) Snow, Ice, and Dust

300

About how long does it take the Moon to circle the Earth?

A) About a year
B) About 28 days
C) About a day
D) Over 40 days

B) About 28 days.

300

The sun's mass takes up how much of our solar system?

A) 45%
B) 60%
C) 80%
D) Over 99%

D)  Over 99%

400

What is the Great Red Spot on Jupiter?

A) A volcano
B) A lake
C) A storm
D) A crater

C)  The Great Red Spot is a massive storm in Jupiter's atmosphere.

400

How long did Armstrong stay on the moon?

A) 30 minutes
B) 75 minutes
C) 21 hours and 36 minutes
D) 46 Hours and 10 minutes

C) 21 hours and 36 minutes

400

How many planets in our solar system are made from gas? 

A) None
B) All of them
C) Four
D) Five

C) Four

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune are all made out of gas. They are called the outer planets.

400

This planet has a moon so big it makes the planet wobble.  What planet is it?

A) Earth
B) Venus
C) Pluto
D) Mercury

The moon Charon is so big, it makes the planet Pluto wobble.

400

How long will the footprint likely remain on the surface of the moon?

A) 100 years
B) It lasted for about 60 days.
C) 150 - 250 years
D) Probably millions of years

D) The Moon has no atmosphere, which means there is no wind to erode the surface and no water to wash the footprints away. This means the footprints of the Apollo astronauts, along with spacecraft prints, rover-prints and discarded material, will be there for millions of years. 

500

Which orders the planets from smallest to largest?

A) Earth, Jupiter, Mercury

B) Jupiter, Mercury, Earth

C) Mercury, Earth, Jupiter

D) Mercury, Jupiter, Earth
           

C) Mercury, Earth, Jupiter

500

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon and return home safely.  How far did they travel?

A) Two light years
B) 100,000 miles
C) Over 500,000 miles
D) 250,000 miles

D)  250,000 miles

500

Where is the asteroid belt?
A) Between Earth and Mars
B) Between Mars and Jupiter
C) Between Jupiter and Saturn
D) Between Earth and Venus

B)  The asteriod belt is found between the planets Mars and Jupiter.

500

The planets of our solar system hold how many moons?

A) One
B) Four
C) Less the 50
D) Over 150

D) Over 150

500

Pluto was reclassified to a dwarf planet in 2006. Where is Pluto located?

A) Between Neptune and Earth
B) Between Mars and Earth
D) Between Jupiter and Saturn
E) Out past Neptune

E)  Out past neptune